One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest

One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest

Wade Davis


the tale of 2 generations of clinical explorers in South America—Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis—an epic story of experience and a compelling paintings of typical history.

In 1941, Professor Richard Evan Schultes took a depart from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, the place he spent the following twelve years mapping uncharted rivers and residing between dozens of Indian tribes. within the Seventies, he despatched prize scholars, Tim Plowman and Wade Davis, to stick with in his footsteps and unveil the botanical secrets and techniques of coca, the infamous resource of cocaine, a sacred plant recognized to the Inca because the Divine Leaf of Immortality.

A beautiful account of event and discovery, betrayal and destruction, One River is a narrative of 2 generations of explorers drawn jointly via the transcendent wisdom of Indian peoples, the visionary geographical regions of the shaman, and the extreme crops that maintain all lifestyles in a wooded area that when stood great and inviolable.

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