Running the Amazon

Running the Amazon

Book - 1990
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
The sole American member of an expedition traveling the entire length of the Amazon River chronicles the incredible journey, from navigating deadly whitewater rapids to being captured by guerrillas

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1990
Edition: First Vintage departures edition
ISBN: 9780679729020
Branch Call Number: 918.1104 KANE
Characteristics: xii, 277 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf Inc., in 1989"--Title page verso
A firsthand account of the only expedition ever to travel the entire 4,200-mile Amazon River


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