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Running the Amazon
by Joe Kane


Overview - The voyage began in the lunar terrain of the Peruvian Andes, where coca leaf is the only remedy against altitude sickness. It continued down rapids so fierce they could swallow a raft in a split second. It ended six months and 4,200 miles later, where the Amazon runs gently into the Atlantic.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The voyage began in the lunar terrain of the Peruvian Andes, where coca leaf is the only remedy against altitude sickness. It continued down rapids so fierce they could swallow a raft in a split second. It ended six months and 4,200 miles later, where the Amazon runs gently into the Atlantic. Joe Kane's personal account of the first expedition to travel the entirety of the world's longest river is a riveting adventure in the tradition of Joseph Conrad, filled with death-defying encounters: with narco-traffickers and Sendero Luminoso guerrillas and nature at its most unforgiving. Not least of all, Running the Amazon shows a polyglot group of urbanized travelers confronting their wilder selves -- their fear and egotism, selflessness and courage.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679729020
  • ISBN-10: 067972902X
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: May 1990
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.03 x 5.25 x 0.68 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.66 pounds

Series: Vintage Departures

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