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Margaret Mee's Amazon: Diaries of an Artist Explorer

Biography / MemoirOut of Print

By: Margaret Mee

319 pages, 250 col illus, col & b/w photos

Antique Collectors Club

Hardback | Jan 1999 | #146248 | ISBN: 1851494545
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When Margaret Mee began her Amazon travels, the highly controversial disturbance of the rainforest was just beginning. 32 years and 15 epic journeys later she spoke with considerable authority about all the changes she had seen. Her diaries and sketchbooks, recreated here, illuminate the brilliant career of an outstanding botanical artist, who portrayed the great forests as they have never been viewed before.

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Margaret Mee was born in Chesham, Buckinghamshire in 1909. She died tragically in a road accident in Leicestershire in 1988. For more than 35 years she had lived in Brazil with her husband. Soon after her death her name was added to the World Wide Fund for Nature, International Conservation Roll of Honour.

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