Athens on the Amazon
Historians now think the Amazon was once the site of an ancient civilization that flourished before the conquistadors arrived.
The source: “Virginity Lost” by Fred Pearce, in Conservation, Jan.–March 2007.
Few environmental causes have attracted more passionate support than efforts to save the vast Amazon rainforest from development and deforestation. New research, however, suggests that the image of a primeval virgin Amazon is a modern myth. “Rather than wilderness,” writes Fred Pearce, a British freelance writer and the author of Deep Jungle (2005...