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The Resource A boy naturalist in the Amazon : the travels of Ernest T. Morris, Jerry Kuntz

A boy naturalist in the Amazon : the travels of Ernest T. Morris, Jerry Kuntz

Label
A boy naturalist in the Amazon : the travels of Ernest T. Morris
Title
A boy naturalist in the Amazon
Title remainder
the travels of Ernest T. Morris
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Kuntz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Starting in 1875, at age nineteen, Ernest T. Morris of Indianapolis began a series of seven trips to the Amazon Valley to collect bird, butterfly, beetle, and orchid specimens for wealthy patrons in the United States. He gained fame from his second journey, made in 1876-1877, in which he ventured to the remote highland villages of the Munduruku people and bartered with them for eleven ornamented human trophy heads. In the early 1880s, Morris served as a Special Correspondent for the New York World newspaper, producing columns that introduced thousands of readers to the discomforts, dangers, and beauty of the vast South American rainforest. From this exposure, Morris earned the epithet "The Boy Naturalist." He soon disappeared from public notice, causing wild rumors about his fate."--back cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VGE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuntz, Jerry
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • phonodisk
  • illuminations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morris, Ernest T
  • Plant collectors
  • Munduruku Indians
  • Amazon River Valley
  • Explorers
Label
A boy naturalist in the Amazon : the travels of Ernest T. Morris, Jerry Kuntz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 198-201), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 205 pages, 15 pages of plates
Isbn
9780692927649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, map
Label
A boy naturalist in the Amazon : the travels of Ernest T. Morris, Jerry Kuntz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 198-201), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 205 pages, 15 pages of plates
Isbn
9780692927649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, map

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