The Naturalist in Nicaragua
University of Chicago Press, 15. okt 1985 - 403 pages
"The best of all natural history journals which have ever been published."—Charles Darwin, 1874. Beautifully illustrated and a pleasure to read, this classic book describes the geography, geology, ecology, flora, fauna, and native inhabitants of Nicaragua in the nineteenth century. Many of Belt's detailed and accurate observations were not confirmed until decades later—for example, the fact that certain plants have "standing armies" of ants that defend them.
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Climate of the northeastern side of NicaraguaExcursions around
ConcordiaJinotegaIndian habits retained by the people
Iguanas and lizards Granada Politics Revolutions Cacao
Journey to JuigalpaDescription of LibertadThe priest
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