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Walking the Amazon 860 Days. One Step at a Time

ISBN-10: 0452298261
ISBN-13: 9780452298262
Edition: 2012
Authors: Ed Stafford
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Description: A riveting account of one man’s history-making journey along the entire length of the Amazon—and through the most bio-diverse habitat on EarthIn April 2008, Ed Stafford set off to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the Amazon. He  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

A riveting account of one man’s history-making journey along the entire length of the Amazon—and through the most bio-diverse habitat on EarthIn April 2008, Ed Stafford set off to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the Amazon. He started on the Pacific coast of Peru, crossed the Andes Mountain range to find the official source of the river. His journey lead on through parts of Colombia and right across Brazil; all while outwitting dangerous animals, machete wielding indigenous people as well as negotiating injuries, weather and his own fears and doubts. Yet, Stafford was undeterred. On his grueling 860-day, 4,000-plus mile journey, Stafford witnessed the devastation of deforestation firsthand, the pressure on tribes due to loss of habitats as well as nature in its true-raw form. Jaw-dropping from start to finish,Walking the Amazonis as gripping as books by Bill Bryson, Jon Krakauer and David Grann.Walking the Amazonis the unforgettable story of an unprecedented adventure.

Ed Stafford holds the Guinness World Record for being the first man to walk the Amazon River. This extraordinary achievement was documented in his first book and accompanying TV show, Walking the Amazon. Ed was also named European Adventurer of the Year 2011. He started running expeditions after retiring from the British Army as a captain in 2002 and has led expeditions all over the world, including community and conservation expeditions in Belize, Guatemala and Borneo; extreme cold weather expeditions in Patagonian Argentina and northern ice cap traverses in Chile. Naked and Marooned is Ed's second book.

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