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The Desert, Further Studies in Natural Appearances

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John Charles Van Dyke


The Desert by John Charles Van Dyke, published in 1901, is a lush, poetic description of the natural beauty of the American Southwest. "…

Rough Notes Taken During Some Rapid Journeys Across the Pampas and Among the An…

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Francis Bond Head


“Galloped on with no stopping, but merely to change horses until five o’clock in the evening—very tired indeed, but . . . saw fresh horses i…

Travels to Oaxaca

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Nicolas-Joseph Thiéry De Menonville and Nicolas-Joseph Thiéry de Menonville


Botanical Piracy! A French botanist plots to steal red dye cochineal insects from Spanish Mexico and transplant them and their cacti hosts …

Our Search for a Wilderness, An Account of Two Ornithological Expeditions to Ve…

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William Beebe and Blair Niles


In 1908-1909, Mary Blair Beebe and her husband, C. William Beebe made two private expeditions to Venezuela and British Guiana, exploring and…

The Deportation Cases of 1919-1920

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Constantine Panunzio


"The study here presented embodies the findings of an investigation into the recent [1919-1920] deportations of persons deemed to be un…

Winter Journal, Entry February 13, 1859

In Coffee Break Collection 003 - Nature

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Henry David Thoreau


This is a collection of short (15 minute or less readings) works in English suitable for a coffee break at work or a short commuter ride. Th…

(p. ix) Dedication, Introductiory Note, & Editor's Preface

In Five Years of My Life 1894-1899

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Alfred Dreyfus


Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish captain in the French Army was court martialed in 1894 on a trumped up charge of treason and condemned to life impr…

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