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A Journey in Brazil A Travel Journal of Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, the Amazon River and Rainforests, Featuring Brazilian History, Food, Culture and the Native South Americans (Hardcover)

by Louis Agassiz

A Journey in Brazil A Travel Journal of Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, the Amazon River and Rainforests, Featuring Brazilian History, Food, Culture and the Native South Americans (Hardcover) Synopsis

Louis Agassiz sheds insight into Brazil's history: his travels took place in the 1860s, when the country was undergoing great change as an Empire and grappling with its this development. The author offers accounts of a Brazil now lost to time; observations of the urban culture and life, and the natural habitat of the countryside and forests, offer immense insight into the era. Most of the text is written as a narrative diary, wherein Agassiz observes and describes traversing colonial-era Rio de Janeiro, the city of Manaus, the Amazon river, various villages, and the vast rainforests. As a zoologist, Agassiz's interest in the wildlife present in Brazil form a recurring theme. However, the text is careful not to dwell on matters obscure or scientific; while the author at work, he also covers matters of culture and day-to-day life. Anecdotes include Brazil's Emperor Pedro II arranging room chairs that he sits equally with other attendees - reasoning that science does not distinguish people by position.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780359028405
Publication date: 28th August 2018
Author: Louis Agassiz
Publisher: Lulu.com
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 268 pages
Categories: Travel tips & advice: general, Reference works, History, Travel & holiday guides,

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