The burning season: the murder of Chico Mendes and the fight for the Amazon rain forest

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Houghton Mifflin, 1990 - History - 317 pages
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"A well-written and sympathetic biography of the late Chico Mendes, leader of the Acre rubber tappers who was assassinated in Dec. 1988. Uses biographical format successfully to probe the wider economic, social, and political questions of Amazonian develo

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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

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The story of a champion of the Amazon rainforest. Read full review

Contents

Amazonia
17
Weeping Wood
39
Jungle Book
62
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About the author (1990)

Andrew Revkin has been reporting on the environment for The New York Times since 1995. His coverage of climate change won the inaugural National Academies Communication Award for print journalism.
He is also the author of The Burning Season and Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast. He lives in New York's Hudson River valley.