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ISBN13: 9780684834962
ISBN10: 0684834960
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The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South Americaand#8212;Richard Evans Schultes and his protand#233;gand#233; Wade Davisand#8212;an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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. In the 1970s, he sent two prize students, Tim Plowman and Wade Davis, to follow in his footsteps and unveil the botanical secrets of coca, the notorious source of cocaine, a sacred plant known to the Inca as the Divine Leaf of Immortality.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A stunning account of adventure and discovery, betrayal and destruction, andlt;I andgt;One Riverandlt;/Iandgt; is a story of two generations of explorers drawn together by the transcendent knowledge of Indian peoples, the visionary realms of the shaman, and the extraordinary plants that sustain all life in a forest that once stood immense and inviolable.

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In the 1940s, biologist Richard Evans Schultes uncovered many of the secrets of the rain forest, relying not only on his own prodigious investigations, but on the wisdom passed down by local tribes. Thirty years later his student, Wade Davis, followed in his footsteps. Two interwoven tales of scientific adventure bring to life the riches of the Amazon basin and bear witness to the destruction of its indigenous culture and natural wonders over two generations. photos.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 493-515) and index.

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andlt;bandgt;Wade Davisandlt;/bandgt; received his doctorate in ethnobotany from Harvard University. Author of six books, including andlt;Iandgt;One Riverandlt;/iandgt;, he divides his time between Washington, D.C., Vancouver, and a remote fishing lodge in northern British Columbia.

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John McCarthy, November 29, 2009 (view all comments by John McCarthy)
One of the greatest stories told to gain understanding of the natural history and people of the Amazon rain forest, told by a student of the pioneering ethnobotanist Richard Evan Schultes. Davis has grown to be a master of the field, as well as adventure anthropology and world cultures. "One River" is great reading for anyone going to the rain forest or dreaming about such a journey.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684834962
Author:
Davis, Wade
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Amazon river and valley
Subject:
Medicinal plants
Subject:
Ethnobotany
Subject:
Hallucinogenic plants.
Subject:
Ethnobotanists
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
amazon history, rain forest preservation, biodiversity rain forest, rain forest ecology, amazon ecology, rain forest studies, amazon studies, history of south america, biology, lost city of z, david grann, e.o. wilson, sixth extinction kolbert
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 54
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 PP B-W PHOTOS
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 20.65 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In the 1940s, biologist Richard Evans Schultes uncovered many of the secrets of the rain forest, relying not only on his own prodigious investigations, but on the wisdom passed down by local tribes. Thirty years later his student, Wade Davis, followed in his footsteps. Two interwoven tales of scientific adventure bring to life the riches of the Amazon basin and bear witness to the destruction of its indigenous culture and natural wonders over two generations. photos.
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