9780500288207

Tree Of Rivers Pa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780500288207

  • ISBN10:

    0500288208

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-30
  • 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 is an expert on the Amzon, having visited over forty indigenous tribes and been on many research expeditions, including explorations of totally unknown territories. His previous books include the prize-winning The Conquest of the Incas and a trilogy on the history of Brazilian Indians. He was for twenty-one years Director of the Royal Geographical Society in London.

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
MAPS
First descents of the Amazon Riverp. 8
The Colonial Era and Cabanagemp. 98
Routes of nineteenth century naturalistsp. 130
The rubber boomp. 176
The twentieth century, and archaeological sitesp. 270
Protected areas and highwaysp. 290
Referencesp. 346
Picture Creditsp. 364
Indexp. 365
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