The Journal of Botany; Containing Figures and Descriptions of Such Plants as Recommended Thems. by Their Novelty, Rarity, History Volume 4

The Journal of Botany; Containing Figures and Descriptions of Such Plants as Recommended Thems. by Their Novelty, Rarity, History Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...of this act of imprudence. As we found it impossible to reach the Fazenda do Bom Jardin on the following night, we were again obliged to encamp in a district, peculiarly marked by its numerous woods of Carnaiiva, reminding us of the scenery in Minas Geraes. Here, too, the Palms occupy the lowest and most swampy spots, and the banks of brooks and ponds; but they do not rise so majestically as does the Buriti Palm, over the neighbouring clusters of bushes and low trees in the Mine district. Before coming to the Fazenda do Bom Jardin, we again fell in with the chalky-sandstone formation, on the scattered square-looking hills, among which winds the Rio Caninde. One branch of this river takes its rise in the Serra Topa, and the other on the Serra dos dois Irmaos. We also saw the channels of many pretty little brooks, now dried up, like the river which they feed, but still giving a pleasing character to the landscape by the verdant line which marks their serpentine course. When following the track of one of these brooks, I suddenly emerged from the bushes which fringe it, and obtained an open prospect over an extensive swampy valley, full of Palms, backed by a remarkable range of squareshaped sandstone hills. Such views are not uncommon in this district, and are little seen elsewhere. On the 1st of May, after having been obliged repeatedly to cross the Rio Caninde in its devious course, we reached the Fazenda Pocoes de Baixo, being the first of the 38 Fazendas in Piauhy, which are maintained at the public cost. Domingos Alfonsa, from Mafri near Lisbon, towards the end of the 17th century, established a great number of farms in all parts of the province of Piauhy, after his numerous inroads on the native Indians had shown him the advantages which this...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675207
  • 9781236675200