Off the Map: A Journey Through the Amazonian Wild

Off the Map: A Journey Through the Amazonian Wild

by John Harrison


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Off the Map: A Journey Through the Amazonian Wild by John Harrison

This true-life adventure-travel story follows John Harrison and his wife Heather deep into an unexplored region of the Amazon rainforests in the Guiana Highlands that border Brazil. With just a canoe and a shotgun, the newlyweds followed the most remote tributary of the Amazon River without any means of contacting civilization. Harrison tells their story as, unaided and off the map, they encounter jaguars and poisonous frogs, are threatened by malaria, and almost lose their way entirely. While experiencing travel at its most raw, they struggle to keep their deteriorating sanity and relationship intact in one of the most hostile and unforgiving places in the world. Far more harrowing than reality shows like Survivor and Amazing Race, this is armchair adventure at its most honest and compelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556525193
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

John Harrison has been a tour leader in South America and has extensively explored the Amazon, the Niger, and rivers in North America and Europe. He has been profiled by National Geographic TV, is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, and has chaired their tropical forest workshops. He has also lectured on ships traveling up the Amazon for a number of cruise lines.

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