The Island Of Cuba (Classic Reprint)

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That portion of Baron Humboldt sP ersonal Narrative of his travels with Mons. Bonpland in the equinoctial regions of A merica, which relates to the Island of Cuba, has been published as a separate work both in the French andS panish languages ;but I believe no complete version has ever been presented in English. The following translation is from an excellent rendering of the original work intoS pa...

Paperback: 410 pages
Publisher: Forgotten Books (June 22, 2012)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 16842679
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This book is a modern reprint of a book translated from Spanish and French texts and edited by J.S. Thrasher in 1856. Thrasher also provides a long (95 page) essay on von Humboldt's observations on Cuba. Let me note in passing that I can't make sense...

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modestly gives only the initials of the translator ;D. J..B. de V. Y. M. I have been stimulated to undertake this labor by the oft-repeated request that I would state which is the best book on Cuba, and by the fact that a long continued residence in the island, and a study of its condition and resources, have convinced me that Baron Humboldt swork is the best that has been written on the subject. In order to bring the information in this volume as nearly as possible down to the present time, I have added notes, which are placed in brackets in the body of the text, or without signature at the foot of the page, as seemed most conducive to a clear exposition of the present condition of Cuba. The notes of Baron Humboldt have the signature H. affixed in the following pages. J. S. T. Nbw York, December,(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the PublisherForgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at