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Where Is The Amazon

Author : Sarah Fabiny
ISBN : 9780451532756
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Without risking life or limb, readers can explore the wonders and beauty of the Amazon in this Where Is...? title. Human beings have inhabited the banks of the Amazon River since 13,000 BC and yet they make up just a small percentage of the "population" of this geographic wonderland. The Amazon River basin teems with life—animal and plant alike. It's a rainforest that is home to an estimated 390 billion individual trees, 2.5 million species of insects, and hundreds of amazing creatures and plants that can either cure diseases, or, like the poison dart frog, kill with a single touch. Where Is the Amazon? reveals the amazing scale of a single rainforest that we are still trying to understand today and that, in many ways, supports our existence on this planet.

On The Banks Of The Amazon

Author : William Henry Giles Kingston
ISBN : OXFORD:600073291
Genre : Adventure stories
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The Andes And The Amazon

Author : James Orton
ISBN : UOMDLP:afk5736:0001.001
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The Fate Of The Forest

Author : Susanna B. Hecht
ISBN : 9780226322728
Genre : History
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Susanna Hecht and Alexander Cockburn show the panorama of destruction as it unfolded, and also reveal the extraordinary turnaround that is now taking place, thanks both to the social movements and the emergence of new environmental markets. Exploring the role of human hands in destroyingùand savingùthis vast forested region, The Fate of the Forest pivots on the murder of Chico Mendes, a legendary labor and environmental organizer who was assassinated after successful confrontations with big ranchers. A multifaceted portrait, complete with a new preface and afterword by the authors, this book demonstrates that those who would hold a mirror up to nature must first learn the lessons offered by some of their own people. --Book Jacket.

No Rain In The Amazon

Author : Nikolas Kozloff
ISBN : 0230107605
Genre : Science
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Acting as the planet's air conditioner, the rainforest sucks up millions of tons of greenhouse gases and stores them safely out of the atmosphere. South America's deforestation threatens to unleash a kind of "carbon bomb" that will add to our already deteriorating climate difficulties. As he travels across Peru and Brazil, recognized South America expert Nikolas Kozloff talks to locals, scientists and activists about the rainforest and what should be done to avert its collapse. Drawing on his expertise of South American politics, Kozloff argues that cooperation between the world's countries is essential in turning back the tide of climate change and that the fate of the planet depends on our response to environmental problems within the southern hemisphere.

The Last New World

Author : Mac Margolis
ISBN : 0393033791
Genre : Amazon River Region
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An account of the toll of frontier conquest on the Amazon describes how economic development has affected settlers, Indians, foresters, and wildlife in the region

Running The Amazon

Author : Joe Kane
ISBN : 9780307809902
Genre : Travel
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The voyage began in the lunar terrain of the Peruvian Andes, where coca leaf is the only remedy against altitude sickness. It continued down rapids so fierce they could swallow a raft in a split second. It ended six months and 4,200 miles later, where the Amazon runs gently into the Atlantic. Joe Kane's personal account of the first expedition to travel the entirety of the world's longest river is a riveting adventure in the tradition of Joseph Conrad, filled with death-defying encounters: with narco-traffickers and Sendero Luminoso guerrillas and nature at its most unforgiving. Not least of all, Running the Amazon shows a polyglot group of urbanized travelers confronting their wilder selves -- their fear and egotism, selflessness and courage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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