'Everything you ever wanted to know about the biggest and most important environment left on earth, and a rattling good yarn at the same time'
'John Hemming's loving knowledge of the Amazon's forests and tribes is compelling … his passionate storytelling sweeps you on like the irresistible river itself'
Financial Times Magazine
'The book is a tour de force, nearly as rich and fascinating as the place itself'
'At last, a book about the Amazon that generates more light than hot air … a book written from the heart and the head … lucid and learned … the definitive single-volume work on the subject'