The book is a fast read, to my surprise, unlike other environmental books that seem slow.
If you are at all interested in reasons to save the rain forest, use of natural remedies for healing, or Amazonian natives, flora and fauna, you should read this book!
Even so- it was an excellent read, and a very welcome narrative break from informational texts.
Im about 30 pages away from finishing the book and whole time I've been wondering - why did I read this? Read morePublished 16 days ago by Joshua S. Gutierrez
There was a lot of information in this book, and on that note I would like to give it a high rating. But the big issue is that this book misrepresents itself. Read morePublished 18 days ago by RamaRana
It was a journey into the Amazon that I didn't want it to end!Published 3 months ago by Diane Bradshaw
Plotkin has written a lovely book here about the Northwest Amazon (Venezuela, Guyana, Surname, French Guyana, and Brazil); the least disturbed part of the great forest. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was required reading for my ethnobotany class. Even so- it was an excellent read, and a very welcome narrative break from informational texts.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
I couldn't put this book down. Adventure, Amazon, medicine. Plotkin is a gifted story-teller. I had the pleasure of meeting him, and he was so charismatic and has both adventure... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jazz R
After seeing this documentary on LinkTV I had to get the book - what a great story of a Havard PHd trying to save the amazon and all the medicinal secrets it holds for us.Published 16 months ago by D. Zamora
Very informative about his life and dealings with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. It was a fascinating read-especially since I went to the Peruvian Amazon soon after... Read morePublished 17 months ago by dlsdogma