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The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire
The Thief at the End of the World Rubber Power and the Seeds of Empire
Author: Joe Jackson
The story of one man’s journey down the Amazon—and how it changed history — In 1876, a man named Henry Wickham smuggled seventy thousand rubber tree seeds out of the rainforests of Brazil and delivered them to Victorian England’s most prestigious scientists at Kew Gardens. Those seeds, planted around the world in England’s colonial outpost...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670018536
ISBN-10: 0670018538
Publication Date: 2/28/2008
Pages: 432
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Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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