Explorers of the Amazon

Paperback | January 15, 1994

byAnthony Smith

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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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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. Ant...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:January 15, 1994Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226763374

ISBN - 13:9780226763378

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pedro Cabral - Stumbling Upon Brazil
Francisco de Orellana - First Down the Amazon
Lope de Aguirre - Who Killed Even His Dream
Pedro de Teixeira - Making the Amazon Portuguese
Charles Marie de la Condamine - Equatorial Scientist
Monsieur and Madame Godin - And Their Separation
Baron von Humboldt - Inspiration to the World
Spruce Wickham - Collectors Extraordinary
Julia Arana - King of the Putumayo
Postscript
Illustration Acknowledgments
Index

From Our Editors

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.