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 The Way to Paradise - Mario Vargas Llosa
Flora Tristán even went to her family in Peru, hoping to find escape there, and admitting to "dreams of becoming a prosperous little bourgeoise", but as an illegitimate daughter she has no claim to money from her family, and, in any case, the lifestyle there did not suit her.
Flora Tristán was the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy Peruvian man and a French woman.
The stories of Flora Tristán's manic husband and her struggles to remain independent despite the near-impossibility of doing so as a woman who abandoned her husband, her passage to Peru, her own literary efforts (she wrote several books), and her conversion to a proselytising life are often engrossing.
www.complete-review.com /reviews/vargas/paraiso.htm   (2168 words)

When she arrived in Arequipa, the site of the familial home, Flora was welcomed warmly into the privileged circle of upper class Peruvian society and heard every scandal imaginable.
Flora in fact felt a great fondness for Peru and the Peruvians she ridiculed, particularly Don Pio.
In the early 1830s, French feminist Flora Tristan traveled to Peru, where she stayed for nine months with her aristocratic family.
www.passionfruit.com /back_issues/summer_2000/flora/flora.html   (291 words)

 Peru Jungle Tours Peru Rainforest tours Peru Amazon river tours Peru
It combines an spectacular cloudforest of the upper basin of the Amazonas belonging to the east sides of the Andean mountains and it also comprises a fantastic lowlands where the fauna is abundant and the flora beautiful.
Manu Park in Peru is perhaps one of the most famous jungle areas in the world.
With a fantastic content of wildlife and incredible flora, Manu National Park is reacheable by air with a direct flight from Cusco city.
www.andes-adventures.com /jungleperu.html   (242 words)

 MBG Research: Three New Species of Celastraceae, one disjunct from Mexico
This new species is dedicated to my friend and colleague, Dr. William Haber, long-time student and professor of the rich flora of Monteverde, Costa Rica, locality of the type and most other collections cited here.
Gentry, A. A Field Guide to the Families and Genera of Woody Plants of Northwest South America (Colombia, Ecuador and Peru).
In L. Brako and J. Zarucchi: Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru.
www.mobot.org /MOBOT/research/celastraceae/CELASNEW.html   (242 words)

Additional information about the protection of Peru's cultural heritage and its flora and fauna is available from the Embassy of Peru.
Children born in Peru of U.S. citizen parents are considered to be Peruvian citizens and must obtain Peruvian passports and the notarized authorization from the non-traveling parent or legal guardian in order to depart Peru.
U.S. citizens whose passports are lost or stolen in Peru must obtain a new passport and present it, together with a police report on the loss or theft, to the main immigration office in downtown Lima, located at Prolongacion Espana 734, Brena, to obtain permission to depart.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_998.html   (5540 words)

 Flora of the Alto Mayo
Peru is widely recognized as one of the twelve major centers of origins for world food plants.
A set of all collections is housed in the herbarium of the Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca (CPUN), Cajamarca, Peru, a second at the Museo de Historia Natural (HAO), Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego, Trujillo, Peru and one at the Field Museum (F), Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Peru is the fourth largest country in Latin America (+1,285,000 sq km) and the fifth most populous (ca.
www.sacha.org /NatGeo/NatGeo_Final.htm   (1984 words)

 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 2003056379
Flora, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty, and after fleeing a brutal husband, journeys to Peru to demand her inheritance.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Tristan, Flora, 1803-1844 Fiction, Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903 Fiction
The dramatic lives of two bold, independent adventurers--Paul Gaugin and his grandmother Flora Tristan, a trail-blazing women's suffragist--as imagined by "one of the master storytellers of our time" (Chicago Tribune Book World)
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/hol032/2003056379.html   (270 words)

 Paul Gauguin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was the grandson of Flora Tristan, a founder of modern feminism.
Born in Paris, he was descended from Spanish settlers in South America and the viceroy of Peru, and spent his early childhood in Lima.
After his education in Orléans, France, Gauguin spent six years sailing around the world in the merchant marines and then in the French navy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paul_Gauguin   (989 words)

 IWHC's colleagues in Peru
Flora Tristán is a national leader in advocating for safe abortion in Peru, where the procedure is highly restricted by law and rarely available through the public health system, even under circumstances where it is legal.
Founded in 1979 in Lima, Flora Tristán is a leading feminist organization in Peru and beyond.
IWHC has worked with Flora Tristán since 1993.
www.iwhc.org /programs/latin_america/peru/colleagues.cfm   (1049 words)

 News from MO: MO Staff
Zhu is the co-author of the Araceae (excluding Arisema and Amorphophallus) and of Thalictrum (Ranunculaceae) for the Flora.
Her research interests are the flora and phytogeography of Andean forests and páramos of Ecuador the Berberidaceae, Santalaceae, and Olacaceae.
Based on analysis of the collections made, on her former experience with the floras of Argentina and southern Brazil, and on recent publications, Zardini is developing the idea that the Plata Basin, which occupies 25% of South America, constitutes a floristic unit, probably the most diverse in substrates and plant communities in South America.
www.mobot.org /MoBot/webmo/mostaff.html   (1049 words)

 Flora of the Alto Mayo
Peru is widely recognized as one of the twelve major centers of origins for world food plants.
In the Department of San Martín in northeastern Peru, the upper elevation montane forests and the ceja de la montaña (the eyebrow of the forest) give way to the lowland rain forests of the Amazon basin.
The forests of the Bosque de Protección Alto Mayo represent 182,000 hectares and is the largest remaining tract of Selva Alta in northeastern Peru.
www.sacha.org /NatGeo/NatGeo_Final.htm   (1984 words)

 Iquitos peru,rainforest tours expeditions
Peru travel guide,hotels,tours,vacation holiday planner for Machu Picchu,Cusco,Lima and all of Peru
Iquitos, on the banks of the headwaters of the Amazon River, is the most important city in the Peruvian Amazon jungle.
The BEST and most informative site on Peru for travel and tourism to Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Cuzco and all of Peru.
www.peru-explorer.com /amazon.htm   (1984 words)

 Amazon.com: Peregrinaciones de una paria: Books: Flora Tristan
Flora Tristán was a defendant of the rights and freedom of the working class and women.
On the 200th anniversary of her birth, Flora Tristán's Peregrinaciones returns to print as inspiring, timeless political autobiography.
Popular history says only what it must about true rebels, so very little is remembered about Tristán, "South America's Emma Goldman." Born in Paris in 1803, her intellectual energy propelled her out of a conventional marriage into twenty years of "peregrinations"-a passionate drive to achieve political independence as a woman.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/9588160332?v=glance   (489 words)

 The Global Gag Rule, from the Perspective of the Women’s Movement in Peru
My name is Susana Chavez, of the Peruvian women’s organization Flora Tristán.
Edited remarks from a speech given by Susana Chavez of Centro de la Mujer Peruana Flora Tristán at an October 22, 2003 briefing for the U.S. Congress about Breaking the Silence: The Global Gag Rule’s Impact on Unsafe Abortion
The Global Gag Rule from the Perspective of the Women’s Movement in Peru
www.crlp.org /hill_int_ggr_chavez_speech.html   (1468 words)

 The Living Edens "Manu" -- Flora: Plants
This plant is now being exported on a massive scale from Peru to the world herbal market in the form of medicinal teas.
The common name for this plant comes from Quechua, the language of the Incas, and means "vine of the soul." The Machiguenga name Kamarampi means "medicine of vomiting" due to the powerful purgative properties of this bitter plant.
The Machiguenga name for the plant means "bitter leaf." Traditionally used by indigenous peoples of the Amazon as a poison for hunting animals, curare is the natural source of the drug d-tubocurarine, a muscle relaxant that revolutionized modern surgery.
www.pbs.org /edens/manu/plants.htm   (1468 words)

 Affinities of the Acre Flora
The most developed of them, the "Amazon caatingas" or "campinaranas" ("varillal" in Peru), are forests consisting of closely packed slender trees with an often closed canopy to approximately 20 m high, with occasional large emergents.
The western frontier with Peru is marked by low mountains, the Serra do Moa and Serra do Divisor; they are home to some typically Andean species and genera occurring in specialized vegetation types that include cliffside communities and dwarf fire-climax ridge-top forests.
Amazonas: principally in the upper Rio Negro and middle and upper Madeira, including the extensive "campo" near Humaitá and the campina of Aripuanã; also between Manaus and Caracaraí and the Rio Cuieiras (lower Rio Negro)
www.nybg.org /bsci/acre/www1/affinities.html   (5010 words)

 Chachapoyas - VILAYA TOURS - Treks and Adventure
And what an adventure it is! You will explore the remote and authentic Peru, combining stunning Andean treks, archaeological exploration and unparalleled Amazon flora and fauna with interactive cultural experiences that give back to the communities we visit.
Vilaya Tours is your adventure travel partner in both the ancient Andes of Chachapoyas and the incredible bio-diversity of Peru 's untouched Amazon.
Explore massive archaeology built by the mysterious Chachapoyas civilization - fair, tall warriors who dominated Northern Peru's Andes millennia ago.
www.vilayatours.com   (5010 words)

 Arteperugallery - Rosa Tello
One of my influences is to have been raised and lived in the jungle part of my life (Villarica —Pasco), in a land rich in flora, with exotic orchids, textures and a variety of green colors, with flowers and leaves, all these factors remain in my mind.
It is from that point that I praise in my paintings the theme of flowers, giving them elegance and color, stylizing them to the highest point in order to highlight the beauty and grace they have.
I aim to express with the color the brightness, vitality and happiness of life.
www.arteperustore.com /newvalues/artist.php?id_artist=45   (202 words)

 Pasco Peru
Here you find the most varied flora and fauna of Peru as it is drained by the Amazon river.
With an extension of 368,852 km2 this is the largest department of Peru.
"City of the kings" Capital city of Peru of more than 6 million people.
www.travelagencyperu.com /pasco-ing.html   (468 words)

 Flora Tristan/ University of San Marcos: International Development Research Centre
Flora Tristan/ University of San Marcos joint Gender MA program (Lima, Peru)
Flora Tristan/ University of San Marcos: International Development Research Centre
www.idrc.ca /minga/ev-2512-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html   (22 words)

 Peru Travel Tours Amazon Jungle Andes Information PeruPeru
CORL is located at 5000-feet elevation in the Kosñipata Valley of South Eastern Peru, 150 kilometers by road from Cusco.
Located deep within the Amazon rainforest of Peru, the Amazon Yarapa River Lodge is your home for an incredible rainforest adventure: Pink Dolpins, Parrots and Macaws, Shaman ceremony, expert guides and private accommodations.
The western Amazon rainforest is known to have the greatest diversity of flora and fauna found in the world.
peruperu.com   (22 words)

 Hotel Cusco Cuzco Peru Hotel Arqueologo hoteles en cusco
We are proud of Machupicchu, high in the Andes; of the Nazca Lines on the coast; Lake Titicaca on the Andean Plateau, and the fauna and flora of the Jungle.
above sea level, the oldest city of the Americas, today historical capital of Peru and cultural heritage of manking.
A five minute walk from the main square, in the ancient devout neighbourhood of San Blas; with narrow streets, Inca walls, colonial balconies and baroque style chapels.
www.hotelarqueologo.com   (116 words)

 A Global Representative System of Marine Protected Areas
On the Pacific coasts of Central and South America, tidal marshes are confined to small, disjunct inlets along the mountainous high-energy coast of southern and central Chile, and the paucity of marshes along the arid coasts of northern Chile and Peru may result in part from the absence of lagoons and river deltas.
The coast of Peru is arid and extends for 3,080 kilometers.
Those countries which are participating in Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile) have defined their priorities for protected areas at the national level and have provided for these to form part of the network of marine and coastal areas in the Pacific Southeast.
www.deh.gov.au /coasts/mpa/nrsmpa/global/volume4/chapter17.html   (116 words)

 1000Countries.com: Peru II: peru, PERU
El Peru es un pais rico en fauna y flora, muestra de ello son los distintos lugares...
Peru renowned as the land of the Incas, has an area of 1,285,216 square kms...
Peru has a population of around 29 million on...
www.1000countries.com /countries_of_the_world/peru_2.html   (116 words)

 CuscoPeru.com :·:·.:· Machupicchu, Cusco, Peru, Machu Picchu
The historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu is a cultural and natural heritage, is made out of 35 archaeological sites, the main one is the city of Machupicchu and this is home to 10% of the flora and 20% of the fauna that exists in Peru.
A third theory suggests that Machu Picchu was the last Capital of the Empire and Vilcabamba was the last city where the Incas fell under the command of Manco Inca in the year 1563 when he was defeated by the Spaniards after surrounding the city.
One of the greatest adventures and extreme sports in Cusco, well famous for its popular narrow paths an spectacular views.
www.cuscoperu.com /cusco/qosqo/1t1_machupicchu.htm   (116 words)

 Travel to Peru
Peru is truly a land of superlatives: From the world’s richest oceanic current, to the world’s highest and most extensive tropical mountains, to the rainforests of the world’s largest river, Peru is a country of unparalleled diversity.
Peru is second only to Brazil in the number of endemic birds and second only to Indonesia in the number of bird species with restricted geographical ranges.
Peru ties Colombia with over 1800 species of birds, more than 85% of which are permanent residents.
www.go2peru.com   (891 words)

He was the author of Bromeliaceae treatments in Flora of Peru (1936), North American Flora (1938), Flora of Panama (1944), The Bromeliaceae of Brazil (1955), The Bromeliaceae of Colombia (1957), Flora of Guatemala (1958), The Bromeliaceae of Bolivia (1969), Flora de Venezuela (1971), and Flora of Uruguay (1971).
Mez was the author of Bromeliaceae family treatments in Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius’ (1794-1868) ‘Flora Brasiliensis’ (1894); C. de Candolle’s ‘Monographiae phanerogamarum’ (1896); and Engler’s ‘Das Pflanzenreich’ (1934-1935).
Smith was the world authority on the taxonomy of the Bromeliaceae from roughly 1930-1986, and was a specialist of the Begoniaceae, Velloziaceae, and Xyridaceae.
www.fcbs.org /articles/Catalogue_Bromeliaceae_Genera.htm   (10572 words)

 Peru Jungle Tours Peru Rainforest tours Peru Amazon river tours Peru
We offer 3, 4 and 5 day tours starting from Lima with a direct flight to Iquitos city and from there a canoe ride will take us to our jungle lodge.
The view of the river itself is unique and a realy unforgetable experience.
The world famous Amazonas River is home for spectacular wildlife and flora.
www.andes-adventures.com /jungleperu.html   (10572 words)

 October Links
Much of the work is based on J. Francis MacBride's Flora of Peru, initiated in 1936.
ABIS is an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the Andean flora, through the site's general categories "Environments" and "Plant Families," with detailed sections on Asteraceae in Peru, Bromeliaceae, Griseliniaceae, and Solanaceae.
www.floridaplants.com /Botlinx/october.htm   (214 words)

 News from MO: Projects in South America
Peru: The Peru project, funded primarily by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, is focused both on the completion of the Flora of Peru and on detailed floristic surveys of important biological reserves.
The Garden is also helping to prepare checklists for Antioquia Department in the northwestern part of the country, under the direction of Ricardo Callejas (HUA), and in Quindió Department in the west-central part of the country, under the direction of Carlos Agudelo and Cristina Vélez (both HUQ).
The Madidi region is located at the juncture of four biogeographical regions.
www.mobot.org /MOBOT/webmo/sa.html   (214 words)

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