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Author De Bruhl, Marshall.

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

Publication Info. Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2010]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  981.1 DEB    AVAILABLE
 Fossil Ridge PL - Main Adult Non Fiction - FRBB-2  981.1 DEB    AVAILABLE
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  981.1 DEB    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  981.1 DEB    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  981.1 DE    AVAILABLE
Description 235 pages : map ; 24 cm
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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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-230) and index.
Subject Explorers -- Amazon River Region -- Biography.
Scientists -- Amazon River Region -- Biography.
Travelers -- Amazon River Region -- Biography.
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.
ISBN 9781582434902 hardcover
1582434905 hardcover

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