Publications Volume 61

Publications Volume 61

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...Paraguay is slightly elevated and undulating; and there are a few chains of low hills scattered over the southern part. But the mountainous tracts form but a small portion of the whole territory, which is, generally speaking, .an immense plain intersected with numerous rivers, forming the most wonderful system of inland water communication in the world. For a description of the more important rivers, see "Affluents of the Plata," at the end of this book. climate. In so extensive a region there must naturally be a great variety of climate, yet there is one characteristic throughout, namely, dryuess. Nowhere in the country, except on the Andes, is there an extremely warm or cold region. Natural pro-The natural productions of the country are as various as " '"""s its climate. The animals include the guanaco, tapir, puma, jaguar, and ounce. The birds are of great variety, including ostrich, condor, vulture, three species of partridge, parrots, and an immense variety of game. The plains present but scanty vegetation and few species; and these, of course, vary considerably from N. to S. There are, however, great quantities of valuable timber, especially along the banks of the Parana and the other rivers, increasing in variety as you proceed to the northward and toward the mountainous region. The peach-tree is grown for fuel on the islands bordering the head of the estuary. A variety of fruit is also grown, but the agricultural productions are insignificant In Mendoza the grape finds a congenial soil and climate, but it is little encouraged. Products. The chief products of the country are such articles as are derived from immense herds of cattle, sheep, and horses. The export returns for 1872 embrace sixty-nine...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749847
  • 9781236749840