Skip to main content
LibApps staff login

Why is the Amazon Burning? Visions of the Amazon: Imaginaries & Realities-Ebooks and Rare Books (HUL 494/598)

Ebooks, Documentaries, and Rare Books

This guide supplements the readings and course work for the Humanities Lab 494/598. Please see the two other complimentary guides by Renee James for Arizona ( and Rachel Martinez ( for STEM resources.

E-books and movies online

Adams, Cristina. Amazon peasant societies in a changing environment political ecology, invisibility and modernity in the rainforestNew York: Springer 2009.

Asch, Timothy and Napolean Chagnon. The ax fight. (documentary movie)

Watertown, MA Documentary Educational Resources 1975.,contains,ax%20fight&offset=0

Bonotto, Daniel Marcos, Silveira and Ene Gloria da. The Amazon gold rush and environmental mercury contaminationNew York: Nova Science Publishers, 2009.,contains,amazon,AND&query=any,contains,environment,AND&mode=advanced&pfilter=cdate,exact,20000101,AND&pfilter=cdate,exact,99991231,AND&offset=0

Garfield, Seth. In search of the Amazon: Brazil, the United States, and the nature of a regionDurham: Duke University Press 2014.,contains,amazon,AND&query=any,contains,environment,AND&mode=advanced&pfilter=cdate,exact,20000101,AND&pfilter=cdate,exact,99991231,AND&offset=0

Grimshaw, Anna and Silverstein, Sydney M. “The Ax Fight: A Critical Engagement with the Work of Tim Asch and John Marshall.” Visual Anthropology Review, November 2018, Vol.34(2), pp.113-123.,contains,ax%20fight&offset=0

Martin, Pamela. Oil in the soil the politics of paying to preserve the AmazonLanham, MD.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2011.,contains,amazon,AND&query=any,contains,environment,AND&mode=advanced&pfilter=cdate,exact,20000101,AND&pfilter=cdate,exact,99991231,AND&offset=0

Nugent, Stephen L. Scoping the Amazon image, icon, ethnographyWalnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2007.,contains,amazon,AND&query=any,contains,environment,AND&mode=advanced&pfilter=cdate,exact,20000101,AND&pfilter=cdate,exact,99991231,AND&offset=0

Articles related to coronavirus among indigenous peoples in Brazil

Distinctive Collections (some online)

Humboldt, Alexander von; Bonpland, Aimé, 1773-1858.; Personal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of the New continent during the years 1799-1804.

Williams, Helen Maria, 1762-1827, tr. London: 1814-29.

catalog record-available on Hathi Trust:,contains,alexander%20von%20humboldt%20spec&offset=0

Marcoy, Paul.; Rich, Elihu. A journey across South America from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. London: 1873-74 v.3, 1874.

Hathi Trust record:

Mee, Margaret.; Pabst, G. F. J. (Guido F. J.). Flores do Amazonas = Flowers of the Amazon. Rio de Janeiro: 1980.

Call number and catalog record:

Rare Books and Manuscripts SPEC A-231,contains,amazon%20spec&offset=0

Nordenskiöld, Erland. 'archologie du bassin de l'Amazone. Key-Rasmussen, Marguerite, tr. Paris: 1930.

Call number and catalog record:

Rare Books and Manuscripts SPEC C-1676,contains,amazon%20spec&offset=0

Reid, Mayne. The forest exiles, or, The perils of a Peruvian family amid the wilds of the AmazonLondon: 1888.

Hathi Trust record:

Call number and catalog record:

Rare Books and Manuscripts SPEC E-3261,contains,amazon%20spec&offset=0


Latin American Newspapers - World News Archive: Titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere offer unprecedented coverage of the people, issues, and events that shaped this vital region between 1805 and 1922.

Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) 1970-
Provides citations to scholarly journals published across the world on Latin America & the Caribbean. Includes political, economic, social issues, and the arts and humanities.

The best and easiest way to generate HTML tags for your website is using HTML cheatsheet.

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.