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By William Henry Edwards

William H. Edwards (1822-1909) used to be an American entomologist and naturalist whose paintings made an important contribution to medical examine. First released in 1847, this is often Edwards' own account of his recognized day trip to the Amazon basin. It relates his voyage from long island, brief place of dwelling within the urban of Par? and exploration of the neighborhood jungle. knowledgeable observer, Edwards describes in interesting aspect the animals, vegetation and geography of the quarter, speaking his satisfaction at each one discovery. Highlights of the amount contain bright depictions of encounters with anacondas and electrical eels, unique culmination and birds, and observations at the customs of the neighborhood Portuguese and local populations. meant to be used via either the naturalist and the overall reader, this publication will captivate a person attracted to the background of shuttle and exploration, in addition to the advance of medical examine within the tropics.

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Monkeys are frolicking through festooned bowers, or chasing in revelry over the wood arches. Squirrels scamper in ecstasy from limb to limb, unable to contain themselves for joyousness. Coatis are gambolling among the fallen leaves, or vying with monkeys in nimble climbing. Pacas and agoutis chase wildly about, ready to scud away at the least noise. The sloth, enlivened by the general inspiration, climbs more rapidly over the branches, and seeks a spot where in quiet and repose he may rest him.

The material of which it was composed was a fine moss. Day after day Mr. L. had watched its formation ; but before the little architect had completed it, the ants appeared, and she sought a safer spot for her home. At first we were somewhat nervous about venturing far into the woods, and anxiously careful to protect our feet from vicious reptiles by redoubtable boots. A little experience served to disabuse us of this error, and we were soon content to go in slippers. ] ABSENCE OF PLIES—AKTS. 35 day after day passed without meeting even a harmless grasssnake.

His province was filling and marking the sacks, and, being paid a price for all above a certain number, he earned regularly between two and three dollars a-week. We thought, of course, that Larry was in a fair way to be a freeman, and, in our innocence, suggested that he was laying up money to buy his papers. " He had a good master, he had a wife, and he did not have care or trouble. Thus he was contented. " The wood used in the steam-mill was brought up by canoes, and exchanged for broken rice.

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