The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest
"In the rain forests of the western Amazon," writes author Andrew Revkin, "the threat of violent death hangs in the air like mist after a tropical rain. It is simply a part of the ecosystem, just like the scorpions and snakes cached in the leafy canopy that floats over the forest floor like a seamless green circus tent."
Violent death came to Chico Mendes in the Amazon rain...more
The book also talks about how huge the destruction of the forest was in the 1980s and how the local population (notably the Rubber Tappers) organized to reduce the destruction of their home: the Amazon Forest.
The book focuses on the life and struggle of Chico Mendes, a rubber tapper leader who organized a series of well orchestrated non-viol...more