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The Rivers Amazon
Alex Shoumatoff
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The Rivers Amazon

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 258 pages
Published September 12th 1986 by Random House, Inc. (first published June 12th 1982)
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Sep 07, 2014 Stephen rated it really liked it
I knew Alex long ago, adventurous and good-humored. Those qualities carry through in this relatively early book of his. He has since written on Africa and on boreal Canada, and often for Vanity Fair. This book is is not "Up the Wadi Wadi with Gun and Camera" sahib expeditioneering. The writer travels alone, often, very far off beaten paths. I remember best a scene in which he has very bad malaria, probably falciparum, is lying very sick in a rain forest village and looking up sees a commercial j ...more
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An eight month odyssey through Amazonia is chronicled. Bus, plane, boat and on foot, Shoumatoff followed the river and its tributaries to their headwaters high in the Peruvian Andes.

Thought this would be good for armchair traveling.
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