The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

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Peter Matthiessen crisscrossed 10,000 miles of the South American wilderness, from the Amazon rain forests to Machu Picchu, high in the Andes, down to Tierra del Fuego and back. He followed the trails of old explorers, encountered river bandits, wild tribesmen, and the evidence of ancient ruins, and discovered fossils in the depths of the Peruvian jungle. The Cloud Forest is his incisive, wry report of his expedition into this vast world to the south.
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Overview

Peter Matthiessen crisscrossed 10,000 miles of the South American wilderness, from the Amazon rain forests to Machu Picchu, high in the Andes, down to Tierra del Fuego and back. He followed the trails of old explorers, encountered river bandits, wild tribesmen, and the evidence of ancient ruins, and discovered fossils in the depths of the Peruvian jungle. The Cloud Forest is his incisive, wry report of his expedition into this vast world to the south.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140255072
  • Publisher: Viking Penguin
  • Publication date: 1/28/1987
  • Series: Classic, Nature, Penguin Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 388,317
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Matthiessen was the cofounder of the Paris Review and is the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, Indian Country, and The Snow Leopard, winner of the National Book Award.

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Table of Contents

Part I
1. Sargasso Sea and Southward
2. Amazonas
3. Sierra
4. Tierra del Fuego
NOTES ON THE CITIES
5. Mato Grosso

Part II
6. Beyond Black Drunken River
Epilogue
Index

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