The Naturalist in Nicaragua

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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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Contents

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1
II
11
III
30
IV
43
V
61
VI
85
VII
103
VIII
126
XII
212
XIII
231
XIV
247
XV
275
XVI
292
XVII
308
XVIII
327
XIX
338

IX
150
X
176
XI
191
XX
358
XXI
374
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Thomas Belt (1832-1878) was an English mining engineer and naturalist. He traveled widely, publishing papers on his observations, and worked for several years in Australia, in Nicaragua, and in Colorado.

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