9780500514016

Tree Of Rivers Cl

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  • ISBN13:

    9780500514016

  • ISBN10:

    0500514011

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-05-17
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson

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Summary

This enthralling book brilliantly describes the passionate struggles that have taken place in order to utilize, protect and understand the wonder that is the Amazon. Hemmings riveting account recalls the adventures and misadventures down the centuries of the explorers, missionaries, indigenous Indians, naturalists, rubber barons, scientists, anthropologists, archaeologists, political extremists, prospectors and many more, who have been in thrall to the Amazon, the largest river in the world, with the greatest expanse of tropical rain forest and most luxuriant biological diversity on earth.

Author Biography

John Hemming was Director and Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society in London from 1975 to 1996.

Table of Contents

Arrival of Strangersp. 13
Anarchy on the Amazonp. 48
The Empty Riverp. 73
Directorate to Cabanagemp. 97
A Naturalist's Paradisep. 129
The Rubber Boomp. 175
The Black Side of Rubberp. 198
Explorers and Indiansp. 232
Archaeologists Find Early Manp. 270
Planes, Chainsaws and Bulldozersp. 289
The Largest River in the Largest Forestp. 325
Referencesp. 346
Picture Creditsp. 364
Indexp. 365
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