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The river sea : the Amazon in history, myth, and legend : a story of discovery, exploration, and exploitation / Marshall De Bruhl.

Author/Creator:
De Bruhl, Marshall.
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
235 p. : map ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Amazon River -- History.
Amazon River -- Discovery and exploration -- European.
Amazon River -- Legends.
Amazon River Region -- History.
Amazon River Region -- Discovery and exploration -- European.
Amazon River Region -- Description and travel.
Amazon River Region -- Biography.
Explorers -- Amazon River Region -- Biography.
Travelers -- Biography -- Amazon River Region -- Travelers -- Biography.
Scientists -- Amazon River Region -- Biography.
Contents:
The river sea : from the Andes to the Atlantic
The Incas : the rise and fall of the empire of the sun
The search for El Dorado : gold, spices, and blood
Conquistadors for Christ : the holy fathers and the indigenous peoples
The great powers in the Amazon basin : the struggle for control
Nature's grand laboratory : European science discovers the Amazon
The Peruvian Evangeline : the journey of María Isabel de Jesus Gramesón y Godin
"I must find out about the unity of nature" : the explorations of Alexander von Humboldt
Three eminent Victorians in the "garden of the world" : Wallace, Bates, and Spruce explore the Amazon
The great rubber boom : an Amazonian gilded age
Exploitation, despoliation, or conservation : the river sea in the new millennium.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-230) and index.
ISBN:
9781582434902 (hc.)
1582434905 (hc.)
OCLC:
612348293