Number of page: 319
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group, 2012
Category: Sports & Recreation
As seen on Discovery Channel and for readers of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, Bill Bryson, Jon Krakauer, and David Grann, a riveting, adventurous account of one man’s history-making journey along the entire length of the Amazon—and through the most bio-diverse habitat on Earth. Fans of Turn Right at Machu Piccu will revel in Ed Stafford’s extraordinary prose and lush descriptions. In 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 Amazon is the unforgettable and gripping story of an unprecedented adventure.Walking the Amazon is also available in a Spanish edition entitled Caminado El Amazonas.
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WALKING THE AMAZON: 860 Days. One Step at a Time. A memoir of an astonishing trip walking “nine million-odd steps” for more than two years along the Amazon River’s course from Peruvian headwaters to Brazilian mouth.In this book about becoming the first person to perambulate the Amazon’s entire length, Stafford chronicles the countless obstacles he faced, including canoes of armed indigenous peoples, dehydration, sickness, lack of sleep (his
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LibraryThing Review I thought that Ed Stafford’s achievement was amazing. The mental challenges of completely this task were incredible. This is an excellent book for those who involve travel writing. What I did not like
LibraryThing Review Um what? My expectations for Walking the Amazon were out of sync with how Stafford presents it. What I thought was going to be a transformative and deeply personal journey for the author instead
LibraryThing Review The first thing – Ed Stafford is crazy. I want to travel around South America but no way would I do this. Everyone said he’d never make it and he is probably lucky to have survived – floods
LibraryThing Review Mr. Stafford gives an honest account of his trials while trying to reach his goal and set a record. He encounters a variety of guides, broken equipment, terrible weather, and suspicious indigenous
LibraryThing Review The book Walking the Amazon by Ed Stafford is a non-fiction book about the author walking the Amazon and changing how sees the world he had never seen before. Ed Stafford finds things he would have
LibraryThing Review Not exactly a page turner. Also, I don’t think I’d like to do any long difficult treks w/ this guy as he appears hard to get along with. Finally, he is just another fellow who wants his bit of fame
LibraryThing Review Ed Stafford became the first person to walk the length of the Amazon river. His book, “Walking the Amazon”, details his journey and the problems he faced – from the jungle, native animals and bugs
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