The thief at the end of the world: rubber, power, and the seeds of empire

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Viking,
Pub. Date:
2008.
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English
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Traces the dramatic efforts of Henry Wickham to obtain and smuggle an invaluable cache of rubber tree seeds out of the Brazilian rainforest and into Victorian England, where they gave way to the early twentieth century's rubber boom. 20,000 first printing.
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9780670018536
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subject_facet Rubber industry and trade -- Amazon River Region -- History
table_of_contents Prologue : Henry's dream -- The need -- The fortunate son -- Nature belongs to man -- The new world -- The mortal river -- Instruments of the elastic god -- The source -- The return of the planter -- The jungle -- The seeds -- The voyage of the Amazonas -- The world -- The edge of the world -- The talking cross -- Rubber madness -- The vindicated man -- Epilogue : the monument of need -- Appendices -- Glossary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
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title The thief at the end of the world : rubber, power, and the seeds of empire
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