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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.
Review: The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain ForestUser Review - Trinity School Summer Reading - Goodreads
Andrew Revkin, lead environmental writer for the NEW YORK TIMES (and friend), tells the tragic story of Chico Mendes, who organized rubber-tappers in the Amazon and was murdered for it. Read full review