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- Amazon Stories: 2015 National Book Festival
- At the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., John Hemming discusses "Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon." Afterwards, Mark Plotkin and David Good recount their travels and adventures among the peoples of the South American rainforest.
- Event Date
- September 05, 2015
- - David Good is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania with degrees in biology; he is a member of a remote indigenous tribe known as the Yanomami. His village, known as Irokai-teri, is situated deep in the Amazon rain forest of southeast Venezuela. His father, Dr. Kenneth Good, a prominent American anthropologist, met David Good's mother, Yarima, while living and working with the Yanomamo tribe. Good reunited with his mother in 2011, after 20 years of separation and no contact. In 2013 he returned to Venezuela to rekindle his relationship with his mother and indigenous family. Good was inspired by his work and experience among indigenous peoples to create the education based nonprofit foundation The Good Project.
- - Mark Plotkin is an ethnobotanist and expert on rainforest ecosystems. In 1995 he co-founded the Amazon Conservation Team, which partners with local indigenous peoples to protect the rainforest. Plotkin has received various awards for his work including the San Diego Zoo Gold Medal for conservation and the Roy Chapman Andrews Distinguished Explorer Award. His articles have been featured in Harvard magazine, Forbes and The Huffington Post. Plotkin's books include "The Killers Within: The Deadly Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria" (Back Bay) and "Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest."
- - Best-selling author John Hemming is a distinguished historian and explorer of South America with a lifelong affection for the Amazon. He has visited approximately 45 indigenous peoples, been on a first exploration of a major tributary, led one of the largest scientific research projects in the region and visited many parts of the region's great river system. Ten of Hemming's books are related to the Amazon, including a three-volume history of Brazilian Indians and the acclaimed "Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon." His latest book, "Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon," describes the achievements of three outstanding scientists in the mid-19th century. Hemming served as director of the Royal Geographic Society in London for 21 years and is also well known for his best-selling book "The Conquest of the Incas."
- Related Resources
- National Book Festival : https://www.loc.gov/bookfest
- Running Time
- 1 hours 44 minutes 36 seconds
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