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Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon (Paperback)
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Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 09/11/2009
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This enthralling book brilliantly describes the passionate struggles that have taken place in order to utilize, protect and understand the wonder that is the Amazon. Hemming's riveting account recalls the adventures and misadventures down the centuries of the explorers, missionaries, indigenous Indians, naturalists, rubber barons, scientists, anthropologists, archaeologists, political extremists, prospectors and many more, who have been in thrall to the Amazon, the largest river in the world, with the greatest expanse of tropical rain forest and most luxuriant biological diversity on earth.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500288207
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 880 g
Dimensions: 235 x 172 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The book is a tour de force, nearly as rich and fascinating as the place itself' - New Scientist
'At last, a book about the Amazon that generates more light than hot air ... a book written from the heart and the head ... lucid and learned ... the definitive single-volume work on the subject' - Daily Telegraph
'John Hemming's loving knowledge of the Amazon's forests and tribes is compelling ... his passionate storytelling sweeps you on like the irresistible river itself' - Financial Times Magazine
'Everything you ever wanted to know about the biggest and most important environment left on earth, and a rattling good yarn at the same time' - Spectator

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