The Andes and The Amazon

James ORTON (1830 - 1877)

This book, with the subtitle "Across the Continent of South America" describes the scientific expedion of 1867 to the equatorial Andes and the Amazon. The route was from Guayaquil to Quito, over the Cordillera, through the forest to Napo, and, finally, on the Rio Napo to Pebas on the Maranon.

Besides this record, the expedition - under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institute - collected samples of rocks and plants, and numerous specimen of animals. The scientists also compiled a vocabulary of local languages and produced a new map of equatorial America.

James Orton (1830 - 1877) was Professor in Natural History in Vassar College, and corresponding member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. (Summary by Availle, from the Preface)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Nature, Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 Preface Michael Packard
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Play 01 01 Introduction Michael Packard
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Play 02 02 Chapter I Jennifer Wiginton
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Play 03 03 Chapter II elmay
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Play 04 04 Chapter III Nyssa E. Schmidt
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Play 05 05 Chapter IV Steve Mattingly
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Play 06 06 Chapter V Steve Mattingly
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Play 07 07 Chapter VI elmay
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Play 08 08 Chapter VII ToddHW
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Play 09 09 Chapter VIII ToddHW
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Play 10 10 Chapter IX Kalynda
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Play 11 11 Chapter X Kalynda
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Play 12 12 Chapter XI MJ Franck
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Play 13 13 Chapter XII Leni
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Play 14 14 Chapter XIII Leni
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Play 15 15 Chapter XIV Conrad T
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Play 16 16 Chapter XV Leni
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Play 17 17 Chapter XVI Leni
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Play 18 18 Chapter XVII Leni
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Play 19 19 Chapter XVIII Leni
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Play 20 20 Chapter XIX Leni
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Play 21 21 Chapter XX Leni
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Play 22 22 Chapter XXI Leni
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Play 23 23 Chapter XXII Leni
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Play 24 24 Chapter XXIII Leni
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Play 25 25 Chapter XXIV Leni
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