Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon

Finalist, National Book Awards 2000 for Nonfiction

Patrick Tierney – Darkness in El Dorado
ISBN 9780393322750
WW Norton
Patrick Tierney
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Hidden in the impenetrable jungles and highlands of Venezuela and Brazil, the Yanomami were first encountered in the 1960s by anthropologists who described them as the most savage and warlike of any tribe alive. Their brutal wars and sexual competition spawned countless films and books, including a million-copy bestseller. Napoleon Chagnon’s The Fierce People. Now, in a landmark account based on a decade of research. Patrick Tierney reveals the grim consequences of ambition and exploitation. [W.W. Norton]