White Gold: The Diary of a Rubber Cutter in the Amazon 1906-1916 (Paperback)
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White Gold: The Diary of a Rubber Cutter in the Amazon 1906-1916 (Paperback)

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Paperback 104 Pages / Published: 14/03/2007
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White Gold tells the story of a young American, John Hungjohann, who struggled for survival as a rubber cutter at the height of the rubber boom in the early years of this century. Editor Sir Ghillean prance, a leading expert on the rainforest, enhances the text with his own contemporary photographs and identifies the fungi, plants and animals mentioned in the pages of the diary. The diaries are especially poignant now since the rubber cutters are fighting to preserve something of the original forest against the ravages of the indiscriminate destruction which still ignores the true wealth of the region - its almost incomprehensible variety of species. It is a tale of humanity and the natural order working together in the midst of greed and ignorance. Ghillean Prance enhances the text with his own contemporary photographs and identifies the fungi, plants and animals which are mentioned in the pages of the diaries.

Publisher: Synergetic Press Inc.,U.S.
ISBN: 9780907791164
Number of pages: 104
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
White Gold--like the Colombian classid La Voragine--sets forth the depravity of ruthless men who stop at nothing to exploit their fellows, heedless of their sufferings and deaths in the unfamiliar jungle environment where they hoped to earn a living... Dr. Richard Evans Schultes
."..an extremely interesting look at one man's experiences and adventures as a rubber trapper in the Brazilian Amazon during the rubber boom. The same life and death dramas are being played out today throughout the Amazon Valley..." Dr. Michael J. Balick Philecology Curator of Economic Botany
..".an extremely interesting look at one man's experiences and adventures as a rubber trapper in the Brazilian Amazon during the rubber boom. The same life and death dramas are being played out today throughout the Amazon Valley..." Dr. Michael J. Balick Philecology Curator of Economic Botany
"White Gold--like the Colombian classid La Voragine--sets forth the depravity of ruthless men who stop at nothing to exploit their fellows, heedless of their sufferings and deaths in the unfamiliar jungle environment where they hoped to earn a living..." Dr. Richard Evans Schultes

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