Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey (Paperback)Ed Stafford (author)
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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
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 241 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 20 mm
Is this Britain's most intrepid explorer since Scott of the Antarctic? * The Daily Mail *
All generations need heroes; it's lovely to have a real one for a change. -- Antonia Senior * The Times *
Ed Stafford is the real deal. * The Times *
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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.
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
“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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