Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Slater, Candace.

Title Entangled edens : visions of the Amazon / Candace Slater
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2002]
Online access available from:
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The Meeting of the Waters -- A Tale of Two Cities -- El Dorado and the Golden Legacy -- The Encante as a World in Motion -- Amazon Women -- Warrior Women, Virgin Forests, and Green Hells -- Gold as a Woman -- The Amazon as Water, the Amazon as Woods -- Roots of the Rain Forest -- Lakes within Lakes -- Beyond Eden
Summary "In this book, Slater draws on her fifteen years of experience collecting stories and oral histories in the Amazon among many different groups of people. Throughout Entangled Edens, the voices of contemporary Amazonians mingle with analyses of such writers as Claude Levi-Strauss, Theodore Roosevelt, and nineteenth-century naturalist Henry Walter Bates. Slater convinces us that these stories and ideas, together with an understanding of their origins and ongoing impact, are as critical as scientific analyses in the fight to preserve the rain forest."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-311) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Myth.
Utopias -- Amazon River Region.
Amazon River Region -- Description and travel.
Amazon River Region -- Public opinion.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001035866
ISBN 0520226410 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520226429 (paperback; alk. paper)
0520926013 (electronic bk.)
0585468559 (electronic bk.)
9780520226418 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520226425 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780520926011 (electronic bk.)
9780585468556 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)