The United States in Latin America: A Historical Dictionary

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ZAHL, PAUL A(RTHUR) ( 1910-1985). Explorer, author and photographer, born March 20, 1910, in Bensenville, Illinois. Zahl graduated from Illinois North Central College and Harvard University. He was involved in the establishment of Haskins Laboratories, a research organization in New York, in 1937, as staff physiologist and then as associate director until 1958. He served with the Office of Science Research and Development during World War II. He was a senior natural scientist for the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., from 1958 until his retirement in 1975, and was author or photographer for more than fifty articles for the society's magazine. He searched for giant ants in the jungles of Brazil, Venezuela, and British Guiana in the late 1930s and climbed Mount Roraima, at the meeting-point of Brazil, Venezuela, and British Guiana, in 1938. He conducted research on the disappearing Bahamas flamingo in the early 1950s and explored the swampy waterways of tropical Venezuela, looking for the breeding place of the scarlet ibis. He wrote To the Lost World ( New York, 1939), Flamingo Hunt ( Indianapolis, 1952), and Coro-Coro: the World of the Scarlet Ibis ( Indianapolis, 1954). Died October 16, 1985, in Greenwich, Connecticut. References: AMWS; CA; Washington Post, October 17, 1985; and WWA.

ZAHM, JOHN AUGUSTUS ( 1851-1921). Clergyman, born September 14, 1851, in New Lexington, Ohio, and grew up in Huntington, Indiana. Zahm graduated from the University of Notre Dame, studied at the seminary of Notre Dame, entered the Congregation of the Holy Cross in 1871, and was ordained in 1875. He was organizer and teacher at the Western Catholic Summer School, procurator general of the Congregation of the Holy Cross in Rome from 1888 to 1898, and provincial of the congregation from 1898 to 1905. He was a writer from 1905 until his death. He made two journeys to South America and wrote Up the Orinoco and down the Magdalena ( New York, 1910) and Along the Andes and down the Amazon ( New York, 1911), which were published under the pseudonym J. H. Mozans. He also wrote Through South America's Southland

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Notes viii
  • Abbreviations xi
  • Place Names xv
  • Chronology xvii
  • Introduction xxi
  • A 1
  • B 13
  • C 53
  • D 83
  • E 101
  • F 109
  • G 125
  • H 145
  • I 175
  • J 181
  • K 191
  • L 199
  • M 215
  • N 247
  • O 255
  • P 263
  • R 289
  • S 311
  • T 349
  • U 367
  • V 369
  • W 375
  • Y 401
  • Z 403
  • Chiefs of American Diplomatic Missions in Latin America, 1823-1990 405
  • List of Individuals by Profession And Occupation 423
  • Bibliographical Essay 441
  • Index 451
  • About the Author 473
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