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THE

NATURALIST IN NICARAGUA:

A NARRATIVE OF

A RESIDENCE AT THE GOLD MINES OF CHONTALES ;

JOURNEYS IN THE SAVANNAHS AND FORESTS.

WITH

OBSERVATIONS ON ANIMALS AND PLANTS IN REFERENCE TO THE

THEORY OF EVOLUTION OF LIVING FORMS.

BY THOMAS BELT, F.G.S.,

AUTHOR OF “MINERAL VEINS," "THE GLACIAL PERIOD IN NORTH AMERICA,"

ETC., ETC.

“ It was his faith,--perhaps is mine, -

That life in all its forms is one,
And that its secret conduits run
Unseen, but in unbroken line,
From the great fountain-head divine,
Through man and beast, through grain and grass."

LONGFELLOW

WITH MAP AND ILLUSTRATIONS.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1874.
[The right of Translation is reserved.]

17422

2. Common Corea Pee Dec.7, 1919,

DEZ 192

LONDON :

BRADBURY, AONEW, & co., PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS. TO

HENRY WALTER BATES,

WHOSE ADMIRABLE WORK,

“THE NATURALIST ON THE RIVER AMAZONS,''

HAS BEEN MY GUIDE AND MODEL,

I Dedicate this Book,

AS A TOKEN OF RESPECT AND FRIENDSHIP.

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