Travels in the Interior of Brazil: With Notices on its Climate, Agriculture, Commerce, Population, Mines, Manners, and Customs - Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies (Paperback)John Mawe (author)
Paperback 522 Pages / Published: 28/02/2013
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An important figure in British commercial mineralogy, John Mawe (1766-1829) first published this work in 1812; reissued here is the 1821 revised edition. Mawe and his wife ran a mineral-dealing business, based in Derby with a shop in London. Collecting specimens for the aristocracy, advising on explorations, and going on gathering tours, he also wrote on Derbyshire mineralogy, the South Seas, diamonds, geology and conchology. This book covers his voyage to South America in 1804, including his expedition in 1809 to the gold and diamond mining areas of Brazil. It also describes the local climate, people, natural history, trade and agriculture, and the splendour of such cities as Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. A bestseller, found on library shelves across Europe - and aboard the Beagle with Charles Darwin - the book remains relevant in the history of mineralogy and will appeal to non-specialists interested in South American adventure.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 522
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 30 mm
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