Through the Heart of Patagonia

Through the Heart of Patagonia

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"[...]make up the face of the country. From the shores of the Atlantic the pampas rise in gently graduated terraces to the range of the Andes, while between them are strung a mighty network of lakes and lagoons, some connected by rivers, others by channels, many of which shift and alter under the influence of climate and other local causes. From the sea to the Sierra Nevada stretch the pampas, all tussocky grass, thorn, guanacos and mirages. On the western rim of the pampas the Cordillera stand against the sky, a tumult of mountains climbing upwards, their loftier gorges choked with glaciers, their hollows holding great lakes, ice-cold, ice-blue, and about their bases and their bastions thousands of square miles of shaggy forests, of which but the mere edges have yet been explored. Within its 300,000 square miles of surface Patagonia offers the most[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 485g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507565895
  • 9781507565896