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Ballantyne press BALLANTYNE, HANSON AND CO.

EDINBURGH AND LONDON

THE

NATURALIST IN NICARAGUA.

A Harrative of

A RESIDENCE AT THE GOLD MINES OF CHONTALES;

JOURNEYS IN THE SAVANNAHS AND FORESTS;

@With Dbservations on Animals and plants in Reference to

the Theory of Evolution of Living Forms.

BY THOMAS BELT, F.G.S.

AUTHOR OF
ERAL veins,” “The Glacial PERIOD IN NORTH AMERICA," ETC. ETC.

SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND CORRECTED.

“ 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.

Witb Map and Fllustrations.

LONDON:
EDWARD BUMPUS, 5 & 6 HOLBORN BARS, E.C.

1888.
[The right of translation is reserved.]

TO

A. G. RENSHAW, Esq.,

THE VALUED FRIEND OF THE AUTHOR,

This Edition

IS

DEDICATED BY

MRS. BELT AND HER SONS

AS A SMALL RECOGNITION OF HIS KIND AND UNCEASING

INTEREST IN THEIR WELFARE.

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