Travels in the Interior of North America, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843) Volume I

Travels in the Interior of North America, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843) Volume I

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Excerpt: ... vessels. Near some habitations the European 240 peach trees were in blossom; among the strange forms of the rocks, I saw one flattened at the top like a table, on a thin stem, and quite isolated. The country is here pretty well peopled, and game is rather rare in the forests, at least we were told that stags, bears, and wild turkeys were not often found there. The people settle on the eminences, rather than below on the bank of the river, where the air is 114 said to be less salubrious. The inundations of the river form marshes on the low grounds, which, being protected from the sun by the surrounding trees, produce fevers. Flint, in his History and Geography of the Mississippi Valley,179 gives a very good account of the climate and diseases of this country. We passed Isle and Riviere au B"show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236708474
  • 9781236708472