Along the River that Flows Uphill: Between the Orinoco and the Amazon

Along the River that Flows Uphill: Between the Orinoco and the Amazon

by Richard Starks, Miriam Murcutt
     
 

The Casiquiare is unique. There is no other river like it on the planet. Somehow it manages to unite the two river systems of the Orinoco and the Amazon that should, by rights, be entirely separate, and the Casiquiare performs the astonishing feat of flowing up and over the watershed that divides them. Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt travelled along the

Overview

The Casiquiare is unique. There is no other river like it on the planet. Somehow it manages to unite the two river systems of the Orinoco and the Amazon that should, by rights, be entirely separate, and the Casiquiare performs the astonishing feat of flowing up and over the watershed that divides them. Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt travelled along the Casiquiare at the behest of the Royal Geographical Society-and in the footsteps of exploring greats like Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland-to gather information about the river and the fierce Yanomani tribe that still maintains its austere and primitive lifestyle in the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906598327
Publisher:
Haus Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Armchair Traveller Series
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt are both members of the Authors' Guild. The books they have co-authored inculde Lost in Tibet; Along the River that Flows Uphill: from the Orinoco to the Amazon; A Room with a Pew: Sleeping our way through Spain's Ancient Monasteries; and Greenland.

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