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The River Sea: The Amazon in History, Myth, and Legend

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Since its discovery by Europeans in 1500, explorers, visionaries, soldiers of fortune, men of God, scientists, and slavers have been drawn to the legendary Amazon. The River Sea is a sweeping chronicle of those brave and hardy souls, ranging from the Spanish seafarer Vicente Pinzón, who discovered the river, to contemporary heroes and heroines, like Sister Dorothy Stang an ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Counterpoint
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Feb 02, 2016 Miriam rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Either this book is fluffier than it seemed, or I know more about the Amazon than I thought I did -- I wouldn't say I was particularly up on this topic, but I knew practically all these stories except the Isabel Godin one, which was human interest rather than being of political or scientific importance.

I wish there had been more from the point of view of non-European experience of the region: pre-Columbian history, mythology, etc. Aside from a couple brief mentions of the Incas, this is old-scho
Good overview of the history of the Amazon. Easy to read, at times it slips into digression, but the digressions are somewhat interesting. I just wish it had pictures to be honest.
Sep 09, 2012 joyce rated it liked it
Shelves: history
A review covering five centuries of exploration (& exploitation). Not comprehensive, but a good introduction for further reading. A bibliography gives the reader a starter list of authors and titles for more extensive research into the Amazon's history.
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Jan 10, 2011 Kyle Dohlen rated it liked it
The book was a little preachy towards the end. Though having just been to the amazon it made for a very interesting read.
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