Walking the Amazon

Walking the Amazon

860 Days --one Step at A Time

Book - 2012
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From the star of Discovery Channel 's Naked and Marooned comes a 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 and readers of Jon Krakauer and Bill Bryson and 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 as a Spanish edition entitled Caminado El Amazonas.
Publisher: New York : Plume Books, [2012]
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780452298262
Branch Call Number: 981.1 STA
Characteristics: 319 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 21 cm.


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Feb 11, 2014

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 focused on petty bickering with his short-lived partner and other trivial mentions of the hike. No thanks. Ed Stafford may have had the mental and physical fortitude to complete his goal of walking the Amazon River, but that doesn't automatically translate into something meaningful to write about.

Apr 03, 2013

Loved the book! It's not only an amazing achievement, but a great narrative: a rare glimpse into a mind of a tough guy. There are too many books written sugar-coating great achievements and experiences... with this book the reader feels like s/he is really there with Ed. The ways he goes about stuff is like it really happens in most any adventure - a little bit of glory, and a lot of doubts, mistakes, questions more common than answers, etc. Some reviewers were baffled by Ed's introspective writing - those must have been people who don't venture far from well traveled pathways. Highly recommended.

NewYorkViews Dec 27, 2012



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Nov 30, 2012

Coarse Language: Strong Language scattered throughout.


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