The Thief At The End Of The World: Rubber, Power, And The Seeds Of Empire

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The amazing tale of one of history's most daring acts of biopiracy-and how it changed historyIn this thrilling real-life account of bravery, greed, obsession, and ultimate betrayal, award- winning writer Joe Jackson brings to life the story of fortune hunter Henry Wickham and his collaboration with the empire that fueled, then abandoned him. In 1876, Wickham smuggled 70,000 rubber tree seeds out o...

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (February 24, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780143114611
ISBN-13: 978-0143114611
ASIN: 0143114611
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 888426
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I read this book between 27 January and 12 February, 2013. I enjoyed this book and the education of the many good Amazonian tribes. This book was everything I expected in terms of the historical story of rubber, the Amazon, and the encroachment of hu...



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orests of Brazil and delivered them to Victorian England's most prestigious scientists at Kew Gardens. The story of how Wickham got his hands on those seeds-and the history-making consequences-is the stuff of legend. The Thief at the End of the World is an exciting true story of reckless courage and ambition that perfectly captures the essential nature of Great Britain's colonial adventure in South America.