Amazon Journal by Geoffrey O'Connor
Dispatches from a Vanishing Frontier

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Combining memoir, journalism, history, and anthropology, a critically acclaimed filmmaker takes a critical look at one of the world's most intriguing regions, discussing the plight of the Amazon's native peoples, ecological disaster, the rich beauty of the environment, and the struggle for indigenous rights. 20,000 first printing."
 

About Geoffrey O'Connor

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Geoffrey O'Connor is a documentary filmaker whose 1993 film At the Edge of Conquest was nominated for an Academy Award. Amazon Journal is his first book. he lives in New York City.
 
Published September 1, 1997 by Dutton Adult. 384 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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(The Yanomami, he writes, ``refer to the miners as `wild pigs snorting in the mud' because of the way they press their bodies into the sides of rivers as they search the embankments.'') O'Connor's portraits of Indians, settlers, government officials, and environmental activists alike are right on...

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O'Connor believes that the cultures of the Indian tribes in the Amazon rain forests are so different from those of the ""civilized"" world that mutual efforts of tribes and outsiders to understand one another are nearly impossible.

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