Wanderings in Patagonia

Wanderings in Patagonia

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"[...]as it had been left by the hands which reared it, as the Indians seldom, if ever, come so near to the port. The letters of the inscription were still tolerably visible, for the stones suffer little from the action of the atmosphere, and gather but few mosses or lichens in that dry climate, where, during nine months of the year, hardly any rain falls, and where all vegetation is stunted and scanty. The view we obtained from our present standpoint was very limited, the horizon being bounded by a chain of conically shaped hills, flattened at the top, and generally similar in outline and height. The country which they enclosed appeared to consist of a series of irregular plains, broken up by glens, or 'canons, ' as they are aptly called in Spanish, with here and there an isolated hill and an occasional plain of short extent. There were plenty of bushes of a thorny species[...].""show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 308g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507536542
  • 9781507536544

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