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Author Powers, William, 1971-

Title Whispering in the giant's ear : a frontline chronicle from Bolivia's war on globalization / William Powers.

Published New York : Bloomsbury Pub. : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  984.052 POWE    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Physical description xii, 305 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301).
Contents I. The shimmering forest -- II. Civilized barbarians -- III. Rebellion -- IV. A delicate space.
Summary "In December 2005 Bolivians elected the first fully Indian president in the hemisphere. As an aid worker, William Powers has been an eyewitness - and frequent participant - as this resource-rich, money-poor country has struggled to save its Indian culture and its extraordinary rainforest, proving that an impoverished Third World country can be green." "When he arrives in the rainforest, he meets a dynamic Chiquitano Indian named Salvador who is fighting the extinction of his people. At the same time, the clock ticks for three multinational energy companies forced to curb global warming. Both goals depend upon the survival of a stretch of pristine jungle. But as Indians and oil giants join to launch the world's largest Kyoto Protocol project, Salvador's life is threatened by loggers collaborating with a racist Bolivian oligarchy. The quest for a single rainforest is subsumed in a movement of national liberation. Whispering in the Giant's Ear weaves memoir, travel, history, and reportage into a chronicle of a nation attempting to engage the world without losing its soul."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Powers, William, 1971-
Sustainable development -- Bolivia.
Indians of South America -- Bolivia -- Government relations.
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Bolivia.
Globalization -- Social aspects -- Bolivia.
Standard Number 9781596911031
ISBN 1596911034 (paperback: alk. paper)