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Lost Amazon

The Lost Amazon is the first major publication to examine Richard Evans Schultes's work through his photographs. Over the course of two decades, he took more than ten thousand images of plants, of landscapes, and of the indigenous peoples with whom he lived. Among his collection are images of teonanacatl, the sacred hallucinogenic mushrooms knows to the Aztecs as Flesh of the Gods, and whose identification sparked the psychdelic era. There are also photographs from the heart of the rain forest, a mantle of green that once stretched across the entire continent. Most importantly, there are portraits of many people never before photographed, lovingly and respectfully captured in moments of unguarded innocence that reflect his deep relationships with the native peoples.
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Wade Davis has degrees in anthropology and biology as well as a PhD in ethnobotany from Harvard University, where he met and studied under Richard Evans Schultes. Currently Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society in the United States, he is also the acclaimed writer of numerous books, including The Serpent and the Rainbow and One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest. Andrew Weil, who also studied under Richard Evans Schultes, is an internationally recognized expert on medicinal herbs, mind-body interactions and integrative medicine.

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