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Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey (Paperback)
  • Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey (Paperback)

Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/06/2012
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In April 2008, Ed Stafford began his attempt to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the River Amazon. Nearly two and a half years later, he had crossed the whole of South America to reach the mouth of the colossal river. With danger a constant companion - outwitting alligators, jaguars, pit vipers and electric eels, not to mention overcoming the hurdles of injuries and relentless tropical storms - Ed's journey demanded extreme physical and mental strength. Often warned by natives that he would die, Ed even found himself pursued by machete-wielding tribesmen and detained for murder. However, Ed's journey was an adventure with a purpose: to help raise people's awareness of environmental issues. Ed had unprecedented access to indigenous communities and witnessed the devastating effects of the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest first-hand. His story of disappearing tribes and loss of habitats concerns us all. Ultimately though, Walking the Amazon is an account of a world-first expedition that takes readers on the most daring journey along the world's greatest river and through the most bio-diverse habitat on earth.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780753515648

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The closest you will get to being in jungle while still sat in your armchair. What a read. What a bloke. I am already planning my Amazon trip after reading this story.

Paperback edition
15th January 2013
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“Surprisingly fantastic!”

I've read a couple of books based on people's adventures and haven't been too impressed - this was completely different! It was very well written, full of moments where you want to laugh and cringe at... More

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10th November 2012
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“well written and entertaining”

Coming from somebody who rarely reads, I just couldn't put it down! An emotional account of Ed's journey, with a very honest touch. Also a great insight into life in the Amazon rainforest and the people he... More

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15th August 2012
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