Thomas Gill Observes Threat Of Deforestation Of The Amazon

1930Brazil

"The perfect forest, men called it, but the Amazon Indian knew it as the Great Mother. Certainly it is the richest, the most complex expression of all life, unique and certainly old. Yet in all likelihood it will become little more than a memory before the century ends. And when it is gone we will never know again the same luxuriant out flowing of life."

Williams, Michael. Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis. Chicago: The University of Chicago, 2006. 462-63.

Image: Sunset on the Amazon. 192-. Library of Congress.