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Wanderings in Patagonia or Life Among the Ostrich-Hunters Julius Beerbohm

Wanderings in Patagonia or Life Among the Ostrich-Hunters

Julius Beerbohm

Published August 24th 2013
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Wanderings in Patagonia is an account of Julius Beerbohms expedition to Patagonia in 1877. He vividly describes the natural history and geography of the country which he labelled the last of natures works. Beerbohm travels across deserts andMoreWanderings in Patagonia is an account of Julius Beerbohms expedition to Patagonia in 1877. He vividly describes the natural history and geography of the country which he labelled the last of natures works. Beerbohm travels across deserts and through jungles with the native Indians, the people Ferdinand Magellan came upon in 1520 when he discovered the country. Magellan and his crew described seeing giants nine feet tall, with huge feet. Beerbohm details a trek through this notoriously hostile terrain and overcomes snowstorms and mutiny, survives a flood and encounters ostrich hunters, puma, and swans. Littered with literary quotes and historical references and parallels, this book is written in an engaging style and brings to life this little-known part of South America.E-text prepared by Melissa McDaniel and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http://www.pgdp.net)