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.
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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