In the Jungle by Rian Malan - How American music legends made millions off the work of a Zulu tribesman who died a pauper.
Gone by Tom Junod - “What’s it like to be kidnapped and held for ransom in the Ecuadoran jungle for 141 days?”
Soy in the Amazon by Pat Joseph - “Only the forested banks of the rivers and streams followed lines at all natural, and yet they seemed all the more alien for it, like weeds in an otherwise immaculate garden.”
1491 by Charles C. Mann - Could the Amazon rain forest be a largely human artifact?
Heart of Dark Chocolate by Rowan Jacobsen - On the trail of an ancient strain of cacao native to the Bolivian Amazon—i.e., wild cacao, au naturel, unmolested by millennia of botanical tinkering.
The Lost City of Z by David Grann - A quest to uncover the secrets of the Amazon.
Like Butterflies in the Jungle by Damon Tabor - The quest for the new El Dorado
Blood Wood by Patrick Symmes - Environmentalists are once again being murdered, while illegal logging pushes deeper into the world’s last great tropical jungle.
Jungle Law by William Langewiesche - How hundreds of square miles of surrounding rain forest became a toxic-waste dump.