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Looking for "permaculture a designers manual" in Spanish.

 
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Hey y'all, I have looked all over the web for the PDM in Spanish and cannot find it anywhere. I know of a family in Oaxaca that could benefit a great deal from having this book but they do not speak or read English. If anyone has any information or ideas about this the help would be very appreciated
 
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Micah Fecher wrote:Hey y'all, I have looked all over the web for the PDM in Spanish and cannot find it anywhere. I know of a family in Oaxaca that could benefit a great deal from having this book but they do not speak or read English. If anyone has any information or ideas about this the help would be very appreciated



There are billions of people that could benefit from this resource in their own language. I’m actually surprised there’s no official Spanish version. Also, a Mandarin version would be worthwhile.

If anyone is interested in funding the Spanish version, I could make it happen in Peru.

It just depends on whether the Permaculture community cares about a monetary Return on Investment (unlikely) or is more concerned about roughly an entire continent of people applying Permaculture knowledge to their land.
 
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Here are links to free permaculture documents in Spanish:  http://www.barkingfrogspermaculture.org/publications.htm
 
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from what a quick google tells me, it has only been translated into Russian and German. It was supposed to go into Italian (they leased rights for a year) but I never found the completed translation.

Speaking as a professional translator, a whole book in a specialty niche like this takes me tens of thousands of dollars worth of time. When I quote US16,000 for a book, the client often runs away screaming. They then have to find some kind-hearted yet capable unicorn who is willing to do it as a labor of love (and who has no bills to pay). Which is why only books that are real money-makers are translated (since they have an agency that is throwing the cash around).

There is also the fact that Bill Mollison can do whatever he likes with his books. The rights belong to him, and if I were to translate into Spanish just for fun, I need his permission (and/or I need to pay him) to use his intellectual property.

I know you are talking about a specific book but I stumbled across some biointensive materials in many languages, including Spanish, recently and the Mexican family might find some useful. http://www.growbiointensive.org/Self_Teaching.html
 
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Biointensive is different from Biodynamic.
 
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Tereza Okava wrote:from what a quick google tells me, it has only been translated into Russian and German. It was supposed to go into Italian (they leased rights for a year) but I never found the completed translation.

Speaking as a professional translator, a whole book in a specialty niche like this takes me tens of thousands of dollars worth of time. When I quote US16,000 for a book, the client often runs away screaming. They then have to find some kind-hearted yet capable unicorn who is willing to do it as a labor of love (and who has no bills to pay). Which is why only books that are real money-makers are translated (since they have an agency that is throwing the cash around).

There is also the fact that Bill Mollison can do whatever he likes with his books. The rights belong to him, and if I were to translate into Spanish just for fun, I need his permission (and/or I need to pay him) to use his intellectual property.

I know you are talking about a specific book but I stumbled across some biointensive materials in many languages, including Spanish, recently and the Mexican family might find some useful. http://www.growbiointensive.org/Self_Teaching.html



I think $16,000 would be low for the PDM.
 
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