By: M Margolis
368 pages, Photos, maps
This book is a riveting account of the terrible toll of frontier conquest in the Amazon: huge forest tracts laid waste to make crude iron; Indians and rubber tappers in constant conflict with developers; gold mines devouring whole landscapes and poisoning the rivers with mercury. It is also a story about people, the ranchers, settlers, Indians and foresters who inhabit Amazonia and are there to stay.
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