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Post by Leni » January 5th, 2019, 12:04 pm

The Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition and the Telegraph Line Commission by Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon (1865 - 1958). Translated by Richard George Reidy (1889-1950) and Edwin Douglas Murray (1875-1956)

Volunteers outside the USA: Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon died in 1958. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.
The Roosevelt–Rondon Scientific Expedition was the famous survey that took place in 1913-14 to follow the path of the Rio da Dúvida (River of Doubt) in the Amazon basin. The expedition was jointly led by Theodore Roosevelt, the former President of the United States, and Colonel Cândido Rondon, the Brazilian military engineer known for his explorations of the Western Amazon Basin and his lifelong support of Brazilian indigenous populations. Almost from the start, the expedition was fraught with problems: diseases left the explorers in a constant state of sickness; the canoes were unsuitable to the rapids and were lost; the food provisions were unsufficient, and the encounters with animals and wild native tribes, a source of concern. Of the 19 men who went on the expedition, only 16 returned. On October 1915, the Brazilian leader of the expedition, Colonel Cândido Rondon gave three public lectures in Rio de Janeiro, in which he offered his first hand account of the Roosevelt-Rondon Expedition and of his more encompassing work of laying telegraph lines across the wilderness of Brazil, allowing for the integration of the recent Republic. Throughout his life, Rondon laid over 4,000 miles of telegraph line through the jungles of Brazil, while opening roads, clearing lands, mapping the land, and establishing cordial relations with the Indians. He maintained contact with several indigenous peoples and was received as a friend by most of them. In his lectures, translated into English soon after their publication in Portuguese, besides describing all the adventures of the exploration of the Amazon, also told by Roosevelt in his well known “Through the Brazilian Wilderness”, Rondon shows his concern and support of the native population, showing a perspective of pacifism and respect towards them which was in stark contrast to the usual treatment received by those peoples at the time. (Summary by Leni)
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Post by Leni » January 5th, 2019, 12:04 pm

Looking for a DPL :mrgreen:

Thanks for your interest in contributing to this project! Just a few quick notes before you start:

* The author's last name is Rondon, with the stress on the last syllable. ronDON. :)

* Other than the author's name, I suggest you don't worry very much about the pronunciation of the many Brazilian/native names throughout the narrative. Read as you think is right and that will be great. I am sure Roosevelt and Kermit couldn't pronounce them as a Brazilian either, and everything was (kind of) fine within the expedition! However, if you really want some help or you are in doubt about some place name or anything else, please don't hesitate to ask. I will be more than glad to help.

* The book has a small glossary between pages 297 and 299 explaining some native/Portuguese words, in case anyone is interested.

* There are (very few) abbreviations. I am listing here the ones I could find, but please let me know if I missed any:

S. José = São José
S. Lourenço = São Lourenço
S. Luiz = São Luiz
S. Manoel = São Manoel
S. Pedro = São Pedro

* Please, don't read the picture captions!

* Have fun, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did!
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 5th, 2019, 2:42 pm

Hi Leni, I'll MC for you. :) Be back shortly to add the MW.
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Post by Leni » January 5th, 2019, 5:00 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Hi Leni, I'll MC for you. :) Be back shortly to add the MW.
Thanks much, Jo! I added some info in the second post, and I am filling the MW right now.
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Post by Leni » January 5th, 2019, 5:24 pm

All filled in, we are open for business! :mrgreen:
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Post by garybclayton » January 6th, 2019, 3:25 pm

I volunteer for Section 0. Please explain whether "pages V and XX" means only those two pages or whether it means "V through XX".

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Post by Leni » January 6th, 2019, 5:37 pm

garybclayton wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 3:25 pm
I volunteer for Section 0. Please explain whether "pages V and XX" means only those two pages or whether it means "V through XX".

Gary
Huh! I don't know why on earth I wrote "and" instead of "to"! :shock: Sorry for that, it is from V to XX, I fixed it now. And thanks for claiming!
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 7th, 2019, 9:51 pm

LaunchPad is a little crowded these days, so I'm moving this thread to Readers Wanted, Leni. When you are ready you can advertise for a DPL in Listeners Wanted.
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Post by Leni » January 8th, 2019, 6:20 am

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 9:51 pm
LaunchPad is a little crowded these days, so I'm moving this thread to Readers Wanted, Leni. When you are ready you can advertise for a DPL in Listeners Wanted.
That is great, thanks much, Jo, will do.
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Post by ToddHW » January 8th, 2019, 7:02 pm

May I read sections 1 and 2?

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Post by Leni » January 9th, 2019, 9:51 am

ToddHW wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 7:02 pm
May I read sections 1 and 2?

Thanks, Todd
Sure! Thanks for claiming!
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