In the Wilds of South America


Leo E. Miller

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI026000

Leo E. Miller’s experience as a field-naturalist consists of nearly six years of almost continuous exploration in South America, and embraces practically all of the republics of that continent. The purpose of this narrative is to follow the course of these explorations into the tropical jungles of the Amazon, Paraguay, Orinoco, and others of South America’s master rivers, and to the frigid heights of the snow-crowned Andes.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I. Buenaventura to Cali and the Cauca Valley
CHAPTER II. Popayán and the Cerro Munchique
CHAPTER III. The Andes Southwest of Popayán; Cruise of the “Caldas”
CHAPTER IV. Cartago to the Paramos of Ruiz and Santa Isabel
CHAPTER V. The Chocó Country on the Western Coast of Colombia
CHAPTER VI. In Quest of the Cock-of-the-Rock
CHAPTER VII. Crossing the Eastern Andes into the Caquetá
CHAPTER VIII. Across the Antioquian Gold-Fields to Puerto Valdivia on the Lower Cauca
CHAPTER IX. Ascent of the Paramillo—Collecting on the Rio Sucio

CHAPTER X. Fifteen Hundred Miles on the Orinoco
CHAPTER XI. The Maquiritares’ Land and the Upper Orinoco
CHAPTER XII. Life in the Guiana Wilds
CHAPTER XIII. First Weeks with the Roosevelt South American Expedition
CHAPTER XIV. Hunting Excursions Along the Upper Paraguay
CHAPTER XV. A Forty Days’ Ride through Wildest Matto Grosso
CHAPTER XVI. The Descent of the Rio Gy-Paraná
CHAPTER XVII. Down the Coast of Peru—Lake Titicaca and La Paz—Through the Ancient Incan Empire to Cochabamba
CHAPTER XVIII. Crossing the Bolivian Highlands from Cochabamba to the Chaparé
CHAPTER XIX. Among the Yuracaré Indians of the Rio Chimoré
CHAPTER XX. The Cactus Forests of Central Bolivia—Cochabamba to Samaipata
CHAPTER XXI. A Mule-Back Journey on the Santa Cruz Trail to Sucre
CHAPTER XXII. Sucre, the Rio Pilcomayo, and the Upland Desert to the Argentine Frontier
CHAPTER XXIII. Bird-Nesting in Northwestern Argentina
CHAPTER XXIV. The Chaco—Sugar Plantations and Rice Marshes—A Search for a Rare Bird
CHAPTER XXV. Vizcacha-Hunting in an Argentine Desert—Giant Snakes
CHAPTER XXVI. The Lake Region of Western Argentina—the Heart of the Wine Country


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