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Save The Planet
Save The Planet

Save The Planet

An Amazonian Tribal Leader Fights for His People, The Rainforest, and The Earth


144 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: July 2018

ISBN 9781943156412

Rights: WOR

Schaffner Press (Jul 2018)
Schaffner Press, Inc.


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The inspirational story of a Suruí chief's rigorous pursuit of environmental safety and sustainability

Almir Sarayamoga Suruí, the Amazonian tribal chieftain of the indigenous Suruí people, is a leader in the fight to save the rainforest not only for the preservation of his land and people, but for the Earth's and humanity's survival as well. Joining forces with such high-tech corporations as Apple and Google Earth, Suruí has become a guardian of his people and a global activist, despite death threats and million dollar bounties on his head. A recipient of the Global Citizen Award in 2012, Suruí has calculated the direct cost of the loss of our rainforests—"the lungs of the Earth"—in terms of the total amount of Co2 that their destruction would release into the atmosphere, and the monetary loss that this would entail, and by using this carbon deficit formula, has leased access to pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies who have joined him in the stewardship of these endangered lands, their flora, fauna, and people.


"Fascinating." —Publishers Weekly

"Save The Planet featured in an essay about climate change." —Public Books,

Author Biography

Almir Sarayomaga Suruí was the first member of his tribe to graduate from college (with a degree in biology) and the youngest of the Suruí tribe to be made chief, at age 17. He has traveled the world to unite the indigenous people of the equatorial rain forests in their fight to save these vital regions of the earth. Corine Sombrun is an adventure and environmental journalist whose books include Journal of an Apprentice Shaman and In The Footsteps of Geronimo. Julia Grawemeyer is a professor of French Literature at Denison University, Granville, Ohio.