This two-volume work by Theodor Koch-Grünberg (1872–1924), director of the Ethnographical Museum in Berlin, tells the story of his major expedition to North-West Brazil and describes the indigenous tribes and the local geography. In contrast to Koch-Grünberg's many monographs and essays on the same subject, this book is directed at a lay readership. Koch-Grünberg states his aim of correcting a false impression of the indigenous peoples drawn from 'novels about Indians read during one's youth' and the accounts of his explorations are permeated by a deeply-held respect for the humanity he encounters. Although its primary interest to scholars lies in its anthropological and ethnographical content, the text is full of botanical, geographical and linguistic detail, interspersed with photographs taken by the author. Volume 2 (1910) describes the São Felippe region and includes an index and appendix with records of climate, flora and fauna.
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- Date Published: February 2010
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108007436
- length: 452 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 23 x 170 mm
- weight: 0.72kg
- contains: 228 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Abstecher nach São Marcellino
2. Von São Felippe bis Yauarete
3. Der Fischfang bei den Indianern Nordwestbrasiliens
4. Nao tem inferno por os cachoeiristas
5. Zum Quellgebiet des Caiary-Uaupes
6. Unter den Kobeua
7. Feldbau und Industrie am Icana und Caiary-Uaupes
8. Durch die Cachoeiris zurück nach São Felippe
9. Endgültiger Abschied von São Felippe und Fahrt auf dem Tiquie
10. In das Flussgebiet des Yapura
11. Zum Amazonenstrom und heimwarts
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