MILLER, Leo E.
Title: In the Wilds of South America : Six Years of Exploration in Colombia, Venezuela, British Guiana, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil.
Publisher:  Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1919,
Seller ID: 103759
MILLER, Leo E. In the Wilds of South America : Six Years of Exploration in Colombia, Venezuela, British Guiana, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919. Pp. (6),vii-xiv,(2),3-428,(6), colour frontispiece, + 48 leaves of black and white plates, including 1 map. Illustrated. 8vo, forest-green cloth with gilt, black, green and blue map block to front board, gilt lettering to front board and spine. "Thepurpose of this narrative is to follow the course of these [nearly six yea rs worth of] explorations into the tropical jungles of the Amazon, Paraguay, Orinoco, and others of South America's master rivers, and to the frigid heights of the snow-crowned Andes. In these jungles one hears the hoarse cough of the jaguar and the scream of long-tailed, multicolored macaws as theyfly two by two overhead; the extraordinary chorus of frogs and insects may lull the weary senses to sleep at nightfall, but the dismal roar of howlin g monkeys is sure to awaken one at dawn." - from the preface. Contents: Part I: Colombia: 1. Buenaventura to Cali adn the Cauca Valley; 2. Popayan andthe Cerro Munchique; 3. The Andes Southwest of Popayan; Cruise of the Cald as; 4. Cartago to the Paramos of Ruiz and Santa Isabel; 5. The Choco Country on the Western Coast of Colombia; 6. In Quest of the Cock-of-the-Rock; 7.Crossing the Eastern Andes into the Caqueta; 8. Across the Antioquian Gold -fields to Puerto Valdivia on the Lower Cauca; 9. Ascent of the Paramillo -- Collecting on the Rio Sucio. Part II: Venezuela: 10. Fifteen Hundred Miles on the Orinoco; 11. The Maquieritares' Land and the Upper Orinoco; 12. Life in the Guiana Wilds; 13. First Weeks with the Roosevelt South American Expedition; 14. Hunting Excursions along the Upper Paraguay; 15. A Forty Days' Ride through Wildest Matto Grosso; 16. The Descent of the Rio Gy-Parana;17. Down the Coast of Peru -- Lake Titicaca and La Paz -- Through the Anci ent Incan Empire to Cochabamba; 18. Crossing to Bolivian Highlands from Cochabamba to the Chaare; 19. Among the Yuracare Indians of the Rio Chimore; 20. The Cactus Forests of Central Bolivia -- Cochabamba to Samaipata; 21. A Mule-back Journey on the Santa Cruz Trail to Sucre; 22. Sucre, the Rio Pilcomayo, and the Upland Desert to the Argentine Frontier; 23. Bird-nesting inNorthwestern Argentina; 24. The Chaco -- Sugar Plantations and Rice Marshe s -- A Search for a Rare Bird; 25. Vizcacha-Hunting in an Argentine Desert -- Giant Snakes; 26. The Lake Region of Western Argentina -- The Heart of the Wine Country. Inner hinges starting, light shelfwear, else very good. 50.00