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A Young Reader's look at the Last Frontier

By Peter Lourie
Photographs by Marcos Santilli


Journey through the heart of the Amazon with Peter Lourie and Marcos Santilli and view the traditional life of the indians and the rubber tappers; visit the colonists and gold miners; ride the Devil's Railroad and witness the controversial burning of the jungle. Here is a dramatic look st the endangered rain forest and the people who call it home.


"A valuable, intriguing book." - Booklist

"A vivid firsthand chronicle." - Smithsonian

"The entire book creates an indelible picture of this endangered system." - School Library Journal

"Takes you into the mysterious emerald darkness of the rain forest." - Rainforest Action Network

"The many color photographs of both the beauty and devastation of the river speak for themselves" - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books