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Hemming, John 1935-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 490 publications in 6 languages and 13,493 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Festschriften  World atlases  Illustrated works  Pictorial works  Atlases  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Scientific atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Redactor
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Most widely held works by John Hemming
The conquest of the Incas by John Hemming( Book )

123 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,792 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
Atlas of exploration by George Philip & Son( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,826 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
Red gold : the conquest of the Brazilian Indians by John Hemming( Book )

43 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monuments of the Incas is a comprehensive photographic and narrative study of the major sites of the Inca empire ..."--Inside jacket
Machu Picchu by John Hemming( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,130 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 )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Portuguese and held by 963 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 )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for El Dorado by John Hemming( Book )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 875 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
Naturalists in Paradise : Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon by John Hemming( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 356 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
Change in the Amazon basin by John Hemming( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die if you must : Brazilian Indians in the twentieth century by John Hemming( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 218 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
People of the rainforest : the Villas Boas brothers, explorers and humanitarians of the Amazon by John Hemming( Book )

7 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1945, three young brothers joined and eventually led Brazil's first government-sponsored expedition into its Amazonian rainforests. After more expeditions into unknown terrain, they became South America's most famous explorers, spending the rest of their lives with the resilient tribal communities they found there. People of the Rainforest recounts the Villas Boas brothers' four thrilling and dangerous 'first contacts' with isolated indigenous people, and their lifelong mission to learn about their societies and, above all, help them adapt to modern Brazil without losing their cultural heritage, identity and pride. Author and explorer John Hemming vividly traces the unique adventures of these extraordinary brothers, who used their fame to change attitudes to native peoples and to help protect the world's surviving tropical rainforests, under threat again today"--Publisher's website
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 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Change in the Amazon Basin by John Hemming( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realm of the Incas by Max Milligan( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden age of discovery by John Hemming( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maracá, rainforest island by John Hemming( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost city of the Incas, the story of Machu Picchu and its builders by Hiram Bingham( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the discovery of Machu Picchu and two more ancient Incan settlements
 
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Atlas of exploration
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Atlas of explorationMonuments of the IncasTree of rivers : the story of the AmazonAmazon frontier : the defeat of the Brazilian IndiansThe search for El DoradoNaturalists in Paradise : Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the AmazonDie if you must : Brazilian Indians in the twentieth centuryRealm of the Incas
Alternative Names
Hemming, John Henry

Hemming, John Henry 1935-

John Hemming Canadees ontdekkingsreiziger

John Hemming eksplorues kanadez

John Hemming esploratore e scrittore canadese

John Hemming explorador canadenc

John Hemming explorador canadiense

John Hemming explorateur canadien

John Hemming kanadischer Forschungsreisender

John Hemming taiscéalaí Ceanadach

Джон Геммінґ

جون هيمنج مؤرخ من المملكه المتحده

헤밍, 존 1935-

ヘミング, ジョン

汉明, 约翰

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