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Argentine Plains and Andine Glaciers: Life on an Estancia, and an Expedition ...
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Page 154 - Its total length, from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail, was 52-5 cm.
Page 78 - Italian peasants, living though they do in a very rough and uncomfortable way, appear to handle and to make a good deal of money.
Page 78 - I2S. a day as well as feed them. It must be a curious life that these men lead. They have no real homes, but merely uncomfortable adobe and mud hovels in which they live for some four years ; and they don't know where they are going next. Yet there is plenty of money to be made, there is abundance of food, and they are their own masters. They have their fortunes in their own hands to a degree that would not be possible to men of their class in Italy ; and they appear to like the life and the climate.
Page 67 - the population in the 'camp' is composed of two distinct classes, who are also of two distinct races. These are . . . the peons, 'native' by race, who deal with the stock, and the colonists, mainly North Italians, whose work is agriculture.