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The Resource Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city, Greg Grandin

Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city, Greg Grandin

Label
Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city
Title
Fordlandia
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city
Statement of responsibility
Greg Grandin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His intention was to grow rubber, but the project rapidly evolved into a more ambitious bid to export America itself. Fordlandia, as the settlement was called, soon became the site of an epic clash. On one side was the lean, austere car magnate; on the other, the Amazon, the most complex ecological system on the planet. Indigenous workers rejected Ford's midwestern Puritanism, turning the place into a ribald tropical boomtown. And his efforts to apply a system of regimented mass production to the Amazon's diversity resulted in a rash environmental assault that foreshadowed many of the threats laying waste to the rain forest today."--Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
307.76/8098115
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F2651.F55
LC item number
G72 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city, Greg Grandin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BPL-4553
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 416 p.
Isbn
9780312429621
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2008049642
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city, Greg Grandin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BPL-4553
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 416 p.
Isbn
9780312429621
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2008049642
Other physical details
ill., maps

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