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The wasting of Borneo : dispatches from a vanishing world, Alex Shoumatoff

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The wasting of Borneo : dispatches from a vanishing world
Title
The wasting of Borneo
Title remainder
dispatches from a vanishing world
Statement of responsibility
Alex Shoumatoff
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Acclaimed naturalist Alex Shoumatoff issues a worldwide call to protect the drastically endangered rainforests of Borneo In his eleventh book, but his first in almost two decades, seasoned travel writer Alex Shoumatoff takes readers on a journey from the woods of rural New York to the rain forests of the Amazon and Borneo, documenting both the abundance of life and the threats to these vanishing Edens in a wide-ranging narrative. Alex and his best friend, Davie, spent their formative years in the forest of Bedford, New York. As adults they grew apart, but bonded by the "imaginary jungle" of their childhood, Alex and Davie reunited fifty years later for a trip to a real jungle, in the heart of Borneo. During the intervening years, Alex had become an author and literary journalist, traveling the world to bring to light places, animals, and indigenous cultures in peril. The two reconnect and spend three weeks together on Borneo, one of the most imperiled ecosystems on earth. Insatiable demand for the palm oil ubiquitous in consumer goods is wiping out the world's most ancient and species-rich rain forest, home to the orangutan and countless other life-forms, including the Penan people, with whom Alex and Davie camp. The Penan have been living in Borneo's rain forest for millennia, but 90 percent of the lowland rain forest has already been logged and burned to make way for vast oil-palm plantations. Among the most endangered tribal people on earth, the Penan are fighting for their right to exist. Shoumatoff condenses a lifetime of learning about what binds humans to animals, nature, and each other, culminating in a celebration of the Penan and a call for Westerners to address the palm-oil crisis and protect the biodiversity that sustains us all
Summary
Acclaimed naturalist Alex Shoumatoff issues a worldwide call to protect the drastically endangered rainforests of Borneo. In this wide-ranging narrative, seasoned travel and environmental writer Alex Shoumatoff takes readers on a journey from the woods of rural New York to the rain forests of the Amazon and Borneo, documenting both the abundance of life and the threats to these vanishing Edens
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10560025
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
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1946-
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Shoumatoff, Alex
Dewey number
915.98/30443
Index
no index present
LC call number
G465
LC item number
.S556 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Shoumatoff, Alex
  • Shoumatoff, Alex
  • Shoumatoff, Alex
  • Voyages and travels
  • Human ecology
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Human ecology
  • Travel
  • Voyages and travels
  • Borneo
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
dispatches from a vanishing world
Label
The wasting of Borneo : dispatches from a vanishing world, Alex Shoumatoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The education of an animist -- Wonder wandering -- Learning from the animals -- Vanishing Edens
Control code
ocn949553686
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780807078242
Lccn
2016019720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)949553686
Label
The wasting of Borneo : dispatches from a vanishing world, Alex Shoumatoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The education of an animist -- Wonder wandering -- Learning from the animals -- Vanishing Edens
Control code
ocn949553686
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780807078242
Lccn
2016019720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)949553686

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