One River

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Simon and Schuster, 11. 5. 2010 - Počet stran: 544
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The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America—Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis—an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history.

In 1941, Professor Richard Evan Schultes took a leave from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, where he spent the next twelve years mapping uncharted rivers and living among dozens of Indian tribes. In the 1970s, he sent two prize students, Tim Plowman and Wade Davis, to follow in his footsteps and unveil the botanical secrets of coca, the notorious source of cocaine, a sacred plant known to the Inca as the Divine Leaf of Immortality.

A stunning account of adventure and discovery, betrayal and destruction, One River is a story of two generations of explorers drawn together by the transcendent knowledge of Indian peoples, the visionary realms of the shaman, and the extraordinary plants that sustain all life in a forest that once stood immense and inviolable.
 

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Boy, was this book hard to read, I felt that I needed a giant map at hand all the time of Northern South America to plot the journeys three main protagonists. That and the small print meant a great ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Recenze od uživatele  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

I am struggling to decide how to summarise this powerful book. At one level it seamlessly combines anthropology, history, geography and ethnobotany, with sprinklings of pharmacology, shamanism and ... Přečíst celou recenzi

Obsah

PREEACE 44
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JUANS FAREWELL 45
5
MOUNTAINS OE THE ELDER BROTHER
35
THE PEYOTE ROAD 1936
61
FLESH OE THE GODS 193839 94
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THE RED HOTEL 423
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THE IACUARS NECTAR 459
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THE SAD LOWLANDS 245
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WHITE BLOOD OE THE FOREST 1943 296
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THE BETRAYAL OE THE DREAM 194454 330
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THE BLUE ORCHID 194748 372
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THE DIVINE LEAE OE IMMORTALITY 444
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ONE RIVER 450
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NOTES ON SOURCES 493
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 547
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INDEX 524
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AMONG THE WAORANI 270
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O autorovi (2010)

Wade Davis received his doctorate in ethnobotany from Harvard University and is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. He is the author of many books, including The Serpent and the Rainbow and One River. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.

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