I bought this book on impulse as every page just drew me in. It is absolutely fascinating. The author mixes historical fact and research with his own experiences from the field and the result becomes a full, beautiful story of this misunderstood but incredibly threatened environment. The way he describes the Spaniards explorations in the Amazon and describes from his own knowledge what they would have felt and the sights they would have seen is amazing. He really does reinforce to even the casual reader that we are by no means superior to this tree of rivers and all its incredible diversity, but that we are part of it and that we should respect it!
chapters well planned. A lot of information on the whole range of historical, human, physical, economic background. Written very clearly in an extremely readable style... I read the sections i had previously had no interest in and learnt a lot painlessly! excellent book for a complete and rounded view of the region.
I can only give this a 3 star as the item was bought as a Christmas gift and so has yet to be opened and read by the recipient. Packaging good, delivery good and appearance good. Hopefully, the content will be , too.