From the author of INTO THE SILENCE, the winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012, comes an epic tale of adventure in the Amazon rainforest.
Wade Davis is a multi award-winning writer, anthropologist, explorer and acclaimed photographer, his work has taken him from the Amazon to Tibet, Africa to Australia, Polynesia to the Arctic. He is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including The Serpent and the Rainbow, One River, and Into the Silence, which was awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize, and currently holds the post of National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence.
Davis writes magnificently... A great lyrical book, as
richly varied as the rain forests it describes * New York Times
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An exceptional tale of 20th-century scientific exploration and a rousing travelogue to places both real and illusory * Kirkus Reviews *
Extraordinary...a biographical tapestry rich in history, adventure, intrigue and scholarship * Nature *
A wild ride through one rapid after another...magnificent * Boston Globe *
Brilliantly written..this is essential reading for anyone interested in [the Amazon] area * Good Book Guide *