♥ Book Title : In Patagonia
☯ Full Synopsis : "An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin's exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable lust for life and adventure and a singular gift for storytelling, Chatwin treks through "the uttermost part of the earth" -- that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome -- in search of almost-forgotten legends, the descendants of Welsh immigrants, and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy. An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia is a masterpiece that has cast a long shadow upon the literary world. Book jacket."Article| Bruce Chatwin| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Patagonia
☯ Full Synopsis : "Patagonia is the ultimate landscape of the mind. Like Siberia and the Sahara, it has become a metaphor for nothingness and extremity. Its frontiers have stretched beyond the political boundaries of Argentina and Chile to encompass an evocative idea of place. A vast triangle at the southern tip of the New World, this region of barren steppes, soaring peaks and fierce winds was populated by small tribes of hunter-gatherers and roaming nomads when Ferdinand Magellan made landfall in 1520. A fateful moment for the natives, this was the start of an era of adventure and exploration. Soon Sir Francis Drake and John Byron, and sailors from Europe and America, would be exploring Patagonia’s bays and inlets, mapping fjords and channels, whaling, sifting the streams for gold in the endless search for Eldorado. As the land was opened up in the nineteenth century, a crazed Frenchman declared himself King. A group of Welsh families sailed from Liverpool to Northern Patagonia to found a New Jerusalem in the desert. Further down the same river, Butch and Sundance took time out from bank robbing to run a small ranch near the Patagonian Andes. All these, and later travel writers, have left sketches and records, memoirs and diaries evoking Patagonia’s grip on the imagination. From the empty plains to the crashing seas, from the giant dinosaur fossils to glacial sculptures, the landscape has inspired generations of travellers and artists."Article| Chris Moss| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Patagonia
☯ Full Synopsis : ""This volume is a selection of the papers presented during the international conference Patagonia: Myths and Realities organised through the Centre of Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester and held in September 2005 at the Manchester Museum"--Introd."Article| Fernanda Peñaloza| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Trees in Patagonia
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book is a guide to the native trees and approximately 95% of the introduced arboreal species of Argentine and Chilean Patagonia. Keys based on vegetative characters and richly illustrated descriptions of more than 170 species form the core of the manual."Article| Bernardo Gut| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Patagonia
☯ Full Synopsis : "A trip to Patagonia plus extensive information about its wildlife and history, with interesting reports about the early explorers. Information about the Indians who lived there for thousands of years and are now gone. Also, the present governmental and investment situation."Article| Richard L. Lutz| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego
☯ Full Synopsis : "Written by highly qualified Argentine scientists and scholars, this book focuses on the uninterrupted geological and paleontological record of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego since the Miocene-Pliocene boundary to the arrival of man and modern times. This region is an outstanding area for research, with significant interest at the international level. It provides an updated overview of the scientific work in all related fields with a strong paleoclimatic approach. Patagonia has also been a sort of a "paleoclimatic bridge" between the Antarctic Peninsula and the more northerly land masses, since the final opening of the Drake Passage in the middle Miocene. Timely and comprehensive, The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego is the only monograph book written in English. * One-stop resource for paleontological information of the Late Cenozoic of Patagonia * Covers 5 million years in the uninterrupted history of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego * Comprehensive coverage of the region written by highly qualified Argentine scientists and scholars"Article| J. Rabassa| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Patagonia
☯ Full Synopsis : "Some fourteen to ten thousand years ago, as ice-caps shrank and glaciers retreated, the first bands of hunter-gatherers began to colonize the continental extremity of South America--"the uttermost end of the earth." Their arrival marked the culmination of humankind's epic journey to people the globe. Now they are extinct. This book tells their story. The book describes how these intrepid nomads confronted a hostile climate every bit as forbidding as ice-age Europe as they penetrated and settled the wilds of Fuego-Patagonia. Much later, sixteenth-century European voyagers encountered their descendants: the Aünikenk (southern Tehuelche), Selk'nam (Ona), Yámana (Yahgan), and Kawashekar (Alacaluf), living, as the Europeans saw it, in a state of savagery. The first contacts led to tales of a race of giants and, ever since, Patagonia has exerted a special hold on the European imagination. Tragically, by the mid-twentieth century, the last remnants of the indigenous way of life had disappeared for ever. The essays in this volume trace a largely unwritten history of human adaptation, survival, and eventual extinction. Accompanied by 110 striking photographs, they are published to accompany a major exhibition on Fuego-Patagonia at the Museum of Mankind, London. The contributors are Gillian Beer, Luis Alberto Borrero, Anne Chapman, Chalmers M. Clapperton, Andrew P. Currant, Jean-Paul Duviols, Mateo Martinic B., Robert D. McCulloch, Colin McEwan, Francisco Mena L., Alfredo Prieto, Jorge Rabassa, and Michael Taussig. Originally published in 1998. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905."Article| Colin McEwan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Patagonia, a Forgotten Land
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book describes the history of Patagonia from its discovery by Magellan to recent times. Since its early exploration Patagonia has been associated with conditions of extreme hardship and suffering. Men and ships were lost in the dangerous waters of the Straits of Tierra del Fuego, giving rise to tales of mysterious cities populated by the shipwrecked sailors, survivors of the many failed expeditions. Early Spanish attempts to colonize Patagonia ended in failure and the region remained largely uninhabited until the arrival of the Welsh in 1865. Their peaceful coexistence with the natives ended abruptly when the Argentine Army entered Patagonia and took over the Indian lands, which were promptly distributed to new settlers. As a new frontier society, Patagonia could not fail to attract its share of desperadoes and adventurers, the most notorious of whom are described in the book, including gold prospectors, hunters and bandits such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The volume also narrates the anarchist’s struggles that took place in Patagonia at the beginning of the 1900s and the unsuccessful attempt by Perón’s government to convert Argentina into a nuclear power. In the early 1800’s the French traveller and explorer D’Orbigny said, " Perhaps there is no region within the world of which so much has been said, but so little is known." Patagonia is still a largely unknown and uninhabited place, but it does have a rich history as described in this book."Article| C. A. Brebbia| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives on the Native Peoples of Pampa, Patagonia, and Tierra Del Fuego to the Nineteenth Century
☯ Full Synopsis : "When the regions of Pampa, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego were first described to the Spanish crown, they were presented as being empty of human inhabitants. In truth, the area--although indeed large with a low overall population density--supported a thriving foraging community. The research presented here testifies to the complex history of the Mapuche, Tehuelche, Rankuelche, and Fueguian peoples. Anthropological studies investigate biological and cultural population diversity, early archaeological records, and ethnographic details of kinship, religion, ritual, and language, revealing a more accurate record of the past."Article| Claudia Briones| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Captive in Patagonia, Or Life Among the Giants
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This is a story about an exceptional man who was searching for an exceptional woman and the unusual adventures that led to their discovery that the "one great love of their lives" was right in front of them. That this realization also fulfills a remarkable old man's dream is much like listening to the background music of a movie or observing the effect of a slow, gentle river current. The hero is very aware of the peripheral effect of his actions on those around him, and he tippy-toes through that maze with some amazing results, while his soon-to-be lover attempts to teach and guide large numbers of young soldiers en masse. The grandfather just hopes that Mother Nature will bring the two together without a serious explosion. The almost incidental benefit for NASA and the free world seems virtually secondary to what happens in the sleepy little town in southern Arizona amid the mockingbirds, cowboys and cactus."Article| Mike Danford| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Contemporary Perspectives on the Native Peoples of Pampa, Patagonia, and Tierra Del Fuego
☯ Full Synopsis : "Scholars of the Argentine Academia and others address the contemporary issues facing the native peoples of Pampa, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego as they struggle to maintain a sense of cultural difference."Article| Claudia Briones| Statement ..."