A Popular Description, Geographical, Historical and Topographical, of Brazil and Buenos Ayres Volume 1

A Popular Description, Geographical, Historical and Topographical, of Brazil and Buenos Ayres Volume 1

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...and by producing ablister filled with little eggs, cause the most painful sensations, which, if the sympathetic swelling of the inguinal glands is neglected, are often followed by mortification. The blister, as soon ns it gives pain, must be carefully removed, and snufi' rubbed into the wound. Besides these, the inhabitant has often other enemies in his house. The white-bellied ant (cupim, termes fatalel, a great number of blattaz, and other vermin, continually oblige him, by their destructive fury, to make new arrangements. The former cause the most terrible devastation whereever they pass in their course; for, metals excepted, they gnaw through every thing; and in a few days, the beams of the house a-re rotten; the linen, books, and all the household furniture are destroyed. The blalta commits great destruction among the vegetables in particular, and, in the night, even attacks the tips of the fingers. Vl/ithout are numberless enemies. Not to mention the savage ounce, the poisonous serpents, lizards, scorpions, centipedes, and spiders, which, fortunately, are not Frequently met with, and wound a person only when provoked; the mite (acarus), called carabatos, is one of the most formidable plagues. These little animals, from the size of a poppy-seed to that of a linseed, live in societies, and crowded by hundreds in the grass and on dry leaves. As soon as the traveller touches such a plant, they very quickly penetrate through his clothes to the skin, where they eat in, particularly in the more tender parts, and cause an intolerable hoyers will be gradually expelled or diminished. The primeval forests are continually giving way before the ax and the flames; and their various tenants will be compelled to seek regions yet more remote...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827341
  • 9781236827340