South America Rediscovered

South America Rediscovered

South America Rediscovered

South America Rediscovered

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This book was not undertaken in a spirit of grim determination to produce a monumental piece of scholarship. Most of the research and writing was done under the most favorable conditions and in a wonderfully pleasant environment. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

A fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation gave me abundant leisure to read and write. I had the cheerful cooperation of staff members of the Buffalo Public, Grosvenor, and the University of Minnesota libraries, and I regard it as my good fortune that Mrs. Harding and her efficient staff at the University of Minnesota Press could be persuaded to undertake the publication of this book.

Permission to quote from certain authors was graciously extended by: Constable and Company, Ltd. (London), F. J. Stevenson , A Traveller of the Sixties; E. P. Dutton & Co., the Everyman's Library editions of Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle, and W. H. Bates, Naturalist on the Amazons; the Peabody Museum of Salem, J. C. Phillips, South American Journal (1858-59) of G. A. Peabody; Chicago Natural History Museum, B. E. Dahlgren translation of Travels of Ruiz, Pavón, and Dombey in Peru and Chile (1777-1788).

Finally, I am enormously indebted to my family for their intelligent and enthusiastic interest in my work.

TOM B. JONES

University of Minnesota . . .

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