Exploracao na Guiana Brasileira

By: Rice, (Alexander) Hamilton

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Many black and white illustrations (poorly reproduced), large 8vo, pp 64, paperback, very slight signs of uses, but really a very good copy. [As a geographer and explorer Rice specialized in rivers. On seven expeditions, beginning in 1907, he explored 500,000 square miles (1,300,000 km2) of the Amazon Basin, mapping a number of previously unknown rivers in the northwestern area. After his marriage his wife accompanied him on several expeditions, including a 1920 trip on which "the party warded off an attack by savages and killed two cannibals", "scantily clad ... very ferocious and of large stature". (A subsequent headline read: "Explorer Rice Denies That He Was Eaten By Cannibals".) In 1924-25 he ascended the Orinoco River to its headwaters, traversed the natural Casiquiare canal, and descended the Rio Branco to the Amazon at Manaus This was the first expedition to use aerial photography and shortwave radio for mapping. He also established hospitals for Indians in Brazil, researched tropical diseases, and conducted expeditions in Alaska and Hudson Bay. His work won him honors from Italy, England, France and Spain. A 1916 expedition was the subject of a 1918 book by a colleague, William Thomas Councilman. He led his last expedition in 1924-1925.]

Title: Exploracao na Guiana Brasileira

Author Name: Rice, (Alexander) Hamilton

Categories: Travel, Natural History,

Publisher: Sao Paulo, Livraria Itatiaia Editora Ltda: 1978

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 009076

Keywords: brazil.brazilian.guiana.south.america.travel.exploration.voyage.natural history.rivers.