Explorers of the Amazon

Smith Anthony
A riotously colorful history of adventures, chronicling more than 400 years in the exploration of the world's most formidable and enigmatic river system. Photographs and maps.


Explorers of the Amazon vividly 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 madness-an extravagant mixture of the malevolent and the miraculous."-Stephen Mills, Times Literary Supplement

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226763374
ISBN-13 9780226763378
GTIN-13 9780226763378
GTIN-14 09780226763378
Author Smith Anthony
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 344
Publication Date Jan 14, 1994
Dimension 6.01 in 9.28 in 0.92 in