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Life In The Amazon Rainforest

Author : Ginjer L. Clarke
ISBN : 9781524784898
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Journey through the jungle in this fact-packed leveled reader! Welcome to the largest rainforest in the world, a vast wonder just waiting for you to explore. Follow along as pink dolphins dart through the flooded river, vampire bats swoop down from the trees, and giant green anacondas slowly slither across the forest floor. This humongous habitat is home to millions of plants, animals, and people. But large as it may be, the Amazon Rainforest is in danger--and shrinking fast. Learn more about this amazing place and discover what you can do to help save the rainforest!

Life On The Amazon

Author : Mark Harris
ISBN : UVA:X004500724
Genre : Social Science
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This is an innovative contribution to anthropology's interest in how identity is created and defined. Dr Harris uses two forms of ethnographic writing to explore the historical and social identity of a village of caboclo fisherpeople who live on the banks on the River Amazon. He intersperses his analytical chapters with narrative sections that describe more freely what the people do and how they do it. He thus moves beyond notions of identity that define themselves in collective, ethnic or class terms, by focusing on people's practical engagement with their environment. As the first full-length study of a modern Amazonian floodplain peasantry, this volume also contributes to debates in ecological and economic anthropology and to studies of the peasantry in Latin America.

The Spears Of Twilight

Author : Philippe Descola
ISBN : 1565844386
Genre : History
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An anthropologist describes his experiences living with the Jivaro Indians in the Amazon basin

The Andes And The Amazon

Author : Charles Reginald Enock
ISBN : IND:39000004758780
Genre : Peru
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Martyr Of The Amazon

Author : Roseanne Murphy
ISBN : IND:30000116517032
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The murder in 2005 of an American nun, Sister Dorothy Stang, focused the world's attention on the plight of poor farmers in the Brazilian Amazon and their struggles with rapacious developers. This book presents the inspiring story of a woman who died defending the poor and God's creation.

The Burning Season

Author : Andrew Revkin
ISBN : 1610913485
Genre : Nature
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In this reissue of the environmental classic The Burning Season, with a new introduction by the author, Andrew Revkin artfully interweaves the moving story of Chico Mendes's struggle with the broader natural and human history of the world's largest tropical rain forest. "It became clear," writes Revkin, acclaimed science reporter for The New York Times, "that the murder was a microcosm of the larger crime: the unbridled destruction of the last great reservoir of biological diversity on Earth." In his life and untimely death, Mendes forever altered the course of development in the Amazon, and he has since become a model for environmental campaigners everywhere.

Amazon Town

Author : Charles Wagley
ISBN : 0199335257
Genre : Social Science
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Amazon Town: A Study of Human Life in the Tropics is Charles Wagley's classic ethnography of peasant life in the Amazon, with updated material by Conrad Kottak and Richard Pace.

The Andes And The Amazon

Author : Charles Reginald Enock
ISBN : 1110317034
Genre : History
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Jungle

Author : Yossi Ghinsberg
ISBN : 9781632208842
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“A powerful story of self-discovery, survival in the wild.” —Los Angeles Times Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive. The basis of an upcoming motion picture, Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.

In The Amazon Jungle

Author : Algot Lange
ISBN : UCAL:B2961961
Genre : Fiction
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