Amazon Watershed: The New Environmental Investigation is a 1991 book by British writer and environmental and political activist, George Monbiot .

Synopsis

The book is an investigation into the expulsion of peasants from their homes and their forced relocation to the Amazon . Military police attempt to kill Monbiot as he exposed to a vast military project opening the area to logging and deforestatoion. He tracks timber cut illegally from Indian reserves all the way back to retailers in the United Kingdom. According to the publishers, Monbiot also „He examines the role of the British and American governments in promoting, wittingly or otherwise, this great ecological disaster“. [1]

Reception

The book won the Natural World Prize Prize , described as „the first environmental book prize in the UK“ in 1991.

References

  1. Jump up^ „Amazon Watershed“ . Monbiot.com . Retrieved 19 August 2015 .