Describes the author's quest to walk the entire length of the Amazon River, offering details on the effects of deforestation and his encounters with both vicious animals and tribal members with machetes.
New York - Plume Books
1st American ed
Peru and the source of the Amazon. Conception to birth -- The search for the source of the Amazon -- Descending the deepest canyon in the world -- The Red Zone. The Red Zone -- The Ashaninkas -- Gadiel 'Cho' Sanchez Rivera -- The dark march to Colombia. 'Look after your gringo or we'll cut his head off' -- Depression -- Recovery in Iquitos -- The drugs-trafficking trail to Colombia -- Brazil. Entering Brazil -- Starvation -- 'Cuando hay-hay. Cuando no hay-no hay' -- Dedication -- 'He doesn't talk much, the gringo' -- The sprint finish
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319 p.,  p. of plates :,col. ill., maps ;,21 cm