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- DescriptionThe crisis of the rainforest began a century ago when it was discovered to be a source of rubber. This brought commercial interests into collision with this complex ecology - its plants, its animals and its peoples. At the height of the rubber boom in the early years of this century, a young American, John Yungjohan, struggled for survival as a rubber cutter. The diaries he kept have recently come to light and have been edited by Sir Ghillean Prance of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, England, one of the foremost botanical gardens in the world. Dr. Prance is a leading expert on the rainforest. The diaries are especially poignant w since the rubber cutters are fighting to preserve something of the original forest against the ravages of the indiscriminate destruction which still igres the true wealth of the region - its almost incomprehensible variety of species. It is a tale of humanity and the natural order working together in the midst of greed and igrance. Ghillean Prance enhances the text with his own contemporary photographs and identifies the fungi, plants and animals which are mentioned in the pages of the diaries.
- Author(s)John C. Yungjohann
- PublisherSynergetic Press Inc.,U.S.
- Date of Publication01/07/1989
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationSanta Fe, NM
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSynergetic Press Inc.,U.S.
- Content Noteb&w
- Weight300 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Edited byGhillean T. Prance
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