Miranda France

Humboldt’s Gifts

Andes

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This is a hefty book – I hold it partly responsible for tendonitis in my left thumb. But that’s a small aggravation when set in the context of Michael Jacobs’s epic journey along the Andes – itself filled with aggravations and exhilaration – through seven countries, from the Caribbean to the Straits of Magellan.

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