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Retracing the events that led to the murder of environmental activist Chico Mendes, the author describes the crime that brought home the environmental tragedy of Brazil's shrinking rain forests
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Of the many disasters witnessed by the 20th century , the ongoing destruction of the Amazon rain forest may prove to be the most calamitous for humankind. In this engrossing analysis, excerpts of which appeared in Vanity Fair , Shoumatoff weaves an intricate web of botany, history, economics, and ecology around the 1988 murder of ecomartyr Chico Mendes also the subject of Andrew C. Revkin's The Burning Season ( LJ 6/1/90) and Adrian Cowell's forthcoming The Decade of Destruction from Holt.--Ed.. This is a tragic tale of cruelty, destruction, and villainy on an epic scale, witnessed firsthand in the Amazon by the author, who also interviewed many of the protagonists of this appalling drama. Not surprisingly, movie rights to this story have been acquired by Robert Redford and Steven Spielberg. Read this book first.-- Ian Wallace, Agriculture Canada Lib., St.
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Book Description Little Brown & Co, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # 17NOV2809
Book Description Little Brown & Co (T), 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0316787396
Book Description Little Brown & Co, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0316787396