At The End Of The Rainbow - Gold, Land and People in the Brazilian Amazon

By: Gordon MacMillan

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Throughout the 1980s, a combination of widespread poverty and favourable gold prices encouraged hoards of wildcat miners to penetrate some of the Amazon's rainforest headwaters in search of new deposits. Now, hundreds of makeshift camps threaten the future of both the rainforest and the indigenous people who inhabit it. This book explains how gold fever came to grip the Amazon and considers the changes it has brought to the region. It contains a vivid account of the violent clash between forty thousand miners and the Yanamami Indians in the state of Roraima, as well as thoroughly researched arguments that explore the perspectives of the farmers, ranchers, natives, and others involved in this historic moment. 199 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Animals & Nature::Natural History; United States; Natural History & Resources; ISBN: 0231103557. ISBN/EAN: 9780231103558. Inventory No: 244269. Paperback

Title: At The End Of The Rainbow - Gold, Land and People in the Brazilian Amazon

Author Name: Gordon MacMillan

Categories: Natural History,

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1995

ISBN Number: 0231103557

ISBN Number 13: 9780231103558

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

Seller ID: 244269

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