The Strait of Magellan

The Strait of Magellan, as a major international waterway, is distinguished from lesser channels to the north of the strait, the Patagonian channels or channels located in Patagonia, and those south of the strait, the Fuegian channels ...


Author: Michael A. Morris

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9780792301813

Category: Law

Page: 237

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After an introductory chapter concerning the definition of 'Straits used for international navigation', the author examines in detail the evolution of the question in the years prior to the convening of UNCLOS-III, during the preparatory works of the Sea-Bed Committee & throughout the Conference. The second part of the book studies the legal norms set up by the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea concerning the regime of transit passage for maritime & air navigation applicable in most of the straits used for international navigation & the regime of innocent passage residually applied in the other straits. In the final chapter, the author makes a critical appraisal of the new regimes of navigation & overflight in straits, exposes the implications of such regimes in Spain, analyzes the applicability of the Convention's regulations before their coming into force, & examines the practice followed in the last few years by the most important States which favoured or opposed the regime of transit passage. From his position as Deputy-Head of the Spanish Delegation to the Law of the Sea Conference, Ambassador de Yturriaga participated from the very beginning in the work of UNCLOS-III & was an active protagonist in the debates of the straits' question. The book offers a first hand testimony of the straits' negotiation, which will be extremely useful for scholars & students of the Law of the Sea.


Jonathan May, the ship's carpenter, also built a new whaleboat to be used on survey expeditions in the Fuegian channels. After cruising past Desolation Island in December 1829, the Beagle rested off Landfall Island, ...


Author: Chris Moss

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908493347

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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Patagonia is the ultimate landscape of the mind. Like Siberia and the Sahara, it has become a metaphor for nothingness and extremity. Its frontiers have stretched beyond the political boundaries of Argentina and Chile to encompass an evocative idea of place. A vast triangle at the southern tip of the New World, this region of barren steppes, soaring peaks and fierce winds was populated by small tribes of hunter-gatherers and roaming nomads when Ferdinand Magellan made landfall in 1520. A fateful moment for the natives, this was the start of an era of adventure and exploration. Soon Sir Francis Drake and John Byron, and sailors from Europe and America, would be exploring Patagonia’s bays and inlets, mapping fjords and channels, whaling, sifting the streams for gold in the endless search for Eldorado. As the land was opened up in the nineteenth century, a crazed Frenchman declared himself King. A group of Welsh families sailed from Liverpool to Northern Patagonia to found a New Jerusalem in the desert. Further down the same river, Butch and Sundance took time out from bank robbing to run a small ranch near the Patagonian Andes. All these, and later travel writers, have left sketches and records, memoirs and diaries evoking Patagonia’s grip on the imagination. From the empty plains to the crashing seas, from the giant dinosaur fossils to glacial sculptures, the landscape has inspired generations of travellers and artists.


The presence of projectile points indicates links between central Patagonia and the region to the south of the Río ... had a local and independent origin in Patagonia, as suggested by evidence from Magallanes” and the Fuegian channels.


Author: Colin McEwan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400864768

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Some fourteen to ten thousand years ago, as ice-caps shrank and glaciers retreated, the first bands of hunter-gatherers began to colonize the continental extremity of South America--"the uttermost end of the earth." Their arrival marked the culmination of humankind's epic journey to people the globe. Now they are extinct. This book tells their story. The book describes how these intrepid nomads confronted a hostile climate every bit as forbidding as ice-age Europe as they penetrated and settled the wilds of Fuego-Patagonia. Much later, sixteenth-century European voyagers encountered their descendants: the Aünikenk (southern Tehuelche), Selk'nam (Ona), Yámana (Yahgan), and Kawashekar (Alacaluf), living, as the Europeans saw it, in a state of savagery. The first contacts led to tales of a race of giants and, ever since, Patagonia has exerted a special hold on the European imagination. Tragically, by the mid-twentieth century, the last remnants of the indigenous way of life had disappeared for ever. The essays in this volume trace a largely unwritten history of human adaptation, survival, and eventual extinction. Accompanied by 110 striking photographs, they are published to accompany a major exhibition on Fuego-Patagonia at the Museum of Mankind, London. The contributors are Gillian Beer, Luis Alberto Borrero, Anne Chapman, Chalmers M. Clapperton, Andrew P. Currant, Jean-Paul Duviols, Mateo Martinic B., Robert D. McCulloch, Colin McEwan, Francisco Mena L., Alfredo Prieto, Jorge Rabassa, and Michael Taussig. Originally published in 1998. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Cruise of the Alert

Four Years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene Waters. (1878-82) Richard William Coppinger. Currant - bush , 134 . ... Deer , in West Patagonia , 64 . Delgado Bay , 59 . D'Entrecasteaux , 168 . ... Fuegians , Channel , 49 .


Author: Richard William Coppinger


ISBN: UIUC:30112073744432

Category: Mascarene Islands

Page: 256

View: 217

Cruise of the Alert

Fallos Channel, 111. Favourite, H.M.S., 170. Fayal, 245. Felis, sealing vessel, 113. Fenton, Dr., of Sandy Point, 36, 117. Ferns, 200 " of Amirantes, 223. " Patagonian Channels, 46. Fiji, 2, 159, 167. Finisterre, Cape, 5. Fire, Fuegian ...


Author: R. W. Coppinger

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547011477

Category: Travel

Page: 239

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Cruise of the 'Alert' is an account of four years of traveling in Patagonia, Polynesian, and Mascarene waters, including the observations of nature and local people.

Patagonia a Forgotten Land

The missionaries were extremely despondent because some of the Indians who had been to Keppel Island had been accomplices in the massacre and because of that decided to stop their periodic visits to the Fuegian channels for a period of ...


Author: C. A. Brebbia

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781845640613

Category: History

Page: 384

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This book describes the history of Patagonia from its discovery by Magellan to recent times. Since its early exploration Patagonia has been associated with conditions of extreme hardship and suffering. Men and ships were lost in the dangerous waters of the Straits of Tierra del Fuego, giving rise to tales of mysterious cities populated by the shipwrecked sailors, survivors of the many failed expeditions. Early Spanish attempts to colonize Patagonia ended in failure and the region remained largely uninhabited until the arrival of the Welsh in 1865. Their peaceful coexistence with the natives ended abruptly when the Argentine Army entered Patagonia and took over the Indian lands, which were promptly distributed to new settlers. As a new frontier society, Patagonia could not fail to attract its share of desperadoes and adventurers, the most notorious of whom are described in the book, including gold prospectors, hunters and bandits such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The volume also narrates the anarchist’s struggles that took place in Patagonia at the beginning of the 1900s and the unsuccessful attempt by Perón’s government to convert Argentina into a nuclear power. In the early 1800’s the French traveller and explorer D’Orbigny said, " Perhaps there is no region within the world of which so much has been said, but so little is known." Patagonia is still a largely unknown and uninhabited place, but it does have a rich history as described in this book.

Proceedings of the Second Pan American Scientific Congress

In 1869 they seemed to be the most numerous of the four Fuegian tribes , their number being estimated between ... part of the Patagonian Channels lying north of it , where they occasionally come out to barter with vessels ' crews .


Author: William Henry Holmes (archéologue).)


ISBN: OSU:32435030638340


Page: 451

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... Hope Inlet and Beagle Channel there might be a hundred or two , though , should it happen that the bulk of these people have gone back into the intricate maze of the Fuegian and Patagonian Archipelagoes , it is possible that several ...




ISBN: STANFORD:36105046398256

Category: Anthropology

Page: 449

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The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego

Geographical Setting The Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego is the largest of the Fuegian Archipelago islands, ... the pollen sequences from the interior Fuegian valleys close to the Beagle Channel area, such as Valle de Andorra (Borromei, ...


Author: J. Rabassa

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080558895

Category: Science

Page: 524

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Written by highly qualified Argentine scientists and scholars, this book focuses on the uninterrupted geological and paleontological record of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego since the Miocene-Pliocene boundary to the arrival of man and modern times. This region is an outstanding area for research, with significant interest at the international level. It provides an updated overview of the scientific work in all related fields with a strong paleoclimatic approach. Patagonia has also been a sort of a "paleoclimatic bridge" between the Antarctic Peninsula and the more northerly land masses, since the final opening of the Drake Passage in the middle Miocene. Timely and comprehensive, The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego is the only monograph book written in English. * One-stop resource for paleontological information of the Late Cenozoic of Patagonia * Covers 5 million years in the uninterrupted history of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego * Comprehensive coverage of the region written by highly qualified Argentine scientists and scholars