Alone in Mexico
The Astonishing Travels of Karl Heller, 1845-1848eBook
This volume is the first-ever English translation of the memoirs of Karl Heller, a twenty-year-old aspiring Austrian botanist who traveled to Mexico in 1845 to collect specimens. He passed through the Caribbean, lived for a time in the mountains of Veracruz, and journeyed to Mexico City through the cities of Puebla and Cholula. After a brief residence in the capital, Heller moved westward to examine the volcanoes and silver mines near Toluca. When the United States invaded Mexico in 1846 & ndash;47 conditions became chaotic, and the enterprising botanist was forced to flee to Yucatan. Heller liv.
Publisher: University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa :2007
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 274 pages) : illustrations, maps