Freitag, Oktober 14, 2016

Flussprojekt im Oktober

Nach Shanghai geht es für mein Flussprojekt nun nach Südamerika, an den Amazonas. Ich habe bereits fast die Hälfte gelesen, in dem Buch geht es bisher allerdings weniger um den Fluss, sondern um die Eroberung durch die Spanier, die Unterdrückung und Versklavung der indigenen Völker und auch um die Ausbeutung des Regenwaldes. Es gefällt mir sehr gut - nur ist der Amazonas Zuwenig im Mittelpunkt.
Meine Lektüre:

Tree of Rivers
The Story of the Amazon

Description: The human beings who settled in the region 10,000 years ago learned to live well with its bounty of fish, game, and vegetation. It was not until 1500 that Europeans first saw the Amazon, and, unsurprisingly, the rain forest s unique environment has attracted larger-than-life personalities through the centuries. John Hemming recalls the adventures and misadventures of intrepid explorers, fervent Jesuit ecclesiastics, and greedy rubber barons who enslaved thousands of Indians in the relentless quest for profit. He also tells of nineteenth-century botanists, fearless advocates for Indian rights, and the archaeologists and anthropologists who have uncovered the secrets of the Amazon s earliest settlers Hemming discusses the current threat to Amazonia as forests are destroyed to feed the world s appetite for timber, beef, and soybeans, and he vividly describes the passionate struggles taking place in order to utilize, protect, and understand the Amazon. "

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