Running the Amazon

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Knopf, 1989 - Travel - 277 pages
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A great adventure--the first expedition ever to run the entire 4,100 mile course of the world's largest river, the Amazon. They encounter many obstacles: the deadly whitewater rapids; being captured by Maoist guerillas; escaping harm when they camped near a cocaine factory; weather that could change 40 degrees in a matter of minutes, and much more. 32 pages of photos.

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User Review  - kinsey_m - LibraryThing

I closed the book with the feeling of having travelled alonside Kane on the Amazon. I don't usually read real adventure books, and I had only had this feeling before(of having actually done the same travel as the characters/writer) while reading the Lord of the Rings. A great book. Read full review

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User Review  - dickcraig - LibraryThing

The author was not experienced with running class 5 or 6 rapids and this trip presented him with real challenges. A disparate group of adventurers set out to run the entire 4200 mile length of the ... Read full review

Contents

ONEHIGH COUNTRY 1 The Pacific
3
The Colca
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Headwaters
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About the author (1989)

Joe Kane's "Phantom of the Movies(R)" columns and reviews have appeared in the "New York Daily News since 1984. He also publishes "The Phantom of the Movies'(R) VideoScope: The Ultimate Genre-Video Guide magazine, read by movie lovers and industry insiders alike. He lives in New York City.

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