|Por||Nigel Smith (publicado en 2013-10-31 por irinaranjo )|
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Smith, N. (2003). Healers of the Amazon: supernatural entities and conservation in a rainforest. International Gallerie. 6 (3), 80-88.
|The largest rain forest in the world stretches over 6 million square kilometers of lush vegetation on the Amazon river basin of South America. Here, an average 80" of rain falls yearly, while thundershowers occur more than 200 days in a year. Fecund with life, it shelters tends of thousands of plant species of fish, and some 30 million different insects buzz and crawl through these forest. Having researched and dwelled with the joys and perils of the rain forest, Nigel Smith reveals how traditional healers sustain a community vulnerable to natural afflictions and `supernatural encounters´.|