The Plants of the Gods Podcast
Featured here are books that I have authored, coauthored and edited as well as the means to order them
The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know
Dr Plotkin's latest book covers the whole Amazonian riverfront: the past, present, and future of a vast earth-supporting ecosystem Explores the variety of life found in the Amazon, from its tiny insects to its massive canopy system Vital to understanding human impact on the world's largest rainforest and current conservation efforts Includes information on all nine Amazonian countries, as well as the indigenous tribes
Dr. Plotkin, like many, sees enormous urgency in addressing threats to the Rainforests of South America.Like you, ACT sees enormous urgency in addressing these factors.
Reviews of Mark´s Books
A few reviews to share and perspectives on my books
A must-read for anyone concerned about the future of the planet. A gotta-have book for nature lovers.
The greatest tropical forest, hemmed in by the longest mountain range, giving rise to the longest, most voluminous river, the wildest wilderness, and half the freshwater and terrestrial species found on Earth—that's what makes up the Amazon and that is what Mark Plotkin evokes in this lively and authoritative guide.
Mark Plotkin has spent decades studying the plants and animals of the Amazon and the cultures of the indigenous people, traditional guardians of the forests. This book is based on his extensive understanding and love of the area. The Amazon is written in a clear and engaging style and comes at a crucial time, explaining the urgent need of increased conservation efforts as more and more of Amazonia’s forests are exploited and destroyed and as Indigenous Leaders are silenced. This affects climate change and thus affects us all. I could not recommend it more highly
At long last: the book on the Amazon we have all been waiting for, with the answers to questions everyone asks—or should ask. Fascinating and superbly written.
Lucky me, I've traveled to the Amazon with Mark Plotkin. Reading his enthralling natural history of its mystery and wonders is the next best thing—and with fewer biting insects.
“When I was growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, people habitually threw litter out their car windows, smoked cigarettes in offices and airplanes, shunned seatbelts, and assumed the Berlin Wall would never come down. With enough changed minds come changed policies and realities. With respect to the Amazon, we await that critical change. ”