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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - untraveller - LibraryThing
My only complaint is the standard....better maps! Otherwise, the book is filled to the rim with humor, good insight, and a great deal of empathy. I worked for minerals companies for some years and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaionvin - LibraryThing
You might have recently heard recently of that an Ecuador court ordered Chevron Co. pay an $8.6 billion fine for polluting the Amazon for Texaco’s oil-drilling activities of the 70s and 80s. In 1991 ... Read full review