THE LOST AMAZON

Download The Lost Amazon ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to The Lost Amazon book pdf for free now.

The Lost Amazon

Author : Wade Davis
ISBN : 0811845710
Genre : Photography
File Size : 86.28 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 848
Read : 1046

A collection of photographs and field notes documents the accomplishments of anthropologist and explorer Richard Evans Schultes and his expeditions into the wilderness of the Amazon basin, living among two dozen native tribes, mapping rivers, and collecting and classifying thirty thousand botanical specimens.
Category: Photography

The Scramble For The Amazon And The Lost Paradise Of Euclides Da Cunha

Author : Susanna B. Hecht
ISBN : 9780226322810
Genre : History
File Size : 49.79 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 628
Read : 604

The fortunes of the late nineteenth century’s imperial and industrial powers depended on a single raw material—rubber—with only one source: the Amazon basin. And so began the scramble for the Amazon—a decades-long conflict that found Britain, France, Belgium, and the United States fighting with and against the new nations of Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil for the forest’s riches. In the midst of this struggle, Euclides da Cunha, engineer, journalist, geographer, political theorist, and one of Brazil’s most celebrated writers, led a survey expedition to the farthest reaches of the river, among the world’s most valuable, dangerous, and little-known landscapes. The Scramble for the Amazon tells the story of da Cunha’s terrifying journey, the unfinished novel born from it, and the global strife that formed the backdrop for both. Haunted by his broken marriage, da Cunha trekked through a beautiful region thrown into chaos by guerrilla warfare, starving migrants, and native slavery. All the while, he worked on his masterpiece, a nationalist synthesis of geography, philosophy, biology, and journalism he named the Lost Paradise. Da Cunha intended his epic to unveil the Amazon’s explorers, spies, natives, and brutal geopolitics, but, as Susanna B. Hecht recounts, he never completed it—his wife’s lover shot him dead upon his return. At once the biography of an extraordinary writer, a masterly chronicle of the social, political, and environmental history of the Amazon, and a superb translation of the remaining pieces of da Cunha’s project, The Scramble for the Amazon is a work of thrilling intellectual ambition.
Category: History

Rare The Amazon Pink Dolphin And Hero The Lost Boy The Story Of Friendship

Author : Marcia Russel
ISBN : 1645755150
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 34.88 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 868
Read : 881

Dolphins? Who doesn't love dolphins? What about Amazon pink dolphins? This book is about educational values: friendship, animal freedom, math, and the meaning of life. We are all connected and we can help ourselves and others! Nature shows it to us all the time!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Lost Steamer

Author : Amazon ship
ISBN : OXFORD:600082800
Genre :
File Size : 60.95 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 678
Read : 303

Category:

The Lost Lady Of The Amazon

Author : Anthony Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015056669396
Genre : Adventure and adventurers
File Size : 77.26 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 978
Read : 798

The French scientific expedition that set off for Peru in 1735 did not have much luck. Five of its members died or went insane before their seven years' work was completed, but Jean Godin, the youngest member of the team, fell in love with and married a local girl - Isabela, the daughter of the local Spanish governor. After a few years, Godin crossed the Andes and travelled the Amazon to test whether it was a route suitable for his family. Unfortunately, having safely reached Cayenne in French Guiana, he discovered the political situation prevented his return: neither the Spanish nor the Portuguese would allow his passage back upriver. After almost 20 years, during which Jean waited on in Guiana, the King of Portugal sent a boat to retrieve the family. Isabela at last set off with her children, her brothers and her servants, over the Andes and down the Amazon, but the journey was to prove worse than the waiting. Smallpox, starvation, the torrential river and the horrors of the jungle beset the travellers. Some drowned, some ran away, others died of hunger. In the end, Isabela alone survived of the 42 who set off - she was found wandering in the jungle sick and half-crazed.
Category: Adventure and adventurers

Lost In The Amazon A Battle For Survival In The Heart Of The Rainforest Lost 3

Author : Tod Olson
ISBN : 9780545928298
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 46.9 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 314
Read : 568

Peru, Christmas Eve, 1970. It was supposed to be a routine flight, carrying 86 passengers across the Andes Mountains and home for the holiday. But high above the Amazon rainforest, a roiling storm engulfs the plane. Lightning strikes. A deafening whoosh sweeps through the cabin. And suddenly, 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke is alone. The plane has vanished. She is strapped to her seat and plunging 3,500 feet to the forest floor. On Christmas Day, she wakes. She is injured, covered in mud, but strangely--miraculously--alive. And now, in a remote corner of the largest rainforest on Earth, the real battle for survival begins.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Antisuyo

Author : Gene Savoy
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173026446906
Genre : Indians of South America
File Size : 71.44 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 550
Read : 1153

Category: Indians of South America

The Lost City Of Z

Author : David Grann
ISBN : 9781847378057
Genre : History
File Size : 53.41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 917
Read : 262

**NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING ROBERT PATTINSON, CHARLIE HUNNAM AND SIENNA MILLER** ‘A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure’JOHN GRISHAM The story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's The Lost World Fawcett was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace. For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration. ‘A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration’ Sunday Times ‘Marvellous ... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones’ Daily Telegraph ‘The best story in the world, told perfectly’ Evening Standard ‘A fascinating and brilliant book’ Malcolm Gladwell
Category: History