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In Search Of The Amazon

Author : Seth Garfield
ISBN : 9780822377177
Genre : Science
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Chronicling the dramatic history of the Brazilian Amazon during the Second World War, Seth Garfield provides fresh perspectives on contemporary environmental debates. His multifaceted analysis explains how the Amazon became the object of geopolitical rivalries, state planning, media coverage, popular fascination, and social conflict. In need of rubber, a vital war material, the United States spent millions of dollars to revive the Amazon's rubber trade. In the name of development and national security, Brazilian officials implemented public programs to engineer the hinterland's transformation. Migrants from Brazil's drought-stricken Northeast flocked to the Amazon in search of work. In defense of traditional ways of life, longtime Amazon residents sought to temper outside intervention. Garfield's environmental history offers an integrated analysis of the struggles among distinct social groups over resources and power in the Amazon, as well as the repercussions of those wartime conflicts in the decades to come.

Margaret Mee In Search Of Flowers Of The Amazon Forests

Author : Margaret Mee
ISBN : UOM:39015014640505
Genre : Architecture
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The Unconquered

Author : Scott Wallace
ISBN : 9780307462985
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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THE UNCONQUERED TELLS THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF A JOURNEY INTO THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF THE AMAZON TO TRACK ONE OF THE PLANET’S LAST UNCONTACTED IN DIGENOUS TRIBES. Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the outside world, they are the unconquered, the last survivors of an ancient culture that predates the arrival of Columbus in the New World. In this gripping first-person account of adventure and survival, author Scott Wallace chronicles an expedition into the Amazon’s uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest’s secrets while moving ever closer to a possible encounter with one such tribe—the mysterious flecheiros, or “People of the Arrow,” seldom-glimpsed warriors known to repulse all intruders with showers of deadly arrows. On assignment for National Geographic, Wallace joins Brazilian explorer Sydney Possuelo at the head of a thirty-four-man team that ventures deep into the unknown in search of the tribe. Possuelo’s mission is to protect the Arrow People. But the information he needs to do so can only be gleaned by entering a world of permanent twilight beneath the forest canopy. Danger lurks at every step as the expedition seeks out the Arrow People even while trying to avoid them. Along the way, Wallace uncovers clues as to who the Arrow People might be, how they have managed to endure as one of the last unconquered tribes, and why so much about them must remain shrouded in mystery if they are to survive. Laced with lessons from anthropology and the Amazon’s own convulsed history, and boasting a Conradian cast of unforgettable characters—all driven by a passion to preserve the wild, but also wracked by fear, suspicion, and the desperate need to make it home alive—The Unconquered reveals this critical battleground in the fight to save the planet as it has rarely been seen, wrapped in a page-turning tale of adventure. From the Hardcover edition.

Brazilian Adventure

Author : Peter Fleming
ISBN : 9781848857919
Genre : Brazil
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'Brazilian Adventure' is the irresistible story of Peter Fleming's involvement in the expedition to find Colonel Fawcett, who disappeared in Central Brazil searching for a lost city which had been reported in the 18th century.

Into The Amazon In Search Of Truth

Author : Joel R. Harris
ISBN : 1523657839
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Artist and musician, Joel Harris, should have been satisfied living his dreams. But he found himself feeling distracted and unsatisfied by modern American life. He wanted those elusive answers to life's questions - answers he had been looking for his whole life - from his childhood as a Mormon, through his service in the Marine Corps, and through his travels to Europe and Asia. Above all else - he wanted to find TRUTH. His book is a personal narrative of his search for truth. It is an account of a journey that took him into a small Shipibo village in Peru on the edge of the Amazon Rain Forest. There he worked with plant medicines and shamanic healers, encountered his deepest fears, looked into the darkest corners of his being and discovered TRUTH. Reviews: "An intimate portrait of self-discovery." (Kirkus Review) "I deeply and sincerely thank you for your work, it was very powerful for me." (J. Macin, Jiu-jitsu World Champion) "Anyone interested in personal transformation should read this." (N. Mosnar; starred review *****) "If you can't live this adventure yourself, read Joel Harris's memoir, In Search Of Truth." (L. Ransom; starred review *****)

Search The Amazon

Author : Doug Wilhelm
ISBN : 0553563920
Genre : Amazon River Region
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Investigating the strange disappearance of the pink dolphin with the reader's biologist grandfather, the reader must rescue grandfather from kidnappers who do not want anyone to solve the mystery.

East To The Amazon

Author : John Blashford-Snell
ISBN : 0719565049
Genre : Travel
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A hair-raising journey through the little-known heart of South America, this is the story of John Blashford-Snell's search for the mythical land of Great Paititi, east of the Andes. The myth of Paititi has attracted conquistadors, archaeologists, adventurers and even, more recently, Nazis fleeing justice. John Blashford-Snell set off through dense rain-forest with a full team of jungle bashers, archaeologists, soldiers and scientists to reach the spot where Paititi's dangerously snake-infested ruins were supposed to be.


Author : Gene Savoy
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173026446906
Genre : Indians of South America
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Walking The Amazon

Author : Ed Stafford
ISBN : 9781101603475
Genre : Travel
File Size : 45. 85 MB
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As seen on Discovery Channel and for readers of Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Bill Bryson, Jon Krakauer, and David Grann, a riveting, adventurous account of one man’s history-making journey along the entire length of the Amazon—and through the most bio-diverse habitat on Earth. Fans of Turn Right at Machu Piccu will revel in Ed Stafford's extraordinary prose and lush descriptions. In April 2008, Ed Stafford set off to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the Amazon. He started on the Pacific coast of Peru, crossed the Andes Mountain range to find the official source of the river. His journey lead on through parts of Colombia and right across Brazil; all while outwitting dangerous animals, machete wielding indigenous people as well as negotiating injuries, weather and his own fears and doubts. Yet, Stafford was undeterred. On his grueling 860-day, 4,000-plus mile journey, Stafford witnessed the devastation of deforestation firsthand, the pressure on tribes due to loss of habitats as well as nature in its true-raw form. Jaw-dropping from start to finish, Walking the Amazon is the unforgettable and gripping story of an unprecedented adventure. Walking the Amazon is also available in a Spanish edition entitled Caminado El Amazonas.

On The Banks Of The Amazon

Author : William Henry Giles Kingston
ISBN : UCSD:31822043016013
Genre : Amazon River
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