The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

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Viking Press, 1961 - South America - 280 pages
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Peter Matthiessen's report of his expedition crisscrossing 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.

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Review: The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

User Review  - Daniel Simmons - Goodreads

Were I an avid birdwatcher I might have appreciated this book more -- the author is positively gleeful about cataloguing the many species he encounters during his South American sojourn. Matthiessen ... Read full review

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User Review  - Don Weidinger - Goodreads

disturbing quality of confidence no reason to lie, Amazon is emotional not intellectual, sloth bushmaster snake anaconda trivial danger from large animals per TR, Andes with 5 in 20K's, Patagonia as ... Read full review

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Sargasso Sea and Southward
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2 Amazonas
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Tierra del Fuego
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