Brazil

by Palin, Michael,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q F2517.P35 2013
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Oversize
 
Call Number  q F2517.P35 2013
 
 
Summary

Michael Palin has traveled around the world, exploring countless countries for the BBC. Now, Palin treks Brazil for the first time for a new BBC series, which went on the air in October 2012, and discovers the incredible diversity of this nation, one of four new global superpowers. From the Venezuelan border and the forests of the Lost World to the headwaters of the Xingu, Palin encounters a diverse group of people, including the indigenous hunter-gatherers of the interior, the descendants of African slaves with their vibrant culture of rituals, festivals, and music, a large community of German descent who celebrate their patrimony at the biggest beer festival outside Munich, and the wealthy guachas of the Pantanal. His journey ends at the border with Uruguay and the spectacular Iguacu Falls. A potent mix of races, religions, and cultures, of unexplored wildernesses and bustling modern cities, Brazil comes to life through Palin's eyes, and readers looking for an escape will be unable to resist this beautiful and informative look at one of the most interesting and dynamic countries in the world.

From the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the bustling metropolis of S#65533;o Paulo, Michael Palin explores the diverse country of Brazil in this new book featuring gorgeous color photos throughout

Contents
Amazônia & Brasília
The North-East
Minas & Rio
São Paulo & the South.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Aside from its stunning beauty and renowned racial diversity, Brazil is gaining world status as a member of BRIC, the emerging force in world geopolitics and economics. Palin offers a daily diary of his trips there, 74 in all, starting in the rain forest of northwest Brazil, reachable only by plane for a two-day visit with the Yanomami. He goes on to an ecolodge in the Amazon on the Rio Negro, a fish market in Belem, capoeira dances in Salvador, gold mines in Ouro Preto, the Academy of Coffee in Belo Horizonte, the unabashed nearly-nude sunbathing on Copacabana Beach, the surf craze in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the set of a telenovela in Barra da Tijuca, and the fashion world of São Paulo. The photographs are beautiful, but just as captivating are Palin's conversations with Brazilians, from the Beyonce of the Amazon to a bookmaker in Rio, among others, discussing sports, ecology, commerce, religion, music, food, culture, and the future of Brazil, host of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, as its world status rises.--Bush, Vanessa Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Palin, Michael -- Travel -- Brazil.
Brazil -- Description and travel.
Brazil -- Civilization.
Publisher New York :Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,2013
Edition First U.S. Edition.
Contributors Pao, Basil, photographer.
Language English
Notes Color illustrations on endpapers.
Description 319 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
ISBN 9781250032065 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1250032067 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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