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Country  United Kingdom
Publication date  1991
Pages  374
Author  George Monbiot
ISBN  0349101620
3.7/5 Goodreads

Language  English
Media type  Print (paperback)
Originally published  1991
Page count  374
Publisher  Michael Joseph
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Preceded by  Poisoned Arrows: An investigative journey through the forbidden lands of West Papua
Subjects  Deforestation, Amazon basin, Logging
Similar  Poisoned Arrows, Captive State, The Age of Consent, No Man's Land: An Investigat, Poisoned Arrows: An investigat

Amazon Watershed : the new environmental investigation is a 1991 book by British writer and environmental and political activist, George Monbiot.

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Synopsis

The book is an investigation into the expulsion of peasants from their homes and their forced relocation to the Amazon. Military police attempt to kill Monbiot as he exposes a vast military project opening up the area to logging and deforestatoion. He tracks timber cut illegally from Indian reserves all the way back to retailers in the United Kingdom. According to the publishers, Monbiot also "He examines the role of the British and American governments in promoting, wittingly or otherwise, this great ecological catastrophe".

Reception

The book won the Natural World Book Prize, described as "the premier environmental book prize in the UK" in 1991.

References

Amazon Watershed Wikipedia


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