Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. One Step at a Time.
As seen on Discovery Channel, a riveting account of one man’s history-making journey along the entire length of the Amazon—and through the most bio-diverse habitat on Earth In April 2008, Ed Stafford set off to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the Amazon. He started on... show more
As seen on Discovery Channel, a riveting account of one man’s history-making journey along the entire length of the Amazon—and through the most bio-diverse habitat on Earth 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 as gripping as books by Bill Bryson, Jon Krakauer and David Grann. Walking the Amazon is the unforgettable story of an unprecedented adventure.
Publish date: August 28th 2012
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Really good book. Very tough journey walking and wading across the whole of South America in the Amazon jungle
The story of Stafford's grueling journey on foot is begging to be told. By someone other than Stafford. He needed a ghost writer. Or a team of iron-stomached editors. Stafford just plain can't write worth a damn.His journey is a fascinating one- but he rarely pulls his head out of his ass long enoug...
Walking the Amazon: 861 Days - Ed Stafford I'm feeling kind of "meh" about this one, so I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The adventure aspect was interesting, but I often found the author's attitude toward the native people of the areas where he was traveling to be very condescending and at times he stru...