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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.

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.

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 *****)

Walking The Amazon

Author : Ed Stafford
ISBN : 9781101603475
Genre : Travel
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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 Or A Boy S Journal Of His Adventures In The Tropical Wilds Of South America

Author : William Henry Giles Kingston
ISBN : MINN:319510023761828
Genre : Adventure stories
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The Lost City Of Z

Author : David Grann
ISBN : 0385529228
Genre : History
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The #1 New York Times bestseller - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

The Andes And The Amazon Or Across The Continent Of South America

Author : James Orton
ISBN : UCBK:B003005767
Genre : Amazon River
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The Andes And The Amazon Or Across The Continent Of South America With A New Map Of Equatorial America Etc

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ISBN : BL:A0018015686
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