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

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Matthiessen's "The Cloud Forest" is enjoyable at times, but as someone first introduced to the author through his indisputably masterful piece "The Snow Leopard", the book was somewhat disappointing ... Read full review

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

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This is one of Mattiessen's earliest (from 1961) books about a six month trip covering most South America in 1960. His combination of dry wit and detail caries his very extensive, and somewhat ... 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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