‘Spirit of the Amazon’ – Available Now
The glorious photography beautifully illustrates the varied lives and cultures of the indigenous peoples of the Xingu River basin, and the text explores their fascinating complexity. The book covers the history and present-day experiences of the tribes.
This book charts the changes in the lives and fortunes of these incredible people. It focuses on their humanity and on their individuality. It shows that they are people, just as we are people, and not simply exotic objects. It tells us that they have a fundamental right to our respect, and that we have an obligation to protect their land, their environment and their chosen way of life.
As someone who has travelled extensively in the Amazon forest and amongst its native peoples this book brings back so many memories for me. The Cunningham’s journey down the Xingu River was no easy task, but they achieved and recount here an epic journey that so vividly describes their adventures, the Amazon rainforest and particularly the inhabitants with whom they have such a special relationship.
– Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, Ex-Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
During this period of lockdown Spirit of the Amazon is an opportunity to travel across the world deep into the Amazon forest, to be uplifted by the resilience of the tribes we work with and enraptured by the beauty of the wild rainforest environment.
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