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Amazon Frontier By John Hemming

Amazon Frontier
by John Hemming

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The second volume in John Hemming's unparalleled history of the Amazon.
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Amazon Frontier: The Defeat of the Brazillian Indian by John Hemming

'Amazon Frontier must stand unequalled in its field. It is at once scholarly, readable and deeply humane' Colin Thubron, Sunday Telegraph



Amazon Frontier covers the 150 years when the first European scientists expolred the natural riches of Amazonia and became fascinated by its tribal peoples.

Exciting and murderous encounters with new tribes continued throughout the nineteenth century, particularly when the Amazon's rubber monopoly made Manaus a frontier boom town. However, the Indian population, once so feared by the Europeans, began to decline and they became little more than objects of anthropological study or romantic literature. John Hemming ends his account in 1910 with the creation of Brazil's famous Indian Protection Service, a subject he resumes in Die If You Must

'Amazon Frontier will be the classic work on the destruction of the Brazilian tribes' The Times

'This is a powerful, indeed harrowing, account of the tragic encounter by which modern Brazil, with all its suffering and all its brilliant promise, was conceived.' Independent

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Amazon Frontier Reviews


"'Amazon Frontier must stand unequalled in its field. It is at once scholarly, readable and deeply humane' Colin Thubron, Sunday Telegraph; 'Amazon Frontier will be the classic work on the destruction of the Brazilian tribes' The Times; 'This is a powerful, indeed harrowing, account of the tragic encounter by which modern Brazil, with all its suffering and all its brilliant promise, was conceived.' Independent"

About John Hemming


John Hemming was Director of the Royal Geographical Society in London from 1975 to 1996. He has been on several surveying and environmental-research expeditions to unexplored parts of Amazonia, and has probably visited more Indian tribes than any other non-Brazilian. He is the author of fourteen books including the prize-winning The Conquest of the Incas.

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GOR004689110
Amazon Frontier: The Defeat of the Brazillian Indian by John Hemming
John Hemming
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2004-08-06
640
0330427318
9780330427319
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