Redmond O'Hanlon found few experienced adventurers willing to accompany him on his four-month trip up the Orinoco river and across the Amazon Basin. He wondered why...Was it perhaps the fear of contracting dysentery, rabies or river blindness? Or maybe it was a disinclination to meet peckish jaguars, vipers, anacondas and 640-volt electric eels? Surely it couldn't possibly be reluctance to swim among giant catfish, with their relatively harmless penchant for nipping off a person's feet? Fortunately, an old friend volunteered, having absolutely no idea what he was letting himself in for. But, then O'Hanlon didn't have much idea either. How the intrepid ornithologist and his sidekick managed to survive some serious travelling trouble makes for gripping, and hilarious, reading.
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O'Hanlon takes us into the bug-ridden rain forest between the Orinoco and the Amazon--infested with jaguars and piranhas, where men would kill over a bottle of ketchup and where the locals may be the most violent people on earth (next to hockey fans).From Publishers Weekly:
The author traveled uncharted rivers in a dugout canoe, on a four-month journey to Venezuelan Amazonia. His intention: to meet--and "party" with--the Yanomami tribe, reputedly the most violent people on earth. "His descriptions of landscape and animals are superb . . . O'Hanlon's approach to travel borders on the lunatic," said PW.
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Descripción Penguin Putnam~trade, 1989. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 140119000
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