by Colin McEwan; Christiana Barreto; Eduardo Neves Edition: Paperback
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COLLECTION OF SECRETS HIDDEN DEEP WITHIN THE AMAZON, July 23, 2006
The Amazon rain forest reamins today one of the more mysterious places in world. There are as of yet unknown tribes, the history of the region is only now being uncovered, and the complex nature of its ecosystem is as gradiouse as it is mysterious.
This book is a collection of articles by different specialists in different fields of study. They are not written as academic articles, but rather as articles accessible to laypeople. The topics include: 1. The Terra Preta do Indio, a surprisingly fertile soil that appears to have been designed by ancient indians. 2. The pattern of hunter gatherer movements and how they have constructed their environment so enhance tree species appropriate to their living. 3. Rock art of ancient Amazonians, along different rivers, much of which is undeciphered. 4. The history of war clubs in Guyana, among others.
The book is peppered with pictures that enhance the mysterious nature of the articles and place to the reader questions only now being answered by researchers. I highly recommend it as a book to find out how the Amazon is not yet understood and the vast amount of knowledge yet to be gained by studying it.