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The unconquered : in search of the Amazon's last hidden tribes

Author: Scott Wallace
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the outside world, they are the unconquered, the last survivors of an ancient culture that predates the arrival of Columbus. Journalist Scott Wallace chronicles an expedition into the Amazon's uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest's secrets while moving ever  Read more...
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Named Person: Scott Wallace; Scott Wallace
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Wallace
ISBN: 0307462978 9780307462978
OCLC Number: 830081279
Description: xiv, 494 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 2o cm
Contents: pt. 1. Into the Amazon. A rumor of savages --
Scramble to the Amazon --
Through the chokepoint --
At a bend in the river --
A topography of strife --
White river, black night --
A government of one --
Between two worlds --
The point of no return. pt. 2. In the land of the Arrow People. A forrest datk --
The headwaters --
Lessons in biology --
A guerrilla army --
In the footsteps of Rondon --
The meaning of contact --
Our guns, our germs, our steel --
The day of the Maloca. pt. 3. The imperative to survive. Reprovisioned --
Jungle shipyards --
The tipping point --
East with the river --
Borderlands --
The old man and the river --
The gold dredge --
Civilization and out discontents --
Meet the head-bashers --
The overflight.
Other Titles: In search of the Amazon's last hidden tribes
Responsibility: Scott Wallace.

Abstract:

Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the outside world, they are the unconquered, the last survivors of an ancient culture that predates the arrival of Columbus. Journalist Scott Wallace chronicles an expedition into the Amazon's uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest's secrets while moving ever closer to a possible encounter with one such tribe of seldom-glimpsed warriors known to repulse all intruders with showers of deadly arrows. On assignment for National Geographic, Wallace joins Brazilian explorer Sydney Possuelo at the head of a 34-man team that ventures deep into the unknown in search of the tribe. Possuelo's mission is to protect the Arrow People, but the information he needs in order to do so can only be gleaned by entering a world of permanent twilight beneath the forest canopy.--From publisher description.

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