Wanderings In South America: The North West Of The United States, And The Antilles, In The Years 1812, 1816, 1820 And 1824. With Original Instructions ... Etc. For Cabinets Of Natural History [1879] Charles Waterton

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Wanderings In South America: The North West Of The United States, And The Antilles, In The Years 1812, 1816, 1820 And 1824. With Original Instructions ... Etc. For Cabinets Of Natural History [1879]  by  Charles Waterton

Wanderings In South America: The North West Of The United States, And The Antilles, In The Years 1812, 1816, 1820 And 1824. With Original Instructions ... Etc. For Cabinets Of Natural History [1879] by Charles Waterton
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For years readers have enjoyed Charles Watertons intriguing book, Wanderings in South America, about his adventurous travels in Guiana, West Indies. Waterton, a famous English eccentric and naturalist, returned to England in 1821 from an expeditionMoreFor years readers have enjoyed Charles Watertons intriguing book, Wanderings in South America, about his adventurous travels in Guiana, West Indies. Waterton, a famous English eccentric and naturalist, returned to England in 1821 from an expedition to Guiana, where he had collected hundreds of specimens of South American wildlife, all carefully preserved.

On a second expedition to Guiana he acquired the head of an amazing specimen he described as the Nondescript, a fur-covered, manlike creature native to the South American jungle. Adding a touch of intrigue to this compelling narrative is the rumor that the Nondescript bears a startling resemblance to an overzealous customs inspector who had caused him so much grief upon his return in 1821.

It is popular opinion that Waterton, in his own peculiar way, was literally trying to make a monkey out of an annoying tax collector. AUTHOR BIO: Naturalist and explorer Charles Waterton (1782-1865) was born in Yorkshire, England, to a family eminent in the service of the state. In 1796, he pursued higher studies at Stonyhurst, where he developed his early passion for natural history. Determined to start exploring the hinterland of Guiana at intervals of four years, he made the four adventurous expeditions described in the well-known Wanderings in South America.



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