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Author Bell, Stephen, 1956-

Title A life in shadow : Aimé Bonpland in southern South America, 1817-1858 / Stephen Bell
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 320 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Return to the Americas -- Prisoner in Paraguay -- From Paraguay to Pago Largo -- Somber years of civil war -- The challenges of peace -- Journey's end
Summary French naturalist and medical doctor Aimé Bonpland (1773-1858) was one of the most important scientific explorers of South America in the early nineteenth century. From 1799 to 1804, he worked alongside Alexander von Humboldt as the latter carried out his celebrated research in northern South America, but he later returned to conduct his own research farther south. This book accounts for the entire span of Bonpland's remarkable and diverse career in South America - in Argentina, Paraguay (where he was imprisoned for nearly a decade), Uruguay, and southernmost Brazil - based on extensive archival material
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bonpland, Aimé, 1773-1858 -- Travel -- South America.
Botanists -- South America -- Biography.
French -- South America -- Biography.
Naturalists -- South America -- Biography.
South America -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009050492
ISBN 0804774277 (electronic bk.)
9780804774277 (electronic bk.)