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The Andes and the Amazon

James Orton (1830-1877)

1. 00 Preface
2. 01 Introduction
3. 02 Chapter I
4. 03 Chapter II
5. 04 Chapter III
6. 05 Chapter IV
7. 06 Chapter V
8. 07 Chapter VI
9. 08 Chapter VII
10. 09 Chapter VIII
11. 10 Chapter IX
12. 11 Chapter X
13. 12 Chapter XI
14. 13 Chapter XII
15. 14 Chapter XIII
16. 15 Chapter XIV
17. 16 Chapter XV
18. 17 Chapter XVI
19. 18 Chapter XVII
20. 19 Chapter XVIII
21. 20 Chapter XIX
22. 21 Chapter XX
23. 22 Chapter XXI
24. 23 Chapter XXII
25. 24 Chapter XXIII
26. 25 Chapter XXIV

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This book, with the subtitle "Across the Continent of South America" describes the scientific expedion of 1867 to the equatorial Andes and the Amazon. The route was from Guayaquil to Quito, over the Cordillera, through the forest to Napo, and, finally, on the Rio Napo to Pebas on the Maranon. Besides this record, the expedition - under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institute - collected samples of rocks and plants, and numerous specimen of animals. The scientists also compiled a vocabulary of local languages and produced a new map of equatorial America. James Orton (1830 - 1877) was Professor in Natural History in Vassar College, and corresponding member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.