The Lost Amazon

The Photographic Journey of Richard Evans Schultes
Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811845717
Category: Photography
Page: 159
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A collection of photographs and field notes documents the accomplishments of anthropologist and explorer Richard Evans Schultes and his expeditions into the wilderness of the Amazon basin, living among two dozen native tribes, mapping rivers, and collecting and classifying thirty thousand botanical specimens.

The lost steamer: a history of the Amazon


Author: Amazon ship
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Scramble for the Amazon and the "Lost Paradise" of Euclides da Cunha


Author: Susanna B. Hecht
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226322815
Category: History
Page: 628
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The fortunes of the late nineteenth century’s imperial and industrial powers depended on a single raw material—rubber—with only one source: the Amazon basin. And so began the scramble for the Amazon—a decades-long conflict that found Britain, France, Belgium, and the United States fighting with and against the new nations of Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil for the forest’s riches. In the midst of this struggle, Euclides da Cunha, engineer, journalist, geographer, political theorist, and one of Brazil’s most celebrated writers, led a survey expedition to the farthest reaches of the river, among the world’s most valuable, dangerous, and little-known landscapes. The Scramble for the Amazon tells the story of da Cunha’s terrifying journey, the unfinished novel born from it, and the global strife that formed the backdrop for both. Haunted by his broken marriage, da Cunha trekked through a beautiful region thrown into chaos by guerrilla warfare, starving migrants, and native slavery. All the while, he worked on his masterpiece, a nationalist synthesis of geography, philosophy, biology, and journalism he named the Lost Paradise. Da Cunha intended his epic to unveil the Amazon’s explorers, spies, natives, and brutal geopolitics, but, as Susanna B. Hecht recounts, he never completed it—his wife’s lover shot him dead upon his return. At once the biography of an extraordinary writer, a masterly chronicle of the social, political, and environmental history of the Amazon, and a superb translation of the remaining pieces of da Cunha’s project, The Scramble for the Amazon is a work of thrilling intellectual ambition.

The Lost Lady of the Amazon

The History of Isabela Godin and Her Epic Journey
Author: Anthony Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781841195193
Category: Adventure and adventurers
Page: 197
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The French scientific expedition that set off for Peru in 1735 did not have much luck. Five of its members died or went insane before their seven years' work was completed, but Jean Godin, the youngest member of the team, fell in love with and married a local girl - Isabela, the daughter of the local Spanish governor. After a few years, Godin crossed the Andes and travelled the Amazon to test whether it was a route suitable for his family. Unfortunately, having safely reached Cayenne in French Guiana, he discovered the political situation prevented his return: neither the Spanish nor the Portuguese would allow his passage back upriver. After almost 20 years, during which Jean waited on in Guiana, the King of Portugal sent a boat to retrieve the family. Isabela at last set off with her children, her brothers and her servants, over the Andes and down the Amazon, but the journey was to prove worse than the waiting. Smallpox, starvation, the torrential river and the horrors of the jungle beset the travellers. Some drowned, some ran away, others died of hunger. In the end, Isabela alone survived of the 42 who set off - she was found wandering in the jungle sick and half-crazed.

Scoping the Amazon

Image, Icon, and Ethnography
Author: Stephen Nugent
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315420406
Category: Social Science
Page: 260
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The Amazon Indian is an icon that straddles the world between the professional anthropologist and the popular media. Presented alternately as the noble primitive, the savior of the environment, and as a savage, dissolute, cannibalistic half-human, it is an image well worth examining. Stephen Nugent does just that, critiquing the claims of authoritativeness inherent in visual images presented by anthropologists of Amazon life in the early 20th century and comparing them with the images found in popular books, movies, and posters. The book depicts the field of anthropology as its own form of culture industry and contrasts it to other similar industries, past and present. For visual anthropologists, ethnographers, Amazon specialists, and popular culture researchers, Nugent's book will be enlightening, entertaining reading.

Antisuyo

The Search for the Lost Cities of the Amazon
Author: Gene Savoy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indians of South America
Page: 220
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The Lost City of Z

A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon
Author: David Grann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847378056
Category: History
Page: 352
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**NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING ROBERT PATTINSON, CHARLIE HUNNAM AND SIENNA MILLER** ‘A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure’JOHN GRISHAM The story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's The Lost World Fawcett was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace. For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration. ‘A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration’ Sunday Times ‘Marvellous ... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones’ Daily Telegraph ‘The best story in the world, told perfectly’ Evening Standard ‘A fascinating and brilliant book’ Malcolm Gladwell

The Lost Steamer

A History of the Amazon
Author: Amazon Ship
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780461266931
Category: History
Page: 284
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Lost in the Amazon

The True Story of Five Men and their Desperate Battle for Survival
Author: Stephen Kirkpatrick,Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418516287
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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In 1995, Stephen Kirkpatrick joined a five-man expedition into the remote jungles of the Peruvian Amazon. Kirkpatrick's assignment was to document an area of the rainforest that had never before been photographed, nor by most accounts, ever explored by white men. Within hours of their departure, an inaccurate map and a series of bad decisions leave the group hopelessly lost in the depths of the Amazon jungle. What began as a career-making photo expedition quickly turned into a desperate struggle for survival. The five men battle poisonous reptiles, hungry bugs, torrential rains, brutal heat, and an unforgiving landscape in an attempt to find their way back to civilization. They soon learn that survival is not only a physical, but a mental and spiritual challenge as well. Lost in the Amazon is a gripping, sometimes humorous, and ultimately inspirational story about the human drive to survive, and about clinging to faith in the worst circumstances imaginable.

Lost in the Amazon

Hidden Pictures
Author: Jan Sovak
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486482308
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 45
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Teeming with anacondas, jaguars, toucans, and tarantulas, this activity/coloring book takes kids on an Amazon adventure with lots of learning along the way. Color the realistic illustrations of plants and animals before or after seeking out the hidden pictures. Fact-filled captions offer fascinating details about rainforest ecology. Includes solutions.

The Lost Mine of the Amazon

Large Print
Author: Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781673615883
Category:
Page: 308
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Hal's sympathy for an exiled white family leads him on to solve the tragic mystery that surrounds the lost mine.

The Lost Mine of the Amazon


Author: Hugh Lloyd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258205744
Category:
Page: 232
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Lost in the Amazon: A Battle for Survival in the Heart of the Rainforest (Lost #3)


Author: Tod Olson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 054592829X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 176
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Peru, Christmas Eve, 1970. It was supposed to be a routine flight, carrying 86 passengers across the Andes Mountains and home for the holiday. But high above the Amazon rainforest, a roiling storm engulfs the plane. Lightning strikes. A deafening whoosh sweeps through the cabin. And suddenly, 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke is alone. The plane has vanished. She is strapped to her seat and plunging 3,500 feet to the forest floor. On Christmas Day, she wakes. She is injured, covered in mud, but strangely--miraculously--alive. And now, in a remote corner of the largest rainforest on Earth, the real battle for survival begins.

The Lost Symbol - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know

Fun Facts and Trivia Tidbits Quiz Game Books
Author: G Whiz
Publisher: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)
ISBN: 131000952X
Category:
Page: N.A
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Did you know The Lost Symbol has set the record as the fastest selling adult novel in history, selling over one million in hardcover and e-book versions in the U.S., the UK and Canada, on its first day of release? Or, did you know as a child, Brown developed an interest in secrets and puzzles and constantly worked on anagrams and crossword puzzles.? What are the amazing facts of The The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is an unofficial derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Lost Expedition

A Game of Survival in the Amazon
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781472824165
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Rise and Fall of the Amazon Rubber Industry

An Historical Anthropology
Author: Stephen L. Nugent
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351717944
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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In this engaging book, Stephen Nugent offers an in-depth historical anthropology of a widely recognised feature of the Amazon region, examining the dramatic rise and fall of the rubber industry. He considers rubber in the Amazon from the perspective of a long-term extractive industry that linked remote forest tappers to technical innovations central to the industrial transformation of Europe and North America, emphasizing the links between the social landscape of Amazonia and the global economy. Through a critical examination focused on the rubber industry, Nugent addresses myths that continue to influence perceptions of Amazonia. The book challenges widely held assumptions about the hyper-naturalism of the ‘lost world’ of the Amazon where ‘the challenge of the tropics’ is still to be faced and the ‘frontiers of development’ are still to be settled. It is relevant for students and scholars of anthropology, Latin American studies, history, political ecology, geography and development studies.

The Lost History of the Amazons


Author: Gerhard Pollauer
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1446193055
Category:
Page: 150
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In SEARCH of the HISTORY of the AMAZONS. This book attempts to look at the phenomenon of Amazons from all sides, in order to shed more light on it and bring us close to its explanation. To fathom this legend, it is necessary first of all to refer to its earliest tradition that forms the foundation, without which the solution itself would be inconceivable. In the following, we look beyond the narrow confines of classic antiquity, to find where else in the world such Amazon-like myths exist. Our next step will be to moot different approaches to the question of Amazons. A central theme is the archeological research and our on-site investigation in those regions which are considered to have been the homelands of the Amazons, namely the land of the river Thermodon and Lemnos Island. According to this latest investigation, the lost history of the Amazons can be reconstructed.

The Amazon

Land without History
Author: Euclides da Cunha
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199938954
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 2016
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In the eight pieces that make up Land Without History, first published in Portuguese in 1909, Euclides da Cunha offers a rare look into twentieth century Amazonia, and the consolidation of South American nation states. Mixing scientific jargon and poetic language, the essays in Land Without History provide breathtaking descriptions of the Amazonian rivers and the ever-changing nature that surrounds them. Brilliantly translated by Ronald Sousa, Land Without History offers a view of the ever changing ecology of the Amazon, and a compelling testimony to the Brazilian colonial enterprise, and its imperialist tendencies with regard to neighboring nation-states.

The Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure Novel: Amazon


Author: Hena Khan,David Borgenicht
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452116555
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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A new thrill ride begins in the Amazon rainforest with the latest novel in the Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure series! Join an expedition of students exploring the Amazon jungle and face real dangers and decisions. Your choices will determine your fate. Will you survive your encounters with piranhas, tarantulas, mosquitoes, monkeys, and jaguars? Or will you be forced to return home early? Only you can decide how to survive. There are twenty-two possible endings to this adventure, but only ONE leads to ultimate success! Featuring dynamic comic book–style illustrations, and based on real, true-life facts about the Amazon, this story will be a surefire hit with anyone craving a fun, highly visual reading experience.

Lost in the Amazon

a Miss Mallard mystery
Author: Robert M. Quackenbush
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780590104401
Category: Fiction
Page: 32
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When a brilliant scientist is abducted from a hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Miss Mallard, the famous ducktective, embarks on a dangerous search that takes her deep into the Amazon jungle.