Amazonia

My Journey Into the Unknown
Author: Adam Wikierski
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
ISBN: 9781909049000
Category: Nature
Page: 80
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This is a story in beautiful full colour about following your own dream, exploring this beautiful nature and visiting people of the Amazon Rainforest, it is also a project created by the author, Adam Wikierski who is concerned about the indigenous environment and indigenous groups who live throughout the entire Amazon.

Transformation and Healing by Ayahuasca Spirit in the Amazonian Rainforest


Author: Karel Hlobil
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434993434
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 74
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Literature of Travel and Exploration: A to F


Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579584252
Category: Travel writing
Page: 1479
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Sacred Soil

Biochar and the Regeneration of the Earth
Author: Robert Tindall,Frederique Apffel-Marglin,David Shearer
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623171199
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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A fascinating description of how utilizing the biochar embedded in terra preta, the recently rediscovered sacred soil of the pre-Columbian peoples of the Amazon rainforest, can cut our dependency on petrochemicals, restore the health of our soils, remove carbon from our overheating atmosphere, and restore the planet to pre-industrial levels of atmospheric carbon by 2050. The authors show that the rediscovery of terra preta is an opportunity to move beyond the West’s tradition of plunder and genocide of the native civilizations of the Americas by offering an invitation to embrace the deeper mystery of the indigenous methods of inquiry and to participate in an animate cosmos that gave rise to such a powerful soil technology. Sacred Soil, in recognizing the need for biocultural regeneration, takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the phenomenon of biochar soils, utilizing mythopoeic, historical, anthropological, and scientific perspectives to embrace the deep past, the vexed present, and the prospectus for our future. Coming at this crucial juncture in human history, the potential resting in biochar is also an open doorway into the indigenous ways of knowing that enabled the pre-Columbian Amazonian high civilizations to support a population of millions while leaving their lands more fertile than when they arose.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

An Encyclopedia
Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135456631
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 2100
View: 8703
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

The Indians and aboriginal ruins near Chachapoyas in northern Peru


Author: A.F. A. Bandelier
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5874733671
Category: History
Page: 51
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The Amazon Trail


Author: Percy A. Reuss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Amazon River Region
Page: 219
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Flowers of the Amazon Forests

The Botanical Art of Margaret Mee
Author: Margaret Mee
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 167
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Beautifully illustrates the botanical work of Marg aret Mee, the premier female explorer of the Brazilian rainforest, depicting many of the flower s she painted in her thirty years of expeditions to the Amazon.

Mother of God

An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon
Author: Paul Rosolie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062259547
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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For fans of The Lost City of Z, Walking the Amazon, and Turn Right at Machu Picchu comes naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolie’s extraordinary adventure in the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon—a tale of discovery that vividly captures the awe, beauty, and isolation of this endangered land and presents an impassioned call to save it. In the Madre de Dios—Mother of God—region of Peru, where the Amazon River begins its massive flow, the Andean Mountain cloud forests fall into lowland Amazon Rainforest, creating the most biodiversity-rich place on the planet. In January 2006, when he was just a restless eighteen-year-old hungry for adventure, Paul Rosolie embarked on a journey to the west Amazon that would transform his life. Venturing alone into some of the most inaccessible reaches of the jungle, he encountered giant snakes, floating forests, isolated tribes untouched by outsiders, prowling jaguars, orphaned baby anteaters, poachers in the black market trade in endangered species, and much more. Yet today, the primordial forests of the Madre de Dios are in danger from developers, oil giants, and gold miners eager to exploit its natural resources. In Mother of God, this explorer and conservationist relives his amazing odyssey exploring the heart of this wildest place on earth. When he began delving deeper in his search for the secret Eden, spending extended periods in isolated solitude, he found things he never imagined could exist. “Alone and miniscule against a titanic landscape I have seen the depths of the Amazon, the guts of the jungle where no men go, Rosolie writes. “But as the legendary explorer Percy Fawcett warned, ‘the few remaining unknown places of the world exact a price for their secrets.’” Illustrated with 16 pages of color photos.

South American explorer


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Amazonian Indians from Prehistory to the Present

Anthropological Perspectives
Author: Anna Curtenius Roosevelt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 420
View: 1913
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"Compilation of articles on native inhabitants of the Amazon. Pt. 1 traces important ethnohistorical transition, a period of convulsive change in indigenous societies during European conquest and colonization from the 16th-20th century. During this time,many groups had to adapt to greatly changed circumstances, some forms of society disappeared, and new ones developed. Pt. 2 deals with subsistence, health, and reproductive strategies of Amazonian Indians; and impact of historical, political, and socioeconomic factors on their changing forms. Pt. 3 addresses influence of Amazonian peoples' changing ecological, economic and social contexts on ideology and organization"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Discoveries: Amazon


Author: Alain Gheerbrant
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 191
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A chronicle of the "discovery," exploration, and exploitation of the Amazon jungle captures the dramatic history of Amazonia through words and pictures, from the first conquistadors in 1542 to the present. Original.

Jungle Paths and Inca Ruins


Author: William Montgomery McGovern
Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap by arrangement with The Century Company [1927]
ISBN: N.A
Category: Amazon River
Page: 526
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A Torrent of Words

Leon Gellert: A Writer's Life
Author: Gavin Souter
Publisher: Xoum Publishing
ISBN: 1922057037
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 64
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Leon Maxwell Gellert was born in 1892 in Walkerville, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. After an education at Adelaide High School, he embarked on a teaching career; first at Unley High School then later at the University of Adelaide’s Teacher Training College. Gellert enlisted with the AIF’s 10th Battalion within weeks of the outbreak of the World War I and sailed for Cairo in October 1914. He landed at Ari Burnu Beach, Gallipoli, in April 1915, but was wounded and repatriated as medically unfit just over a year later. He attempted to re-enlist but was soon found out. Back home in Adelaide, he returned to teaching. During the War Gellert had begun to write poetry and his first collection, Songs of a Campaign, was published in 1917 and favourably reviewed by the Bulletin. Angus & Robertson were suitably impressed and soon released a new edition, illustrated by Norman Lindsay. Gellert moved to Sydney where he taught English at Cleveland Street Intermediate High School until 1922. He then took to journalism and joined the staff at tabloid newspaper Smith’s Weekly. There he was introduced to the circle that included Sydney Ure Smith and Bertram Stevens. Gellert was appointed editor of Ure Smith’s Home magazine and co-editor of the quarterly Art in Australia which he took over following Stevens’ death in 1922. Gellert continued editing Home until 1942 when it ceased publication. He then became literary editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, writing the ‘Something Personal’ column in the Saturday issue as well as humorous columns for the Sunday Herald and the Sunday Telegraph. He returned to Adelaide after the death of his wife Kathleen in 1969, living in the suburb of Hazelwood Park. Leon Gellert died in 1977. Gavin Souter’s biography of Leon Gellert, A Torrent of Words, was first published in 1996 and is released here digitally for the very first time.

The Boiling River

Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon
Author: Andrés Ruzo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501119478
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 144
View: 2851
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In this exciting adventure mixed with amazing scientific discovery, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist, journeys deep into the Amazon—where rivers boil and legends come to life. When Andrés Ruzo was just a small boy in Peru, his grandfather told him the story of a mysterious legend: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it. It was a story that would haunt Ruzo his entire childhood. Twenty years later, Ruzo—now a geoscientist—hears his aunt mention that she herself had visited this strange river. Determined to prove the river must be merely legend, Ruzo sets out on a journey deep into the Amazon.But what he finds astounds him: In this long, wide, and winding river, the waters run so hot that locals brew tea in them; small animals that fall in are instantly cooked. Over the next few years, Ruzo returns again and again, trying to uncover the secret. As he studies alongside the locals, including a shaman that acts as his mentor, Ruzo faces challenges more complex than he had ever imagined. The tangle of competing interests—locals, illegal cattle farmers, logging and oil companies, and government interests—all have a stake in this land where the waters run so hot. The Boiling River follows this young explorer as he navigates scientific, political, and personal obstacles. This true account reads like a modern-day adventure, complete with extraordinary characters, stunning vistas, captivating plot twists, and jaw-dropping details—including stunning photographs and never-before-published research about this incredible natural wonder. Ultimately, though,The Boiling River is about a man trying to understand his moral obligation to protect a sacred site from misuse, neglect, and even from his own discovery.

Tropical Fish Hobbyist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aquarium fishes
Page: N.A
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The Green Labyrinth

Exploring the Mysteries of the Amazon
Author: Sylvia Fraser
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 0887621236
Category: Travel
Page: 352
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In "The Green Labyrinth", Fraser journeys deep into the jungle of the Amazon in the company of shamans, traditional spiritualists practicing ancient rituals. At the heart of Fraser's quest lies the mind-expanding drug "ayahuasca", a gateway to worlds beyond her own, to a better understanding of the mysteries of existence.

Historical Records and Studies


Author: United States Catholic Historical Society
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Catholics
Page: N.A
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An American Consul in Amazonia


Author: Joseph Orton Kerbey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Brazil
Page: 370
View: 5595
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