Carpenter's Geographical Reader: South America

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(4.8 stars; 13 reviews)

In this book the children are taken by the author upon a personally conducted tour through the most characteristic parts of the South American continent. The book will, it is believed, aid in putting flesh and blood on the bones of the geographies, and will give a living interest to geographical study. (from the Preface) (7 hr 56 min)


Preface 3:33 Read by MaryAnn
From New York to Panama 10:43 Read by BettyB
The Isthmus of Panama 10:13 Read by BettyB
Across Panama to the Pacific 6:38 Read by BettyB
The Republic of Columbia 12:23 Read by BettyB
The Land of the Equator 16:40 Read by BettyB
The Great South American Desert 13:28 Read by BettyB
In Lima, the Capital of Peru 12:04 Read by BettyB
Up the Andes 8:23 Read by BettyB
On the Roof of South America 12:25 Read by BettyB
Steamboating above the Clouds 7:15 Read by BettyB
Travels in Bolivia 10:54 Read by BettyB
The Mineral Wealth of the Andes 8:27 Read by Andrea Kotzer
On the Nitrate Desert and the Guano Islands 9:36 Read by Julie Barkley
Along the Coast to Valparaiso 10:13 Read by BettyB
Across South America by Rail 9:52 Read by Andrea Kotzer
Santiago, the Capital of Chile 10:06 Read by Michael Fassio
A Visit to a Chilean Farm 7:03 Read by Kalynda
Southern Chile and the Araucanians 9:41 Read by Michael Fassio
In the Coal Mines of Chile 10:14 Read by Michael Fassio
In and about the Strait of Magellan 11:46 Read by Michael Fassio
At the End of the Continent 12:28 Read by Michael Fassio
In Argentina -- Patagonia 10:36 Read by BettyB
In Argentina -- Life on the Pampas 10:08 Read by BettyB
In the Great Fruit and Bread Lands of South America 13:25 Read by BettyB
In Buenos Aires 10:36 Read by BettyB
Uruguay -- In Montevideo, the Paris of South America 10:40 Read by Andrea Kotzer
Up the Rio de la Plata System 15:14 Read by BettyB
In Paraguay 11:35 Read by Larry Wilson
Paraguay -- A Trip into the Interior 10:27 Read by Larry Wilson
Paraguay -- A curious Tea -- The Chaco and its Indians 11:52 Read by Larry Wilson
In Brazil -- The Wilds of Matto Grosso 7:28 Read by BettyB
Southern Brazil 11:07 Read by BettyB
In the Land of Coffee 12:05 Read by BettyB
Rio de Janeiro 11:17 Read by BettyB
More about Rio 12:10 Read by BettyB
Bahai and the Diamond Mines 10:20 Read by BettyB
Along the Coast of Brazil 11:06 Read by BettyB
The Valley of the Amazon 8:52 Read by Andrea Kotzer
Para, the Metropolis of the Amazon 8:27 Read by BettyB
In the Land of Rubber 12:28 Read by BettyB
A Trip on the Amazon 11:02 Read by Andrea Kotzer
On the Orinoco and the Llanos 9:58 Read by BettyB
Venezuela and its Capital 8:31 Read by Kalynda
In the Guianas 12:41 Read by Larry Wilson


So fascinating!

(5 stars)

I highly recommend seeking out all of the books in this series, despite being over a hundred years old, the series remains informative and fun. Not just geography is covered, but also politics, culture, costume, diet, rituals, food production and manufacture, crops, mining, exports, local laws, etc - making this a wonderful piece of early ethnogeography. The reader is fantastic - so much so that I have purposely sought out other Betsy B recordings, as she has such a lovely voice and great reading manner. Some of the 'facts' may be of dubious origin (did Equadorian donkeys really wear trousers?), and some of the language is outdated, but this book remains a joy to listen to

So interesting!

(5 stars)

I loved listening to this detailed and insightful account of travels in South America. I loved the narration style and the descriptions!

(4 stars)

very interesting book. the change of several readers is not always pleasant.