The lost Amazon: the photographic journey of Richard Evans Schultes

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Richard Evans Schultes (1915-2001) was probably the greatest explorer of the Amazon, and regarded among anthropologists and seekers alike as the "father of ethnobotany." Taking what was meant to be a short leave from Harvard in 1941, he surveyed the Amazon basin almost continuously for twelve years, during which time he lived among two dozen different Indian tribes, mapped rivers, secretly sought sources of rubber for the US government during WWII, and collected and classified 30,000 botanical specimens, including 2,000 new medicinal plants. Schultes chronicled his stay there in hundreds of remarkable photographs of the tribes and the land, evocative of the great documentary photographers such as Edward Sheriff Curtis. Published to coincide with a traveling exhibition to debut at the Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C., The Lost Amazon is the first major publication to examine the work of Dr. Schultes, as seen through his photographs and field notes. With text by Schultes's protege and fellow explorer, Wade Davis, this impressive document takes armchair travelers where they've never gone before.
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subject_facet Amazon River Region -- Pictorial works, Colombia -- Pictorial works, Ethnobotany -- Amazon River Region -- Pictorial works, Ethnobotany -- Colombia -- Pictorial works, Illustrated works, Indians of South America -- Amazon River Region -- Pictorial works, Indians of South America -- Colombia -- Pictorial works, Plants -- Colombia -- Pictorial works, Schultes, Richard Evans -- Photograph collections
title_display The lost Amazon : the photographic journey of Richard Evans Schultes
title_full The lost Amazon : the photographic journey of Richard Evans Schultes / Wade Davis ; foreword by Andrew Weil ; afterword by Chris Murray
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title_sub the photographic journey of Richard Evans Schultes
topic_facet Ethnobotany, Indians of South America, Photograph collections, Plants, Schultes, Richard Evans