. This extraordinary atlas is the first comprehensive view of not only the Amazon River but also its thirteen major tributaries.
Tree of Rivers: The Story of the AmazonThames & Hudson #ad - Hemming discusses the current threat to amazonia as forests are destroyed to feed the world’s appetite for timber, beef, protect, and soybeans, and he vividly describes the passionate struggles taking place in order to utilize, and understand the Amazon. The human beings who settled in the region 10, game, 000 years ago learned to live well with its bounty of fish, and vegetation.
John hemming recalls the adventures and misadventures of intrepid explorers, fervent Jesuit ecclesiastics, and greedy rubber barons who enslaved thousands of Indians in the relentless quest for profit. In his long career of exploration and scholarship, Hemming has become a powerful advocate for the Amazon.
Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon #ad - The new york times, john Hemming Amazonia is one of the most magnificent habitats on earth. It was not until 1500 that europeans first saw the Amazon, and, unsurprisingly, the rain forest’s unique environment has attracted larger-than-life personalities through the centuries. Containing the world’s largest river, with more water and a broader basin than any other, it hosts a great expanse of tropical rain forest, home to the planet’s most luxuriant biological diversity.
He also tells of nineteenth-century botanists, fearless advocates for Indian rights, and the archaeologists and anthropologists who have uncovered the secrets of the Amazon’s earliest settlers. 20 color, 50 b&w illustrations Thames Hudson.
DK Eyewitness Books The Amazon: Step into the World's Largest Rainforest and Learn All There is to Know About the Mighty Amazon RiverDK Children #ad - Eyewitness: the amazon profiles the largest and most bio-diverse tract of tropical rain forest in the world. Thames Hudson. Extending across nine south American countries, animals, the Amazon is home to a fascinating range of birds, and insects. This uniquely beautiful illustrated guide dives into the beauty and diversity of the Amazon: the rain forest and the river; its flora, fauna, and life cycles; and the people who live in the region.
Amazon Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals Wildlife and Nature IdentificationWaterford Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by eco-tourists of all ages. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fishes and butterflies and insects.
Amazon Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals Wildlife and Nature Identification #ad - . Made in the USA. Www. Waterfordpress. Com thames Hudson. Put the world's richest and most diverse ecosystem in your pocket! Eco-travelers now have a simplified pocket guide to the stunning wildlife of this exotic region.
Travellers' Wildlife Guides PeruInterlink Pub Group #ad - Travellers' Wildlife Guides Peru #ad - Used book in Good Condition. From the world-famous machu picchu incan ruins high in the Andes Mountains, to the Iquitos area of Amazonian northeastern Peru, to Lake Titicaca in southern Peru, travellers want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife.
Used book in Good Condition. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Peru's magnificent animal and plant life. Thames Hudson.
One RiverSimon & Schuster #ad - Thames Hudson. In the 1970s, he sent two prize students, the notorious source of cocaine, Tim Plowman and Wade Davis, to follow in his footsteps and unveil the botanical secrets of coca, a sacred plant known to the Inca as the Divine Leaf of Immortality. A stunning account of adventure and discovery, the visionary realms of the shaman, One River is a story of two generations of explorers drawn together by the transcendent knowledge of Indian peoples, betrayal and destruction, and the extraordinary plants that sustain all life in a forest that once stood immense and inviolable.
One River #ad - . Used book in Good Condition. The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America—Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis—an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history. In 1941, professor richard evan schultes took a leave from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, where he spent the next twelve years mapping uncharted rivers and living among dozens of Indian tribes.
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Brazil: Amazon 1 : 2. 500. 000 Nelles Map English, French and German EditionNelles #ad - Printed in Waterproof Paper. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Thames Hudson.
Tree of Rivers: The Story of the AmazonThames & Hudson #ad - Used book in Good Condition. By the nineteenth century, Amazonian natives had almost been destroyed by alien diseases and slavery, as well as violent class rebellion. Although the rubber industry created huge fortunes, it too was at a fearful cost in human misery. In the last hundred years, entreprenurial millionaires, the Amazon has seen intrepid explorers, and political extremists taking refuge in jungle retreats.
Always in fear or awe of the jungle, they tried in vain to introduce crops and livestock. John hemming's account of the river and its history is full of larger-than-life personalities this unique environment attracted: explorers, missionaries, and naturalists among them. Human beings settled in Amazonia ten thousand years ago and learned to live well on its bounty.
Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon #ad - A history of the amazon, its peoples, and those who have explored the river by an author with unsurpassed knowledge and experience in the regionBy far the world's largest river, the Amazon flows through the greatest expanse of tropical rain forest on earth. Used book in Good Condition. Thames Hudson. Europeans first saw the Amazon around 1500 and started settling there in the seventeenth century.
Hemming explains why the Amazon is environmentally crucial to survival and brilliantly describes the passionate struggles to exploit and protect it. Alongside them, natural scientists, anthropologists, and archaeologists have sought to discover the secrets of this mighty habitat.
Wizard of the Upper Amazon: The Story of Manuel C¢rdova-RiosNorth Atlantic Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Manual córdova, the narrator of these adventures is a well-known as a healer in Peru. This powerful hallucinogen has long been credited with the ability to transport human beings to realms of experience where telepathy and clairvoyance are commonplace.
Wizard of the Upper Amazon: The Story of Manuel C¢rdova-Rios #ad - For many readers, the most compelling sections of the book will be the descriptions of the use of Banisteriopsis caapi, the ayahuasca of the Amazon forests. Thames Hudson. Wizard of the upper amazon is an extraordinary document of the life among a tribe of South American Indians at the beginning of the 20th century.
Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South AmericaCharles Scribner's Sons #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A look at the natural history of tropical rain forests in South America, covers insects, animals, birds, and plants Thames Hudson. Used book in Good Condition.
RainforestHarry N. Abrams #ad - Used book in Good Condition. There are no places on Earth more mysterious, complex, and unknown than tropical rainforests. Used book in Good Condition. Combining stunning photographs by the world’s leading nature photographers—including new work by Tim Flach—with an inspiring text by award-winning author Lewis Blackwell, Rainforest opens our minds to the breathtaking beauty of these remarkable ecosystems, with their verdant plant life and diverse animal species.
Swooping from aerial to macro perspectives, the book captures the world’s most fascinating landscapes at all scales, from a vast sleeping forest cloaked in morning mist to the brilliant iridescent flicker of a butterfly’s wing. Thames Hudson.