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Explorers of the Amazon

Explorers of the Amazon
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226763378
  • ISBN: 0226763374
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

AUTHOR

Smith, Anthony

SUMMARY

Explorers of the Amazonvividly describes how European explorers such as Pedro Cabral, Francisco De Orellana, Lope de Aguirre, and Madame Godin encountered the vast wilderness of the Amazon basin; how they searched, exploited, and fought over its riches; and what they learned and failed to learn through four centuries of adventure. Anthony Smith not only enriches this history with fascinating geographical, political, and scientific details but also gives a strong warning to those who continue to exploit this great river's resources. "The history of Amazonian exploration, wonderfully told by Anthony Smith, is awash with madnessan extravagant mixture of the malevolent and the miraculous."Stephen Mills, Times Literary SupplementSmith, Anthony is the author of 'Explorers of the Amazon' with ISBN 9780226763378 and ISBN 0226763374.

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