Savages

Savages

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by Joe Kane
     
 

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Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos.


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Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Firsthand account of the battle between oil companies and an indigenous Indian population for control of territory in the Amazon. (Aug.)
Donna Seaman
ane is an award-winning environmental reporter and author of the best-selling "Running the Amazon" (1989). Here he chronicles his most recent adventures in the Amazon with a group of Ecuadorian Indians called the Huaorani. The nomadic Huaorani, some 1,300 in number, live deep in the rain forest, just as they have for millennia. Fiercely independent and keenly observant, these warriors are determined to maintain their way of life in spite of the toxic invasion of American oil companies. To this end, they have transcended immense cultural, linguistic, and technological divides to confront the oil companies as well as both the U.S. and Ecuadorian governments. Amazed and excited by the vision and courage of the Huaorani, Kane braves myriad discomforts and dangers (both physical and psychological) to document the destruction wrought by the oil companies and witness various dialogues between the Huaorani and disingenuous government and industry officials. It's the same terrible old story of greed, arrogance, and lies, but Kane describes some truly remarkable individuals and relates incidents both comic and tragic in the ongoing and quite crucial global war between people of the forest and people of the dollar.
Booknews
An American journalist recounts the story of the struggle for autonomy by the Huaorani, a nation of 1,300 nomadic Amazonian Indians, whose oil-rich territory has been beseiged by hell-bent oil companies, missionaries, unscrupulous bureaucrats, and environmentalists, all claiming to represent the Huaorani's best interests. Eight pages of color photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307809919
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/04/2012
Series:
Vintage Departures
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
533,291
File size:
5 MB

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