Book/Printed Material The Amazon and Madeira rivers; sketches and descriptions from the note-book of an explorer,

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Title

  • The Amazon and Madeira rivers; sketches and descriptions from the note-book of an explorer,

Summary

  • Franz Keller was a German engineer who spent 17 years in Brazil. In 1867, Keller and his father were commissioned by the minister of public works in Rio de Janeiro to explore the Madeira River in order to determine the feasibility of building a railroad to circumvent rapids that made steamship navigation impossible on part of the river. This book, published some seven years later, describes the river and its rapids, the native tribes that Keller and his party encountered, and the animals and vegetation of the virgin forest of the Amazon and the Madeira rivers. Keller's expedition extended into eastern Bolivia. It devotes a chapter to the Mojo Indians of that region and the history of their interactions with the Jesuit missions dating from the late 17th century. World Digital Library.

Contributor Names

  • Keller, Franz, 1835-1890.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott and co., 1875.

Subject Headings

  • -  Indians of South America--Brazil
  • -  Mojo Indians
  • -  Amazon River
  • -  Brazil--Description and travel
  • -  Madeira River (Brazil and Bolivia)

Notes

  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  Also available in digital form.

Medium

  • xviii, 240 p. illus., plates. 27 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F2546 .K29

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 02029950

Online Format

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  • pdf
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Keller, Franz. The Amazon and Madeira rivers; sketches and descriptions from the note-book of an explorer. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott and co, 1875. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/02029950/.

APA citation style:

Keller, F. (1875) The Amazon and Madeira rivers; sketches and descriptions from the note-book of an explorer. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott and co. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/02029950/.

MLA citation style:

Keller, Franz. The Amazon and Madeira rivers; sketches and descriptions from the note-book of an explorer. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott and co, 1875. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/02029950/>.