Running the Amazon

Running the Amazon

Joe Kane


The voyage all started within the lunar terrain of the Peruvian Andes, the place coca leaf is the one therapy opposed to altitude illness. It endured down rapids so fierce they can swallow a raft in a cut up moment. It ended six months and 4,200 miles later, the place the Amazon runs lightly into the Atlantic. Joe Kane's own account of the 1st day trip to shuttle everything of the world's longest river is a riveting event within the culture of Joseph Conrad, packed with death-defying encounters: with narco-traffickers and Sendero Luminoso guerrillas and nature at its such a lot unforgiving. no longer least of all, operating the Amazon indicates a polyglot crew of urbanized tourists confronting their wilder selves -- their worry and egotism, selflessness and braveness.

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