Charles Brewer-Carías

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Charles Brewer-Carías (born 10 September 1938 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan explorer and naturalist. Known as the "Humboldt of the twentieth century", Brewer-Carías has led more than 200 expeditions to remote parts of the Venezuelan Guayana, particularly the tepuis (table mountains) of the region. His discoveries include the sink holes of Cerro Sarisariñama and the world's largest known quartzite cave, Cueva Charles Brewer.[1][2][3][4]

Around 27[5] species of animals and plants have been named in his honour, including the bromeliad genus Brewcaria.[2]

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  1. ^ Brewer Carías, Charles (1938-). JSTOR Plant Science.
  2. ^ a b "Curriculum Vitae: Charles Brewer-Carias" (PDF).  University of Plymouth.
  3. ^ Carroll, R. (6 April 2010). The British gentleman who became Venezuela's Indiana Jones. The Guardian.
  4. ^ Aubrecht, R., C. Brewer-Carías, B. Šmída, M. Audy & Ľ. Kováčik (30 January 2008). Anatomy of biologically mediated opal speleothems in the World's largest sandstone cave: Cueva Charles Brewer, Chimantá Plateau, Venezuela. Sedimentary Geology 203(3–4): 181–195. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2007.10.005
  5. ^ Bromfield, T. (December 2010). Charles Brewer Carias Archived December 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Geographical Magazine.

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