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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User Review  - Grace.Van.Moer - LibraryThing

Adventure travel writing at its finest, absolutely enthralling, especially when you stop to contemplate the logistics of travel in the Amazon, pre-roads, telephone, etc. A wonderful read, by one of my favorite authors. Read full review

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User Review  - jason.goodwin - LibraryThing

Beautiful and meticulous: a travel book without any manufactured drama, just close and absorbing observation. Read full review


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