Savages

Savages

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by Joe Kane, Michael Russotto
     
 

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Joe Kane, author of Running the Amazon, returns to the river to search for the Huaorani, a nation of 1,300 nomadic Indians so isolated they speak a language unrelated to any other on earth, so fierce that for millennia they have defended a territory the size of Massachusetts against all comers. But theirs is a territory rich in oil, and now, suddenly, the Huaorani… See more details below

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Joe Kane, author of Running the Amazon, returns to the river to search for the Huaorani, a nation of 1,300 nomadic Indians so isolated they speak a language unrelated to any other on earth, so fierce that for millennia they have defended a territory the size of Massachusetts against all comers. But theirs is a territory rich in oil, and now, suddenly, the Huaorani find themselves besieged by a wave of aggressors the likes of which they have never seen: hell-bent oil companies, dogged missionaries, unscrupulous indigenous bureaucrats, and starry-eyed environmentalists - all claiming to represent the Huaorani's best interests. Kane's story of how the Huaorani attempt to vault from Stone Age to Petroleum Age on their own terms, to outwit and outfight the forces of change, exposes one of the best-hidden consequences of our relentless drive to "develop" the world. And just as important, it brings us face-to-face with the spirit of the jaguar - the spirit that inspires the Huaorani to call themselves "the bravest people in the Amazon."

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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.)
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)

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ISBN-13:
9780736643030
Publisher:
Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date:
11/09/1998
Edition description:
Unabridged, 8 Cassettes

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