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The Resource Brazil, Michael Palin

Brazil, Michael Palin

Label
Brazil
Title
Brazil
Statement of responsibility
Michael Palin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Brazil is one of the four new global super powers with its vast natural resources and burgeoning industries. Half a continent in size and a potent mix of races, religions and cultures, of unexplored wildernesses and bustling modern cities, it is also one of the few countries Michael Palin has never fully travelled. In a new series for BBC1 - his first for five years - he explores in his inimitable way this vast and disparate nation. From the Venezuelan border and the forests of the Lost World where he encounters the Yanomami and their ongoing territorial war with the gold miners, he follows Teddy Roosevelt's disastrous expedition of 1914. Journeys by river to the headwaters of the Xingu, by plane over huge tracts of forest, by steam train and by road along the Trans-Amazonica allow him to reach a kaleidoscopic mix of peoples: the indigenous hunter-gatherers of the interior, the descendents of African slaves with their vibrant culture of rituals and festivals and music, the large community of German descent who celebrate their patrimony at the biggest beer festival outside Munich, and the wealthy guachas of the Pantanal amongst them. His journey ends at the border with Uruguay and the spectacular Iguacu Falls
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1943-
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Palin, Michael
Dewey number
918.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Pao, Basil
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  • Palin, Michael
  • Brazil
Target audience
adult
Label
Brazil, Michael Palin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
TV tie-in
Control code
000050067507
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
319 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297866268
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Brazil, Michael Palin
Publication
Note
TV tie-in
Control code
000050067507
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
319 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297866268
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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