A Naturalist in the Guianas (Classic Reprint)

Eugene Andre

Excerpt from A Naturalist in the Guianas I have been asked by Mr. Andre to write a brief preface to the following account of his journeys up the Caura af?uent of the Orinoco, and feel that I cannot well refuse to do so, especially as the author declares that I am in a measure personally responsible for the appearance of the narrative in its present form. But if the reader will turn to the narrative itself, he will quickly discover that no preface is needed to proclaim its merits. In the Geo graphical Journal for September 1902, a paper by Mr. Andre summarised the results of his latest journey and described his ascent of Mount Turagua. But Mr. Andre is still more a naturalist than a geographer, and in particular he has made valuable additions to our know ledge oi the bird life of the great Venezuelan forests, as Dr. Hartert of the Tring Museum has abundantly testified. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.