Climbing The Equator

Climbing The Equator

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Creatures from another time, volcanic mountains five million years old, Indian tribes surviving from the pre-Inca period, jungles and rainforests: Ecuador has all this and more. Only in its Galapagos Islands did Charles Darwin discover such a variety of extraordinary fauna that on his return to England he wrote his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species. With a philosophical yet humourous approach, Neville Shulman provides an in-depth background to Ecuador and its diverse peoples and tells intriguing stories of spectacular creatures and exotic flora, many not found anywhere else in the world.The men will carry a blowpipe or blowgun of 3 metres (10 feet) or more in length and it can fire a dart a distance of around 30 metres (100 feet) with incredible accuracy, hitting a moving target such as a small squirrel or even a tiny hummingbird. The blowpipe is made from the ... It has also proved to be useful as a muscle relaxant and can be used in operating on certain patients. The darts are notched using the sharp teeth of the piranha fish. The blowpipe has a very narrow shaft and itanbsp;...

Title:Climbing The Equator
Author: Neville Shulman
Publisher:Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW - 2005-10-03

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