Thayer expedition. Scientific results of a journey in Brazil by Charles Frederick Hartt

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  • Geology -- Brazil.,
  • Physical geography -- Brazil.

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Statementby Louis Agassiz and his travelling companions; geology and physical geography of Brazil by C.F. Hartt.
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Pagination620 p.
Number of Pages620
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Open LibraryOL16533410M

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Expedition Background In AprilMuseum of Comparative Zoology founder and director Louis Agassiz set off for Brazil with his wife Elizabeth and a dozen assistants on a fifteen-month collecting expedition financed by Boston banker Nathaniel Thayer.

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In Januaryshe made history as the first American to complete a mile traverse from west Antarctica to the South Pole following the. The Confederacy had a great opportunity to turn the Civil War in its favor inbut squandered this chance when it failed to finish off a Union army cornered in Louisiana because of concerns about another Union army coming south from Arkansas.

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She will. Contemporary olive green pictorial bevelled cloth, gilt, all edges gilt (extremities a bit worn). First edition. "In the autumn of a happy party left Denver for a thirty days' trip in the mountains of Colorado.". Along the way Thayer gathered the wild flowers that she saw and painted them, accompanied by a pastoral account of the expedition.

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On Maexplorer and educator Helen Thayer (b. ) becomes the first woman to trek solo to the magnetic North Pole. Accompanied by her dog Charlie, a husky mix trained to warn of nearby polar bears, Thayer completes her mile journey despite starvation and incessant polar bear danger.

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THE ERNST MAYR LIBRARY: A BRIEF HISTORY By Robert Young, Special Collections Librarian Two years after founding the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Louis Agassiz raised the funds to purchase Belgian paleontologist Laurent Guillaume de Koninck’s collection of fossils and books, with the latter priced at four thousand.

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Some of it was inspired by my own personal experience. I grew up in Kansas, for example, and I fell in love with a man on Nantucket—and I’ve lived here with him for 32 years. This is a report of the so-called Thayer Expedition to South America, and Brazil in particular.

It is written by the Canadian-American geologist, palaeontologist and explorer Charles Frederick Hartt (), and by Louis Agassiz (leader of the expedition) and other travelling companions. It describes the geology and physical geography of Brazil.

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with Illustrations and Maps - Scholar's Choice Edition. Charles Frederick Hartt. Thayer and his command did not meet Steele and his men until several days after the April 1 deadline and were almost out of food by that time.

Thayer’s command, known as the Frontier Division, participated in the remainder of the expedition, fighting at Prairie D’Ane, Poison Spring, and Jenkins’ Ferry. He contributed to a Commons hall, erected Thayer hall in as a memorial of his father and brother, bore the expenses of Prof.

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Along the Overland Trail in Nebraska in The book is short and to the point, but it gets across the story and the message with style. (Thayer wrote her own first person story in a book published in and reissued inand that book is just as good in its way - loaded with a lot more detail and cast in 4/5(1).

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