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A land of ghosts : the braided lives of people and the forest in far western Amazonia

Author: David G Campbell
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The western Amazon is the last frontier, as wild a west as Earth has ever known. For thirty years David G. Campbell has been exploring this lush wilderness, which contains more species than ever existed anywhere at any time in the four-billion-year history of life on our planet."
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David G Campbell
ISBN: 039571284X 9780395712849
OCLC Number: 54972794
Description: 260 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : the odyssey --
1. Southern cross --
2. River of light --
3. An expedition of poets --
4. River of hunger --
5. What the bees said --
6. On the line --
7. The naming of parts --
8. The gift --
9. River of terns --
10. A land of ghosts --
11. Angelim --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Species descriptions and glossary of Portuguese words --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: David G. Campbell.
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Abstract:

"The western Amazon is the last frontier, as wild a west as Earth has ever known. For thirty years David G. Campbell has been exploring this lush wilderness, which contains more species than ever existed anywhere at any time in the four-billion-year history of life on our planet."

"Campbell takes us with him as he travels to the town of Cruzeiro do Sul, 2,800 miles from the mouth of the Amazon. Here he collects three old friends: Arito, a caiman hunter turned paleontologist; Tarzan, a street urchin brought up in a bordello; and Pimentel, a master canoe pilot. They travel together even farther into the rainforest, set up camp, and survey every living woody plant in a land so rich that an area of less than fifty acres contains three times as many tree species as all of North America."

"Campbell knows the trees individually, has watched them grow from seedling to death. He also knows the people of the Amazon: the recently arrived colonists with their failing farms; the mixed-blood Caboclos, masters of hunting, fishing, and survival; and the refugee Native Americans."--Jacket.

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