A Life in Shadow: Aimé Bonpland in Southern South America, by Stephen Bell PDF

By Stephen Bell

ISBN-10: 0804752605

ISBN-13: 9780804752602

French naturalist and physician objectiveé Bonpland (1773–1858) was once some of the most vital clinical explorers of South the United States within the early 19th century. From 1799 to 1804, he labored along Alexander von Humboldt because the latter conducted his celebrated learn in northern South the USA, yet he later back to behavior his personal study farther south. A existence in Shadow money owed for the whole span of Bonpland's striking and various occupation in South America—in Argentina, Paraguay (where he was once imprisoned for almost a decade), Uruguay, and southernmost Brazil—based on large archival fabric. The examine reconnects Bonpland's divided documents in Europe and South the US and delves into his experiences of rural assets in inside areas of South the USA, together with experimental cultivation concepts. it is a interesting account of a man—a medical professional, farmer, rancher, medical explorer, and political conspirator—who interacted in lots of revealing methods with the evolving societies and associations of South America.

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