Notes on Bolivia

Notes on Bolivia

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...&c. Among the many interesting varieties of birds are humming birds, of rich and varied plumage; the uchi, a species of yellow and black spotted canary; toucan, tunqui, of bright red plumage and stately crest, resembling that of the African touraco; a great variety of parrots and paroquets; the colibri, a small, handsome bird allied to the humming bird; the pajaro mosca (fly bird), with plumage so rich and changeable that, it is said, in the sunlight "it produces with its feathers the same changes and brilliancy as the diamond"; the organito (small organ), noted for the organ-like music it makes as it hums and sings, here and there, along the waterfalls where it is always heard. The low plains of this region of production, though the most fertile section of Bolivia, have their objectionable features in the excessive humidity of the climate, and in the obstinate resistance of certain of the native tribes to occupation by strangers either from within or without the Republic. TEMPERATE ZONE. This zone of production lies approximately between 6,500 and 12,000 feet above the sea, and embraces the central Departments of Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Tarija, and the rich valleys of the Western Departments of the Republic. Apart from the vast deposits of gold, silver, copper, tin, and other metals, which, for the most part, are here first met with, the chief products are lemons, paltas, grapes, figs, peaches, apples, plums, cherries, quinces, potatoes, and all kinds of garden vegetables; rice, barley, wheat, and maize are also extensively cultivated. The Department of Cochabamba is the great wheat and maize growing section of the country, and is, therefore, properly denominated the "Granary of Bolivia." It is also noted for...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865812
  • 9781236865816