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THE LOST AMAZON: THE PIONEERING EXPEDITIONS OF RICHARD EVANS SCHULTES -- A RARE PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY TO AN UNCHARTED LAND. Second edition. Wade Davis. Earth Aware Editions, San Rafael, 2016. Original edition published 2004 as The Lost Amazon: The Photographic Journey of Richard Evans Schultes by Chronicle Books, San Francisco {Worldwide 115518}. 214 pp. with 139 ills. (8 col.). 25 x 16 cm. ISBN 9781608876549 In English.
Publisher's description: "Chronicles the journeys of legendary explorer, botanist, and counter-culture icon, Richard Evans Schultes. Regarded as the father of ethnobotany and described by his protege Wade Davis as the last of the great plant explorers in the Victorian tradition, Schultes revealed the botanical identity of teonanacatl, the sacred hallucinogenic mushroom known to the Aztecs as the flesh of the gods. Soon after, in 1941, he left Harvard for the Amazon, intending to be gone for only a semester. Instead, he disappeared into the rain forest and spent the next twelve years in pursuit of its mysteries. He lived among dozens of local tribes, mapped unknown rivers, sought out sources of rubber for the U.S. government during World War II, and discovered over 300 new plant species. As gifted a photographer as he was a scientist, Schultes's exquisite images capture the lush landscapes of his journey and his deep empathy with the peoples he lived among."
Artist(s):Schultes, Richard Evans
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Photography
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 170596
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