The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

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Viking Press, 1961 - South America - 280 pages
9 Reviews
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  - Sarah Arntson - Goodreads

The beginning was slow, but the writing was decent and interesting enough to keep the book moving. The last chapter, which takes up more than 100 pages, makes the book because it has more of a story to it and plenty of adventure. Read full review

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

Contents

Sargasso Sea and Southward
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2 Amazonas
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Tierra del Fuego
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