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Publisher Comments:

A work of literary nonfiction blending reportage, history, anthropology, and personal memoir, Amazon Journal is a unique and critical look at how cultural differences in the Amazon have resulted in incidents ranging from comic misunderstandings to blatant exploitation, environmental disaster, and even genocide. Beginning by revisiting the period in the late 80's when the "save the rainforest" campaign, the indigenous rights movement, and the assassination of Chico Mendes became the focus of a media storm, O'Connor stuck with his story long enough to tell us what happened when the world turned its attention elsewhere. Peopled by a colorful cast of real-life characters, O'Connor's startling narrative is a journey into a contemporary heart of darkness, a compelling and compassionate look at a vanishing people, and a blistering account of the forces of destruction, both human and environmental, at work within the greatest forest on earth.

About the Author

Geoffrey O'Connor is a documentary filmaker whose 1993 film At the Edge of Conquest was nominated for an Academy Award. Amazon Journal is his first book. he lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452276109
Author:
O'Connor, Geoffrey
Author:
C'Connor, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
Environmental degradation
Subject:
Sccaal ccndatacns
Subject:
Environmental degradation -- Brazil.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.98x5.33x.83 in. .60 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Latin America

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