Beautiful gilt top edges with mild fading. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, binding a little shaky however still attached, a solid book. Roosevelt's popular book Through the Brazilian Wilderness describes his expedition into the Brazilian jungle in 1913 as a member of the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition co-named after its leader, Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon. Hard work, hardship and the occasional death. Future expeditions in the 1920s were not so lucky. Incredible wildlife is mentioned often in the book, and the awe of looking upon lands almost unknown becomes evident to the reader.
Illustrated with photographs and drawings, fold out map of Brazil at the end. At its peak the company produced approximately 30,000 vehicles. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and upper board and top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work.
He might not have really known just how accurate that analysis would prove to be, because the effects of the South America expedition had so greatly weakened him that they significantly contributed to his declining health. That is the sole reason I picked this book up and I am glad I did. The naturalists even shot hummingbirds! One died by accidental drowning in rapids with his body never recovered , one died by murder and was buried at the scene, and the murderer was left behind in the jungle, presumably swiftly perishing there. By the time the expedition had made it only about one-quarter of the way down the river, they were physically exhausted and sick from starvation, disease, and the constant labour of hauling canoes around rapids. After reading the narratives of Alexander von Humboldt and Henry Walter Bates, this has a totally different feel. To finally settle the dispute, in 1927 American explorer led a second trip down the river, confirming Roosevelt's discoveries. First published 1914; this is a reprint of 1920.
He wrote that keeping the mind active as well as the body was important, and mentioned a few books he thought of as worthwhile. Great book for Roosevelt fans, or fans of wild exploration. Despite his concern for Roosevelt, Rondon had been slowing down the pace of the expedition by his dedication to his own map-making and other geographical goals that demanded regular stops to fix the expedition's position via sun-based survey. Teddy Roosevelt's confidence comes through. A few page corners creased. That is my mood after finishing this book. The racial attitudes reflected in Roosevelt's American history do not seem to carry over into his attitude toward the native Americans he encounters on this trip, although his enthusiastic anticipation of the development of the virgin wilderness he is crossing may be jarring to some contemporary readers.
Not going to lie, I love Teddy Roosevelt. In near fine condition with light toning to the spine. One goal of the expedition was to find the headwaters of the Rio da Duvida, the River of Doubt, and trace it north to the Madeira and thence to the Amazon River. I almost gave up, but a friend of mine who is from Brazil loves this book, so with his e I have been curious to read a book by Teddy Roosevelt ever since my children and I read a biography about him last year. Since this time, the expedition has inspired others to undergo its challenges such as Materials Scientist Professor , Col Huram Reis, Col Ivan Angonese, and Jeffery Lehmann. I'll end my review with my favorite line of the book. By this time, Roosevelt considered his own condition a threat to the survival of the others.
The Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition had experienced great adventures and dangers during its quest including men loss, attacks of cannibalistic tribes and flesh-eating bacteria. Osborn and Chapman, acting on behalf of the Museum. About this Item: Charles Scribner's Sons New York 1914, 1914. Split hinge at rear end page with some loose pages in middle section, although book still holds open well. The sheer amount of discomfort and danger he and his crew went through is pretty impressive, especially the descent down the uncharted river where they had no access to new provisions. From The Vanderbilt Family Library.
Roosevelt himself was near death as a wounded leg had become infected and the party feared for his life each day. Rhondon, Brazil's Indian pacifier hero, was Roosevelt's guide. So get hooked on and start relishing Through the Brazilian Wilderness overview and detailed summary. This is the first edition, scarce enough on its own, but very scarce in this nice condition. Once the mystery of that river was mentioned, as well as the intention to demystify it, I eagerly anticipated for that moment. Recont the trip up the River of Doubt with his son Kermit, George Cherrie and Candido da Silva Rondon, the famous Brazilian Explorer. By this time, Roosevelt considered his own condition a threat to the survival of the others.
Insects and disease such as malaria weighed heavily on just about every member of the expedition, leaving them in a constant state of sickness, festering wounds and high fevers. Was impressed by Roosevelt's writing ability; disappointed in much of his thought processes. He wrote that keeping the mind active as well as the body was important, and mentioned a few books he thought of as worthwhile. It was hard to read about the animals he hunted, and this is where perhaps anachronism comes into play. How could anyone do that? The expedition was jointly led by , the former , and Colonel , the explorer who had discovered its headwaters in 1909. About this Item: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1914. Humboldt writes very Theodore Roosevelt's account of his expedition, along with Brazilian Col.