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2009-2010 Environmental Science Student:
This book truly encompassed the essence of local life in the Amazon Rainforest. The reader will be very informed as to the changes felt by locals due to deforestation and commercialization. However, the author frequently strays from his original message and goes off in tangents that ultimately do not support his purpose. Overall, the book does explain the life and impact of Chico Mendes and others who wished to decommercialize the Amazon and sums up their importance as well as the importance of the Amazon Rainforest.