The Naturalist in Nicaragua

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University of Chicago Press, 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

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

CHAPTER IX
150
CHAPTER X
176
CHAPTER XI
191
CHAPTER XX
358
CHAPTER 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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