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Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. One Step at a Time. [NOOK Book]

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As seen on Discovery Channel and for readers of Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Bill Bryson, Jon Krakauer, and David Grann, 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 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 ...
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Overview

As seen on Discovery Channel and for readers of Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Bill Bryson, Jon Krakauer, and David Grann, 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 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 in a Spanish edition entitled Caminado El Amazonas.
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"Vicariously joining this 860-day trek through extremely inhospitable terrain—made all the more challenging by hostile tribes, lethal animals, food scarcities, and extreme weather—has made for an exhilarating adventure."
-National Geographic
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101603475
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 134,248
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ed Stafford is the current European Adventurer of the Year; he was also finalist for the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2010, and he is a Guinness World Record holder for his feat (feet?!). Ed Started running worldwide expeditions after retiring from the British army as a captain in 2002. When not leading trips, he worked alongside the United Nations in Afghanistan assisting with the running of their first-ever presidential elections. Prior to this journey, Ed was in production with the BBC on its conversation series Lost Land of the Jaguar. In August 2010, he became the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River, accompanied by forestry worker Gadiel “Cho” Sanchez Rivera, for all but four months of the twenty-eight-month journey. Ed is planning future projects and he travels the world speaking about his adventures. To follow Ed, visit his website: edstafford.org.
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  • Posted August 28, 2012

    I really loved this book. This is a true adventure much in the v

    I really loved this book. This is a true adventure much in the vein of
    Turn Right at Machu Picchu and Lost City of Z. Ed Stafford walked the
    entire length of the Amazon river for 860 days!! Unreal. He
    encountered crazy indigenous people, drug trafficking, deforestation,
    jungle so think it would take hours just move 500 feet, psychological
    issues dealing with loneliness, depression and exhaustion. Truly
    remarkable journey that is riveting, engrossing, personable,
    inspirational and at times funny. He really is an amazing guy.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Mundane

    No depth to experience. I never felt what it was like to walk the jungle. I did get alot about walking town to town. Yawn.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Awesome

    Awesomely

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    Interesting insight into the author and natives he met.

    This book gave a good description of the areas the author walked through.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Haven't read it yet, but it seems according to its description t

    Haven't read it yet, but it seems according to its description to have a
    lot of recap of Amazon Beaming by P. Popescu.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2014

    not what i expected

    The book was ok. just not what i was hoping for. Instead of describing the walk and the surroundings, i feel all he did was complain the whole time. It really didnt pull you into the jungle like i had hoped.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Good read

    Good read

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    A must-read!

    "Walking the Amazon" is an amazing book!! Ed Stafford not only pulled off an amazing accomplishment, and had a swashbuckling adventure, he's also a good writer! Riveting!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    Amazing

    Fantastic read! Ed's expedition is thrilling. I highly recommend this book!

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    Posted October 12, 2012

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