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Kidnapped In The Amazon Jungle

Author : Frank Bruce Lamb
ISBN : 1556431732
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This is a spirited retelling of the true story of Manuel Cordova-Rios, who as a young man was abducted by a tribe of Indians while on a rubber-cutting expedition in the Amazon jungle in 1907. This first-person account relates Cordova-Rios' terrifying capture, his encounters with Shumu, the tribal chief, and his life among the Huni Kui, an isolated tribe possessing sophisticated knowledge of the curative powers of jungle plants and the habits and natures of the many animals that lived with them in the lush tropical jungle. Under Shumu's tutelage, Cordova-Rios underwent a shamanic initiation, participating in dreaming sessions induced by the psychotropic plant ayahuasca. In these group trances, the young Peruvian man received from the chief and other members of the Huni Kui their astounding store of knowledge and tribal lore of the jungle environment. Cordova succeeded him as the tribe's chief on Shumu's death. After living among the Huni Kui for several years, Cordova-Rios eventually returned to his life in the outside world.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Unconquered

Author : Scott Wallace
ISBN : 9780307462985
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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THE UNCONQUERED TELLS THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF A JOURNEY INTO THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF THE AMAZON TO TRACK ONE OF THE PLANET’S LAST UNCONTACTED IN DIGENOUS TRIBES. Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the outside world, they are the unconquered, the last survivors of an ancient culture that predates the arrival of Columbus in the New World. In this gripping first-person account of adventure and survival, author Scott Wallace chronicles an expedition into the Amazon’s uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest’s secrets while moving ever closer to a possible encounter with one such tribe—the mysterious flecheiros, or “People of the Arrow,” seldom-glimpsed warriors known to repulse all intruders with showers of deadly arrows. On assignment for National Geographic, Wallace joins Brazilian explorer Sydney Possuelo at the head of a thirty-four-man team that ventures deep into the unknown in search of the tribe. Possuelo’s mission is to protect the Arrow People. But the information he needs to do so can only be gleaned by entering a world of permanent twilight beneath the forest canopy. Danger lurks at every step as the expedition seeks out the Arrow People even while trying to avoid them. Along the way, Wallace uncovers clues as to who the Arrow People might be, how they have managed to endure as one of the last unconquered tribes, and why so much about them must remain shrouded in mystery if they are to survive. Laced with lessons from anthropology and the Amazon’s own convulsed history, and boasting a Conradian cast of unforgettable characters—all driven by a passion to preserve the wild, but also wracked by fear, suspicion, and the desperate need to make it home alive—The Unconquered reveals this critical battleground in the fight to save the planet as it has rarely been seen, wrapped in a page-turning tale of adventure. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Amazon Heat

Author : Melinda Leigh
ISBN : 9781426893025
Genre : Fiction
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2 years ago... Driven by grief to find a cure for cancer, Elizabeth DeMarco left Logan Spencer to accept a position on a research expedition to the Amazon rainforest. Kidnapped by guerrillas, she was saved by a secret all-female civilization, the last of the ancient Amazons. But Elizabeth discovers she's traded one form of captivity for another. Today... Logan never stopped searching for Elizabeth. While consulting in the remote Brazilian interior near where she was kidnapped, Logan suffers what should be a fatal fall. Near death, he's collected by the Amazons and magically healed. Elizabeth is the first person he sees as he wakes. But there's no time for a joyful reunion. The Amazons' mystical medicine is rapidly changing Logan. They want his DNA and plan to take it—and then kill him. Logan and Elizabeth must escape before dawn or Logan—and their second chance at happiness—is doomed. 20,000 words
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Medicine Men Power Stories

Author : Pippa Pralen
ISBN : 9781543902990
Genre : History
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Eyewitness accounts of healing, telepathy and supernatural powers of native American medicine men and medicine women. Early settlers described their powers: psychic location of herds and game in the wilderness, finding lost settler children, foreseeing the future, and ability to heal. The "radio" or "telephone" of native Americans, the Shaking Tent, which was used to communicate over long distances. Divination or "reading the bones" as a tool to the unconscious. The False Face society of the Iroquois. Stories from white captives who returned to civilization and accounts of Jesuit priests. The spiritual power of tobacco and trance. The link of tobacco to visions. How the hunter "obtains power", and indigenous definitions of power. Rain-making and shapeshifting. Eyewitness accounts of spiritual powers of Geronimo, who was a medicine man. This book takes you from the 2-dimensional modern world to multi-dimensional world of the Indian, where animals, rivers, and mountains talk. Filled with photos and images, compiled from years of research from original source material.
Category: History

Latin American Cinema

Author : Lisa Shaw
ISBN : 078648425X
Genre : Performing Arts
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"These collected essays explore important elements of Latin American cinema and its associated national film industries. These essays examine the impact of modernization on both Latin American screen images and the industry itself, focus on filmmakers who deal with issues of gender and sexuality and discuss the relationship between national identity and the Latin American film industry"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Performing Arts

Jaws Of Death Max Cassidy 2

Author : Paul Adam
ISBN : 9781409024552
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The second exciting title in the Max Cassidy action-adventure series. 'Be careful, Max . . . They will try to destroy you, as they are trying to destroy me . . .' His father is missing presumed dead and his mother is serving a twenty-year sentence for his murder, but teenage escapologist Max Cassidy is certain everybody is wrong - about both things . . . And now, his quest to find the truth has become very dangerous . . . Max learns that his dad was part of a secret global organisation, the Cedar Alliance. Desperate to find him alive, he seeks help from the other members of the group. But they are scattered across the world - and then they start disappearing one by one . . . Escapology is dangerous but not nearly as dangerous as real life . . .
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A Leaf In The Wind From Sherwood Forest To The Amazon Jungle

Author : Christopher Bark
ISBN : 9781326877286
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Journey deep into Nature, Shamanism and Alternate Realities. It describes the author's roots and early travels. Followed by, a lifetime of travel adventures into India and the Peruvian Amazon, among others. A major theme is the writer's use of psychedelic plants and his progression into the ancient world of Shamanism. An incredible story told with honesty and humour.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Valley Of The Ancients

Author : David Alric
ISBN : 9780571297139
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In a London suburb two families guarding an extraordinary secret plan an epic journey to a lost crater in the Amazon jungle. Their mission: to discover whether dinosaurs still exist on earth. Thousands of miles away, in a Brazilian high-security prison, a gang of ruthless criminals hatch plans of escape and murder. In a nearby university laboratory a brilliant but evil professor becomes obsessed by one of the most incredible inventions in human history. Soon, all their destinies become inextricably linked in a violent and mortal struggle. The outcome will affect the lives of countless people, all over the world. A spell-binding, colourful and exciting adventure packed with interesting facts, fearsome creatures and beautiful illustrations.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Amazon Diary

Author : Hudson Talbott
ISBN : 9781936503940
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The handwritten diary of a twelve-year-old boy offers readers a perspective on the Yanomami tribe that takes him in when his plane crashes, a story that follows such adventures as Alex's participation in the rescue of a kidnapped girl. Engaging and exciting narration by Fred Berman (The Lion King on Broadway).
Category: Juvenile Fiction