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Enrico has always lived in the shadow of his gifted friend Carlo, a bond made all the stronger by Carlo's suicide at the age of 23. In portraying Enrico's life, Magris depicts a world in chaos, that of the Austro-Hungarian Empire shaken by the Great War. By the author of Danube.
Vargas Ponce, Jose. A Voyage of Discovery to the Strait of Magellan: With an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants; and of the Natural Productions of Patagonia (London, [Boston: Printed for R. Phillips; Milford House). This is a translation of the account of the voyage which settled the question of whether ships should attempt passage to the Pacific through the Straits of Magellan. Translated in 1820 from a 1788 edition. Freely Available for downloading in a variety of formats and to a variety of devices from the Open Library.
William Henry Hudson. Idle Days in Patagonia (New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1917). Step back in time to find out what travel to Patagonia entailed 100 years ago. Hudson fulfills a lifelong dream to travel to Patagonia. In his travels he pays close attention to bird life. This book is freely available and downloadable to multiple devices via the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/idledaysinpatag01hudsgoog
This is the account of Reding’s account of ten months spent in Middle Cisnes, Patagonia in 1995 where, in Chilean Patagonia, he found an outpost of gauchos, living in isolation, “completely alone with their herds, hours on horseback from the nearest neighbors.” When he returned in 1998, much had changed. His book chronicles his travels and reports on his findings and experiences.
Part of the “First Person Singular” series, this book provides a firsthand account of the fateful journey of The Wager, a transport ship, carrying stores and a force of marines, which found itself wrecked in a storm and driven ashore on the Patagonian coast. Buckley and Byron were two survivors. Bryon is Lord George Byron’s grandfather, and this tale of mutiny and survival inspired both Lord Byron in his poems, specifically "Don Juan," and the contemporary author Patrick O’Brian in his ocean going novels.
Goring writes about Patagonia from the perspective of one who grew up there. She is particularly interested in Puerto San Julian and the ranch where she lived as a young child. Goring also presents an account of the English and Scottish sheep farmers who moved from the Falkland Islands to Patagonia, and considers the connections between the mainland and the nearby islands.
This documentary records the rich variety of wildlife in Patagonia, and in particular the arrival of the whales in July on the coast of Peninsula Valdes where they give birth to their calves and remain until November. Find the Video at Youtube. Video includes advertisements.