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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

David Grann - 2010 - History - Limited preview
Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon, with the author's own quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what lies deep in the ...

Brazilian Adventure: A Quest Into the Heart of the Amazon

Peter Fleming - 2011 - Brazil - No preview available
This title presents new Foreword by Giles Foden. In the summer of 1925 Colonel Fawcett - soldier, spy and legendary explorer - embarked on a journey into the dark and uncharted heart of Brazil in search of the lost 'City of Z'. He was never seen ...

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

Candice Millard - 2005 - History - No preview available
Chronicles the 1914 expedition of Theodore Roosevelt into the unexplored heart of the Amazon basin to explore and map the region surrounding a tributary called the River of Doubt, detailing the perilous conditions they faced.

Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City

Greg Grandin - 2010 - History - No preview available
The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon ...

The Amazon River Forest: A Natural History of Plants, Animals, and People

Nigel J. H. Smith - 1999 - Nature - No preview available
The floodplain forest of the worlds mightiest river, the Amazon, is one of the last major agricultural frontiers. Inhabitants of this bountiful environment have long harvested its wealth of plant and animal resources for a wide array of products ...

The River Sea: The Amazon in History, Myth, and Legend : a Story of ...

Marshall De Bruhl - 2010 - History - No preview available
A sweeping chronicle of the brave and hardy souls, ranging from the Spanish seafarer Vicente Pinzon, who discovered the Amazon River, to contemporary heroes and heroines, like Sister Dorothy Stang and Chico Mendes, whose efforts to save the rain ...

Amazon: Where Do Fish Swim Through the Treetops?

Sara Compton - 1988 - Adventure and adventurers - Snippet view
As an Earth Inspector, the reader is called upon to save a friend lying near death after returning from the Amazon.

In the Rainforest

Catherine Caufield - 1986 - Science - No preview available
The most comprehensive study of the world's rainforests available. Catherine Caufield's beautifully written work looks at these threatened resources from historical, political, economical, and biological viewpoints. Her new afterword includes ...

Families of the Forest: The Matsigenka Indians of the Peruvian Amazon

Allen Johnson - 2003 - Social Science - Limited preview
The idea of a family level society, discussed and disputed by anthropologists for nearly half a century, assumes moving, breathing form in Families of the Forest. According to Allen Johnson’s deft ethnography, the Matsigenka people of ...