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By Joseph L. Love

This cutting edge research compares the heritage of financial rules and ideologies in Rumania and Brazil—and extra extensively, these in East primary Europe and Latin America—in the overdue 19th and 20th centuries.

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Muir then returned to coastal Africa, where he spent a few days studying trees as he prepared for the long homestretch of his journey. In late February Muir sailed north: through the Indian Ocean and Red Sea, then through the Suez Canal and across the Mediterranean Sea to Naples, where he visited sites including Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. On March 15 Muir began the final leg of his travels, first plying the sea along the mountainous coast of Spain, then sailing through the Straits of Gibraltar into the North Atlantic.

After passing a month in this magnificent island, and finding that my health was not improving, I made up my mind to push on to South America while my stock of strength, such as it was, lasted,” he wrote. ” It is quite clear, however, that at the time Muir fully intended to attempt the adventurous plan, and that only the considerable and combined obsta- Introduction xxxiii cles of his weakened physical condition and the logistical difficulties of finding passage persuaded him otherwise. Muir finally decided, regretfully, that his ambitious journey to the Amazon could not be effected under such adverse circumstances and would have to be put on hold.

So, too, his environmental concern, as when he laments that the Andean forests “are being rapidly destroyed” by comparing the effects of irresponsible timber practices in Chile to those he has seen in other parts of the world. “Lumbermen rent to buy large tracts; cut the most valuable . . then ruthlessly burn all that’s left; nine-tenths or so,” Muir explains, sadly. “Dry limbs and brush are piled around every tree and the burning goes on until nothing but black monuments are left of all the flowery leafy woods.

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