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  • 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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  • VISIONARY VINE: Hallucinogenic Healing in the Peruvian Amazon. by Dobkin De Rios, Marlene.
    Dobkin De Rios, Marlene.
    VISIONARY VINE: Hallucinogenic Healing in the Peruvian Amazon.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, (1972). A study which examines the use of hallucinogenics - in this case, ayahuasca - in the urban setting of the Peruvian Amazon city of Iquitos. One of the earliest firsthand observations of a practicing shaman and his use of native herbal medicines and psychedelic pharmaceuticals. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Map, glossary, bibliography, index. ix, 161 pp. ISBN: 0-881330930.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80799
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  • DANCE OF THE DWARFS. by Household, Geoffrey.
    Household, Geoffrey.
    DANCE OF THE DWARFS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - A horror thriller, which explores the sheer animal panic of being the hunted. The death of Dr Owen Dawnay in the jungles of the Amazon basin was at first attributed to Marxist guerillas, but his diary, which forms the basis for this book, makes it clear that he was killed by more elemental forces, which he challenged singlehandedly. Basis for the film of the same name. One of Household's most uncommon books and one of the hardest to find. 257 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good minus dust jacke (previous owner's name, some edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 71398
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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: 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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  • 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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  • 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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