Greg Grandin: Da Cunha’s Amazon
8 October 2014
Show More Scramble for the Amazon and the ‘Lost Paradise’ of Euclides da Cunha by Susanna Hecht.
Chicago, 612 pp., £31.50, April 2013, 978 0 226 32281 0Show More
“... he said, ‘are written in human blood and in the tracings of geography.’ In The Fate of the Forest: Developers, Destroyers and Defenders of the Amazon, published in 1990 (and reissued in 2010), SusannaHecht and Alexander Cockburn argued that capitalist development wasn’t the primary threat to the Amazon. The combined market value of Amazon-sourced beef, lumber, minerals, latex and crops doesn ...”