1999, ISBN: 0297819011
Hardcover, ID: 9213981365
[EAN: 9780297819011], Fine, [PU: Weidenfeld & Nicolson / Orion Publishing Group Ltd, London], Jacket, First edition, first impression. very minor edge wear to top of spine, not price clipped (£20.00), no inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall in almost 'as new' condition. 366pp, illustrated. In the 1830s, Charles Darwin travelled on The Beagle to South America, where he made many of the discoveries of fossils in the Andes and of animals unknown in Europe that led to his theory of evolution. All of Darwin's research expeditions were made on horseback, and sometimes he rode as far as 600 miles at a stretch. Toby Green undertook to retrace (as closely as possibly) these steps, travelling an amazing 9,000 miles from the tropical haze of northern Brazil, through Uruguay to the expanses of Argentinian Patagonia, up the length of Chile from the near-Arctic grandeur of Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama Desert in the north, and finally to the Galapagos Islands, where Darwin made some of his most famous discoveries. Travelling mostly on horseback (although forced for large stretches to walk), Toby Green set out to re-visit the places first written about by Charles Darwin, to see if they have changed and to reassess their importance in the light of 20th century developments in evolutionary theory. In the spirit of Bruce Chatwin he befriended many local people, all of whom took him (and his horses) in, unquestioningly offering them shelter, food, assistance and astonishing insights into their lives, and voicing a uniform concern about the extraordinary and damaging changes to the environment over recent years. This is a book of astonishing confidence - and one which will appeal to many different readers: the armchair traveller, the Darwinian, the horse lover and the environmentalist. An astonishing book.
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1999, ISBN: 9780297819011
London:: Weidenfeld and Nicolson,. New in New dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0297819011 . New in dust-wrapper. With b/w pictures, notes, bibliography and maps. ; Retracing Darwin's footsteps, on horseback, across South America. "funny, erudite, courageous and highly eccentric." Eric Newby. Very well received with a host of good reviews by EricNewby, W. G. Sebald, Robin Hanbury-Tenison, Robert Winston and Geoffrey Moorhouse quoted. Covering: Rio, Montevideo, Bueno Aires, the Pampas, Chiloe, Chonos Archipelago, Patagonia, Chile, Galapagos. ; xiii + 366pp pages ., Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1999
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[EAN: 9780297819011], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London], Jacket, Dust-jacket with slightly worn leading corners, and bumped head and foot of spine, with small tear at head. Hardcover has bumped leading corners, and head and foot of spine, with some silver marks on front board. Stamp on rear pastedown. Contents are sound and clean, and the text is clear. TH.
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Saddled with Darwin, a Journey Through South America
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780297819011
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0297819011
Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
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