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The Resource Whispering in the giant's ear : a frontline chronicle from Bolivia's war on globalization, William Powers

Whispering in the giant's ear : a frontline chronicle from Bolivia's war on globalization, William Powers

Label
Whispering in the giant's ear : a frontline chronicle from Bolivia's war on globalization
Title
Whispering in the giant's ear
Title remainder
a frontline chronicle from Bolivia's war on globalization
Statement of responsibility
William Powers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In December 2005 Bolivians elected the first fully Indian president in the hemisphere. As an aid worker, William Powers has been an eyewitness - and frequent participant - as this resource-rich, money-poor country has struggled to save its Indian culture and its extraordinary rainforest, proving that an impoverished Third World country can be green."
  • "When he arrives in the rainforest, he meets a dynamic Chiquitano Indian named Salvador who is fighting the extinction of his people. At the same time, the clock ticks for three multinational energy companies forced to curb global warming. Both goals depend upon the survival of a stretch of pristine jungle. But as Indians and oil giants join to launch the world's largest Kyoto Protocol project, Salvador's life is threatened by loggers collaborating with a racist Bolivian oligarchy. The quest for a single rainforest is subsumed in a movement of national liberation. Whispering in the Giant's Ear weaves memoir, travel, history, and reportage into a chronicle of a nation attempting to engage the world without losing its soul."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC185.E5
LC item number
P69 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Whispering in the giant's ear : a frontline chronicle from Bolivia's war on globalization, William Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The shimmering forest -- Civilized barbarians -- Rebellion -- A delicate space
  • The shimmering forest -- Civilized barbarians -- Rebellion -- A delicate space -- Postscript
Control code
62282000
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st U.S. edition
Extent
xii, 305 pages
Isbn
9781596911031
Lccn
2005032037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)62282000
Label
Whispering in the giant's ear : a frontline chronicle from Bolivia's war on globalization, William Powers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The shimmering forest -- Civilized barbarians -- Rebellion -- A delicate space
  • The shimmering forest -- Civilized barbarians -- Rebellion -- A delicate space -- Postscript
Control code
62282000
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st U.S. edition
Extent
xii, 305 pages
Isbn
9781596911031
Lccn
2005032037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)62282000

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