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  • GREEN CATHEDRALS: A Wayward Traveler in the Rain Forest. by Alexander, Brian.
    Alexander, Brian.
    GREEN CATHEDRALS: A Wayward Traveler in the Rain Forest.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lyons and Burford, Publishers, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes, with humor and sometimes dismay, Alexander's visits to six rain forests in different areas of the world, including Malaysia, Alaska, Guatemala, and the Amazon region. As the Booklist review noted his "childhood images of the fantasy jungles of Tarzan and Jungle Jim vanish when he journeys to several rain forests and encounters such realities as Brazilian troops stationed in the Amazon to prevent First World internationalization of the rain forest; fundamentalists in a rain forest village in Malaysia seeking the resettlement and religious conversion of animistic Aboriginal natives; luxury hotel chains, Reeboks, and racism on Dominica, home to one of the last…

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    New York: Lyons and Burford, Publishers, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes, with humor and sometimes dismay, Alexander's visits to six rain forests in different areas of the world, including Malaysia, Alaska, Guatemala, and the Amazon region. As the Booklist review noted his "childhood images of the fantasy jungles of Tarzan and Jungle Jim vanish when he journeys to several rain forests and encounters such realities as Brazilian troops stationed in the Amazon to prevent First World internationalization of the rain forest; fundamentalists in a rain forest village in Malaysia seeking the resettlement and religious conversion of animistic Aboriginal natives; luxury hotel chains, Reeboks, and racism on Dominica, home to one of the last oceanic rain forests; and the vague menace of guerrilla insurgents in Guatemala. Added to the political, religious, and racial tensions are the immutable, almost tangible heat, deadly snakes, life-threatening reactions to insect bites, shockingly polluted water sources, cholera, dengue fever, and all but nonexistent medical facilities." SIGNED on the title page with the words "Best wishes." Illustrated with full color photographs. 201 pp. ISBN: 1-558213996.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80879
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  • WITH GRACIELA TO THE HEADHUNTERS. by Boeldeke, Alfred with Louis Hagen.
    Boeldeke, Alfred with Louis Hagen.
    WITH GRACIELA TO THE HEADHUNTERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: David McKay Co., (1958.). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated by 32 pages of photographs. The story of the author's dangerous journey in South America with his five year old daughter and wife. 166 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth, lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46651
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  • THE GREAT KAPOK TREE: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest. by Cherry, Lynne.
    Cherry, Lynne.
    THE GREAT KAPOK TREE: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1990) dj. Hardcover - An award-winning children's book, illustrated by the author. "One day, a man exhausts himself trying to chop down a giant kapok tree. While he sleeps, the forest's residents, including a child from the Yanomamo tribe, whisper in his ear about the importance of trees and how 'all living things depend on one another' . . . and it works. Cherry's colored pencil and watercolor drawings of all the 'wondrous and rare animals' evoke the lush rain forests, as well as stunning world maps bordered by tree porcupines, emerald tree boas, and dozens more fascinating creatures." Large format, unpaginated. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-15200520X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77949
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  • PSYCHEDELIC JOURNEY OF MARLENE DOBKIN DE RIOS: 45 Years With Shamans, Ayahuasqueros & Ethnobotanists. by Dobkin De Rios, Marlene.
    Dobkin De Rios, Marlene.
    PSYCHEDELIC JOURNEY OF MARLENE DOBKIN DE RIOS: 45 Years With Shamans, Ayahuasqueros & Ethnobotanists.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Rochester, VT: Park Street Press, (2009). First edition - An account of almost half a century of pioneering research in the Amazon and Peru by this noted anthropologist studying hallucinogens, including ayahuasca. Although the Harvard ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes was credited in the early 1950s as being the first to document the use of ayahuasca, other researchers, including de Rios, were responsible for furthering his findings and uncovering the curative capabilities of this compound. Illustrated with photographs, including some in full color. Glossary, list of publications by de Rios, bibliography, index. xvi, 190 pp. ISBN: 9781594773136.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (as new) .

    Book ID: 81181
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  • BLACK ORCHID by Meyer, Nicholas and Kaplan, Barry Jay
    Meyer, Nicholas and Kaplan, Barry Jay
    BLACK ORCHID

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of suspense and romance set in the upper Amazon in the late 1800's - a story based on historical fact. 310 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-8037-06308.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48451
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  • A GUEST IN THE JUNGLE. by Polster, James.
    Polster, James.
    A GUEST IN THE JUNGLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Mercury House, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this journalist and explorer, who was involved in several Amazon expeditions - the story of a young attorney who decides to take some time off to explore the world, but when he wanders into the Amazon jungle and gets lost, he finds himself "shanghaied by evil botanist and the unwitting guest of a series of Indian tribes." 194 pp. ISBN: 0-916515214.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to the pages, some edgewear and short closed tears to back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 79451
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  • BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY ON JAGUAR ISLAND or Adrift on the River of Mystery. #4. by Rockwood, Roy.
    Rockwood, Roy.
    BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY ON JAGUAR ISLAND or Adrift on the River of Mystery. #4.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1927). Hardcover - Fourth book in this series about a boy raised in the jungles of South America by a "half-demented naturalist who told the lad nothing of his past" Plain frontispiece. Lists to #5 at the beginning of the book 209 pp. ISBN: 0-448-147025.

    Condition: Good in gold boards with dark brown lettering, small illustration on front cover (toning to the pages, some minor soiling to covers).

    Book ID: 67802
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  • BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY ON JAGUAR ISLAND or Adrift on the River of Mystery. #4. by Rockwood, Roy.
    Rockwood, Roy.
    BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY ON JAGUAR ISLAND or Adrift on the River of Mystery. #4.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1953). Hardcover - Fourth book in this series about a boy raised in the jungles of South America by a "half-demented naturalist who told the lad nothing of his past" 209 pp Brown and white illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-448-147025.

    Condition: Good in tweed boards with small illustration on front cover (toning to the pages, previous owner's name).

    Book ID: 73123
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  • A NEW METHOD OF COCA PREPARATION IN THE COLUMBIAN AMAZON and THE GENUS QUARARIBEA IN MEXICO AND THE USE OF ITS FLOWERS AS A SPICE FOR CHOCOLATE. Botanical Museum Leaflets, VOL. 17, NO. 9, January 22, 1957, Vol. 17, No. 8. by Schultes, Richard Evans (1915-2001)
    Schultes, Richard Evans (1915-2001)
    A NEW METHOD OF COCA PREPARATION IN THE COLUMBIAN AMAZON and THE GENUS QUARARIBEA IN MEXICO AND THE USE OF ITS FLOWERS AS A SPICE FOR CHOCOLATE. Botanical Museum Leaflets, VOL. 17, NO. 9, January 22, 1957, Vol. 17, No. 8.

    Edition: 1975 Reprint.

    Cambridge, MA: Botanical Musuem of Harvard University, 1957. Contains two articles by Richard Schultes, who was one of the worldÕs leading authorities on hallucinogenic and medicinal plants, a botanical explorer, a pioneering conservationist, and a teacher and mentor, as well as being credited as the modern founder of the science of ethnobotany who documented the use of over 2000 medicinal plants, mainly from the Colombian Amazon. Illustrated with 1 drawing and 1 map. pp241-264.

    Condition: Fine. Scarce, even as a reprint.

    Book ID: 89289
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  • A NEW INFRAGENERIC CLASSIFICATION OF HEVEA, together with DE PLANTIS TOXICARUS E MUNDO NUVO TROPICALE COMMENTATIONES XVII: Virola as an Oral Hallucinogen among the Boras of Peru: Botanical Museum Leaflets, VOL. 25, NO. 9, November 30, 1977. by Schultes, Richard Evans (1915-2001), Tony Swain and Timothy C. Plowman.
    Schultes, Richard Evans (1915-2001), Tony Swain and Timothy C. Plowman.
    A NEW INFRAGENERIC CLASSIFICATION OF HEVEA, together with DE PLANTIS TOXICARUS E MUNDO NUVO TROPICALE COMMENTATIONES XVII: Virola as an Oral Hallucinogen among the Boras of Peru: Botanical Museum Leaflets, VOL. 25, NO. 9, November 30, 1977.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Botanical Musuem of Harvard University, 1977. First edition - Contains two articles by Richard Schultes, who was one of the worldÕs leading authorities on hallucinogenic and medicinal plants, a botanical explorer, a pioneering conservationist, and a teacher and mentor, as well as being credited as the modern founder of the science of ethnobotany who documented the use of over 2000 medicinal plants, mainly from the Colombian Amazon. The first on Hevea is illustrated with 2 plates of botanical drawings and 2 maps. The second article by Schultes, Tony Swain and Timothy C. Plowman is on the changing usage of Virola as a hallucinogenic and is illustrated with 1 map and 5 plates of photographs. . pp 243-272.

    Condition: Near fine (lower corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 89290
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  • THE CAPITAL OF HOPE. by Shoumatoff, Alex,
    Shoumatoff, Alex,
    THE CAPITAL OF HOPE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A profile of modern Brazil - and especially an account of how the capital, Brasilia, was carved out of the center of the country between 1955 and 1960. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-69811048x.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88185
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  • DARKNESS IN EL DORADO: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon. by Tierney, Patrick.
    Tierney, Patrick.
    DARKNESS IN EL DORADO: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Thought to be the last 'virgin' people, the Yanomami were considered the most savage and warlike tribe on earth, as well as one of the most remote, secreted in the jungles and highlands of the Venezuelan and Brazilian rainforest. Preeminent anthropologists like Napoleon Chagnon and Jacques Lizot founded their careers in the 1960s by 'discovering' the Yanomami's ferocious warfare and sexual competition. Their research is now examined in painstaking detail by Patrick Tierney, whose book has prompted the American Anthropological Association to launch a major investigation into the charges, and has ignited the academic world like no other book in recent years. . . He explores…

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    New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Thought to be the last 'virgin' people, the Yanomami were considered the most savage and warlike tribe on earth, as well as one of the most remote, secreted in the jungles and highlands of the Venezuelan and Brazilian rainforest. Preeminent anthropologists like Napoleon Chagnon and Jacques Lizot founded their careers in the 1960s by 'discovering' the Yanomami's ferocious warfare and sexual competition. Their research is now examined in painstaking detail by Patrick Tierney, whose book has prompted the American Anthropological Association to launch a major investigation into the charges, and has ignited the academic world like no other book in recent years. . . He explores the hypocrisy, distortions and humanitarian crimes committed in the name of research . . a new chapter in the long sorrowful history of cultural imperialism." A National Book Award finalist; a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and a Boston Globe Best Book of the Year. Map. Photographs by Valdir Cruz. Appendix. Notes. Bibliography. Index. xxvii, 417 pp. ISBN: 0-393049221.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some scattered marginal notations, a few corners dog-eared)

    Book ID: 89448
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  • THE SEA AND THE JUNGLE. by Tomlinson, H. M.
    Tomlinson, H. M.
    THE SEA AND THE JUNGLE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Time Incorporated, 1964. Classic story of traveling on a freighter from London to the upper reaches of the Amazon. Includes a new introduction by V. S. Pritchett.

    Condition: Very good condition (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 71424
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  • THE SEA AND THE JUNGLE. by Tomlinson, H. M.
    Tomlinson, H. M.
    THE SEA AND THE JUNGLE.

    Edition: 5th printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1927, 1920). SIGNED hardcover - The author's first book, originally published in England in 1912. A classic story of traveling on a freighter from London to the upper reaches of the Amazon. The dedication page that this is "the narrative of the voyage of the tramp steamer Capella from Swansea to Santa Maria de Belem do Grao Para in the Brazils, and thence 2,000 miles along the forest of the Amazon and Madeira Rivers to the San Antonio Falls; afterwards returning to Barbados for orders, and going by way of Jamaica to Tampa in Florida, where she loaded for home. Done in the years 1909 and 1910." SIGNED by Tomlinson on the half title page, and very uncommon thus. 371 pp.

    Condition: Very good in textured blue cloth with gilt lettering, light green tinting to top edge - some rubbing to the covers, spine somewhat sunned)

    Book ID: 87565
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