Ashes Of The Moon

Author: C. Fred Alford
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595100775
Size: 55.42 MB
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Ashes Of The Moon from the Author: C. Fred Alford. If the Indian Wolan hadn’t talked with the trees, or if the trees hadn’t talked back, my cousin Bebe would be safely nestled in her New York City apartment, instead of hiding out with her child, Wolan’s son, deep in the Amazonian rainforest. I’m Bebe’s cousin. Like Bebe, I’m an anthropologist, sent by our relatives to fetch Bebe back after she was charged with murder. It was true. Together with Wolan she had murdered four gold miners who were polluting the Amazon. I thought I could slip her out of the country if she wanted to return. But did she? C. Fred Alford is a Professor of Government and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland College Park. He is the author of ten books regarding moral psychology and this is his first novel. Several years ago Mr. Alford won fifth prize in Story magazine's short story contest. He has never been to the Amazon.

Ashes Of The Amazon

Author: Milton Hatoum
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780747588023
Size: 76.44 MB
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Ashes Of The Amazon from the Author: Milton Hatoum. "The story of a long rebellion and the struggle to understand it. The rebel is Mundo, the embittered offshoot of a family split down the middle. The attempt to understand him falls to Lavo, a hard-working orphan who betters himself under the influence of Mundo's father.However, the symbolic heart of the book lies not so much in Manaus and the final years of a boom produced by the merciless exploitation of the forest, but further down the great river, in Vila Amazonia, the centre of a jute plantation and Mundo's worst nightmare.In his lifelong struggle to escape from his father's dynastic ambitions, Mundo distances himself as much as possible from this dead-centre of the novel, taking the plot to Rio de Janeiro and the effervescent worlds of Berlin and London in the 1970s. This beautiful, mature and bitter novel is the extraordinary result." -- BOOK JACKET.

Heartbeat In The Amazon

Author: Ken Filing
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490742093
Size: 61.72 MB
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Heartbeat In The Amazon from the Author: Ken Filing. "A young doctor and his wife find life in the village of a lost tribe in the Amazon Basin more of a challenge than they expected. They attempt to establish a mission and a clinic treating a tribe with centuries of ancient customs. Encounters [with] wild predators, flesh-eating fish, [and] a tribe of huge aggressive women only add to the difficult and exciting adventure facing them every day. Satisfaction comes when after a lifetime of struggle an Indian girl and her half-caste child, who was delivered by the doctor, become the next generation of missionaries." --P. [4] of cover.

Palms And People In The Amazon

Author: Nigel Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319055097
Size: 48.12 MB
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Palms And People In The Amazon from the Author: Nigel Smith. This book explores the degree to which landscapes have been enriched with palms by human activities and the importance of palms for the lives of people in the region today and historically. Palms are a prominent feature of many landscapes in Amazonia, and they are important culturally, economically, and for a variety of ecological roles they play. Humans have been reorganizing the biological furniture in the region since the first hunters and gatherers arrived over 20,000 years ago.

Exploration Of The Valley Of The Amazon

Author: Lardner Gibbon
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5876039233
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Exploration Of The Valley Of The Amazon from the Author: Lardner Gibbon. Made Under Direction of the Navy Department, by W. L. Herndon and L. Gibbon. With Maps.