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Published: 01 March 2020

288 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9781787381957

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People of the Rainforest

The Villas Boas Brothers, Explorers and Humanitarians of the Amazon

John Hemming

A Hurst Publication

  • A thrilling and highly topical account of Brazil's most renowned modern explorers and their lasting legacy on the people of the rainforest.
  • Bolsonaro's destruction of the Amazon is headline news, and it touches on one of the themes of this book about respecting the rights of natives.
  • Sheds new light on our understanding of the people of the rainforest.
  • A vivid account of "first contact" with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon.
  • A unique tale of exploration that celebrates retaining indigenous culture within the modern world.

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