The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know(r)

Mark J Plotkin (Author)

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
March 30, 2020
5.4 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Mark J. Plotkin is President of the Amazon Conservation Team. He is the author of Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice, Medicine Quest, and coauthored The Killers Within.


"Written in a clear and engaging style, Mark Plotkin's book on the Amazon comes at a crucial time, as more and more of Amazonia's forests are exploited and destroyed and as indigenous leaders, traditional guardians of the forest, are silenced. �I could not recommend it more highly." -- Jane Goodall

"At long last: the book on the Amazon we all have been waiting for, with the answers to questions everyone asks -- or should ask. Fascinating and superbly written." -- Thomas E. Lovejoy, University Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University

"Lucky me, I've traveled to the Amazon with Mark Plotkin. Reading his enthralling natural history of its mystery and wonders is the next best thing-and with fewer biting insects." -- Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group

"The greatest tropical forest, hemmed in by the longest mountain range, giving rise to the longest, most voluminous river, the wildest wilderness, and half the freshwater and terrestrial species found an Earth--that's what makes up the Amazon and that is what Mark Plotkin evokes in this lively and authoritative guide, based on his decades of experience." -- Adrian Forsyth, Executive Director, Andes Amazon Fund�