High Jungles and Low / Edition 1

High Jungles and Low / Edition 1

by Archie F. Carr, Stephen Harris Carr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813011353

ISBN-13: 9780813011356

Pub. Date: 08/28/1992

Publisher: University Press of Florida

"Illuminated by the same joyful curiosity and erudition, lyric writing, and plain love of life that made a classic of Archie Carr’s The Windward Road."--Peter Matthiessen
 

"Archie Carr shows that he can write about people and forests engagingly and accurately without recourse to fake adventures or gringo condescension."-

Overview

"Illuminated by the same joyful curiosity and erudition, lyric writing, and plain love of life that made a classic of Archie Carr’s The Windward Road."--Peter Matthiessen
 

"Archie Carr shows that he can write about people and forests engagingly and accurately without recourse to fake adventures or gringo condescension."--New York Times
 

Archie Carr’s story is his love for the rural high tropics of Central America, revealed with grace and humor in the personal account of the years (1945-49) that he spent in Honduras with his family as a teacher at the Agricultural School run by the United Fruit Company.

 High Jungles and Low has four parts, each written in a distinctive style. "The Land" is descriptive and includes a candid chapter on Yankee relations with Latin America. "People in the Land" is anecdotal, with sketches of the hill people of Honduras. "The Sweet Sea," a short history of Nicaragua, reveals the biological drama of four centuries of turmoil in that country. "Hall of the Mountain Cow" is Carr’s one-month diary of a 100-mile walk along the Mosquito Shore, the rain forest of the Caribbean coast.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813011356
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Edition description:
First
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.73(d)

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