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Hemming, John 1935-

Works: 89 works in 468 publications in 5 languages and 13,489 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  World atlases  Pictorial works  Atlases  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Biographies  Scientific atlases  Directories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor
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Most widely held works by John Hemming
The conquest of the Incas by John Hemming( Book )

107 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compelling, authoritative account removes the Incas from the realm of prehistory and legend to show the reality of their struggle against the Spanish invasion
Red gold : the conquest of the Brazilian Indians by John Hemming( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisk beskrivelse af indianerne i Brasilien
Monuments of the Incas by John Hemming( Book )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monuments of the Incas is the most comprehensive photographic and narrative study of the major sites of the Inca empire ..."--Inside jacket
Atlas of exploration by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)( )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering more than three thousand years, an authoritative, visually stunning reference to the history of exploration contains more than one hundred specially drawn maps, three hundred photographs, and biographical details about the explorers
Machu Picchu by John Hemming( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs describe the historical Inca city located in the Amazon rainforest
Tree of rivers : the story of the Amazon by John Hemming( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By far the world's largest river, the Amazon flows through the greatest expanse of tropical rain forest on earth. Human beings settled in Amazonia ten thousand years ago and learned to live well on its bounty. Europeans first saw it around 1500 and started settling there in the seventeenth century. By the nineteenth century, Amazonian natives had almost been destroyed by diseases and slavery. Although the rubber industry created huge fortunes, it was at a fearful cost in human misery. In the last hundred years, the Amazon has seen intrepid explorers, entrepreneurial millionaires, and political extremists; alongside them, scientists, anthropologists, and archaeologists have sought to discover its secrets. Today, the world's appetite for timber, beef, and soya is destroying this great tropical forest. Hemming explains why the Amazon is environmentally crucial and describes the passionate struggles to exploit and to protect it.--From publisher description
Amazon frontier : the defeat of the Brazilian Indians by John Hemming( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for El Dorado by John Hemming( Book )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles early expeditions to uncover the treasures of El Dorado and looks at the culture, sophisticated skills, and traditions of the Colombian Indians
Atlas of exploration by George Philip & Son( )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a vivid and informative text, supported by nearly 100 specially drawn maps and 300 photographs and illustrations, this 2nd edition of "The Atlas of Exploration" traces these journeys of discovery from the earliest recorded trips, ranging from the time of the Phoenicians' voyages in the North Atlantic through the launch of the first Pluto explorer. The second edition also contains new biographical details on many great explorers, geographers, and cartographers, plus a revised time chart which summarizes the history of exploration over 5000 years
Change in the Amazon basin by John Hemming( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturalists in Paradise : Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon by John Hemming( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Walter Bates and Richard Spruce were English naturalists who went to Amazonia 150 years ago. In addition to their huge contributions to knowledge of the Amazonian environment, each is particularly famous for one discovery. Wallace is acknowledged as a co-discoverer, along with Charles Darwin, of the theory of evolution. Bates discovered protective mimicry among insects, a phenomenon named after him. Spruce transported the quinine-bearing Cinchona tree, the most important medicinal plant of the 19th century, to India, where it saved countless lives from malaria. This book combines all three young men's experiences of the Amazon, drawing heavily on their own letters and books
Die if you must : Brazilian Indians in the twentieth century by John Hemming( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Die If You Must describes tough expeditions and thrilling first contacts with Indians, notably by the dedicated and exuberant Villas Boas brothers on the Xingu river. The book also tries to show the trauma of contact from the indigenous side - how Indians reacted to the terrible loss of life from disease and occasional brutality, and the devastating pressures on their lands and way of life. Being intelligent human beings, every tribe behaved differently; and each makes a fascinating case study. The Yanomami are the largest and best-known indigenous people in the Americas, but the story of their struggles to save their territory and repel invaders is harrowing." "Brazilian Indians sank to a nadir in the mid-twentieth century. Their extinction was predicted, but they have made a remarkable recovery, entering the twenty-first century with their populations tripled, controlling vast areas of land (of which they are fine environmental custodians), and with renewed pride in their Indianness." "The story of the Indians' fight back is as exciting as the contacts deep in the rainforests. It was achieved by a coalition of activists - non-governmental organizations, government officials, missionaries (most of whom radically changed their attitudes), and above all by the indigenous peoples themselves. Some tribes have adjusted to the Brazilian society that invaded their remote territories. They have learned how to manipulate politicians, the media and public opinion. They are adapting to bewildering outside pressures, and most are succeeding, but there are still some forty uncontacted groups, in the only part of our planet that still has people who have never experienced clothing, metal or any other of the questionable advantages of modern life."--Jacket
The rainforest edge : plant and soil ecology of Maracá Island, Brazil by John Hemming( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and French and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip's atlas of exploration by George Philip & Son( )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om opdagelsesrejser over hele verden gennem 5000 år beskrevet efter områder på kloden. Afsnit med korte biografier over ca. 200 opdagelsesrejsende. Mange illustrationer
The golden age of discovery by John Hemming( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realm of the Incas by Max Milligan( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roraima : Brazil's northernmost frontier by John Hemming( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maracá, rainforest island by John Hemming( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference sources for expeditions by John Hemming( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The conquest of the Incas
Alternative Names
Hemming, John H.

Hemming, John Henry

Hemming, John Henry 1935-

John Hemming Canadees ontdekkingsreiziger

John Hemming esploratore e scrittore canadese

John Hemming explorador canadiense

John Hemming explorateur canadien

Джон Геммінґ

헤밍, 존

ヘミング, ジョン

汉明, 约翰

English (326)

Spanish (24)

French (9)

Italian (7)

Arabic (2)

Red gold : the conquest of the Brazilian IndiansMonuments of the IncasAtlas of explorationTree of rivers : the story of the AmazonAmazon frontier : the defeat of the Brazilian IndiansThe search for El DoradoAtlas of explorationDie if you must : Brazilian Indians in the twentieth century