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Patagonia: A Cultural History
     

Patagonia: A Cultural History

by Chris Moss
 

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Forming a vast triangle at the southern tip of South America, Patagonia is a landscape of barren steppes, soaring peaks, and fierce wind, inspiring generations of travelers and artists. From the empty plans to the crashing seas, from the giant dinosaur fossils to the massive glacial sculptures, Chris Moss introduces readers to Patagonia's dramatic landscape—a

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Forming a vast triangle at the southern tip of South America, Patagonia is a landscape of barren steppes, soaring peaks, and fierce wind, inspiring generations of travelers and artists. From the empty plans to the crashing seas, from the giant dinosaur fossils to the massive glacial sculptures, Chris Moss introduces readers to Patagonia's dramatic landscape—a land that, like Siberia and the Sahara, has become a metaphor for nothingness and extremity. A vivid and accessible introduction to Patagonia's history and culture, this book follows a colorful cast of characters—from Magellan and Darwin to mad kings, gauchos, and Nazi fugitives—as it evokes Patagonia's grip on the imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195342499
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/08/2008
Series:
Landscapes of the Imagination Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
375,629
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Moss is a travel writer and a former journalist at The Buenos Aires Herald.

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