Views of Nature, or Contemplations on the Sublime Phenomena of Creation: With Scientific Illustrations (Classic Reprint)

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Retrospective view of the entire Andes-chain from the cliff of Diego Ramirez to Behring's Straits. Long prevalent errors concerning the height of the eastern Andes-chain Of Bolivia, especially of the Sorata and Illimani. Four summits of the western chain, which, according to Pentland's latest determinations, surpass the Chimborazo in height, but not the still-active volcano, Aconcagua, measured by fitz-roy pp. 42 - 44.

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The translation was originally entrusted to E. C. Otté, with an agreement as to time, according to which I had every reason to expect that I should fulfil my engagement to publish it in October last, or at latest in November; but, after much of the manuscript was prepared, the translator's indisposition and subsequent absence from London, occasioned a serious suspension. In this dilemma I found it necessary to call in aid, as well as to assist personally. The result of this "co-operation of forces" will no doubt prove satisfactory to the reader, inasmuch as every sheet has been at least trebly revised, and it is hoped proportionably improved. In addition to the responsible translator, my principal collaborateur has been Mr. R. H. Whitelocke, a gentleman well qualified for the task.

All the measurements are calculated by the scientific friend, who fulfilled this departments so satisfactory in my edition of Cosmos.

The translation of the pretty poem, The Parrot of Atures, (page 189.) now first given in English, is contributed by Mr. Edgar A. Bowring.

for the additional notes subscribed "Ed.' I am myself, in most instances, responsible.

Much has been said, pro and con, about the sanction of the Author to the several translations of his works. My answer has, I believe, been generally considered satisfactory and conclusive.

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