The Andes and the Amazon

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    AS is indicated in the title this work contains accounts of two separate journeys, to a considerable extent over the same ground, the first undertaken in 1867, the second in 1873. A narrative of the former was published several years ago both in America and in England, we believe; the second half of the volume is quite new and is essentially supplementary to the former. The results of the journey of 1867 are given in the form of a personal narrative, those of 1873 are arranged systematically in a number of chapters on the various features of the Amazon and its surroundings. The main scientific results of both expeditions have been described in the Proceedings of various scientific societies and in scientific journals in America and in England, and the present volume is therefore perfectly free from any details that would prove unattractive to the general reader.

    The Andes and the Amazon; or, Across the Continent of South America.

    By James Orton., Professor of Natural History in Vassar College, U.S., &c. Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged, containing Notes of a Second Journey. Maps and Illustrations. (New York: Harper Brothers, 1876.)

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    The Andes and the Amazon . Nature 15, 154–155 (1876) doi:10.1038/015154a0

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