A recently published book titled La Plata chronicles U.S. Lieutenant Thomas T. Page’s dangerous exploration of the two rivers Paraná and Paraguay in the La Plata area of South America. A summary of his journey and a review of the book are provided. The writer regrets that no men of science accompanied the Lieutenant to offer learned observations of plant and animal life in the area; however, the book’s contributions to geographical science and the value of its depictions of a world previously unexplored cannot be denied.
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