BrazilSilver medal winner, Benjamin Franklin Award Introduction by Alex Shoumatoff In Brazil, the blending of cultures—indigenous tribes, Portuguese colonists, and West Africans—has created a people unafraid to embrace life. Here, the primeval meets the modern, and nothing is done in moderation. Notable authors include: Bill McKibben, Diane Ackerman, Petro Popescu, and John Krich.

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