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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I am really late in writing this review, as I actually read "Running the Amazon" many years ago. For me the book was life changing, as it inspired me to have my own Amazon adventure, which led to even ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cristina Botef - Goodreads

Awesome book however a bit disappointed that 2/3 of the book focuses on the first section of the Amazon (the white water rapids are described in a lot of detail) while the jungle portion of the river (and by far the largest) seems rushed through in the book with little detail. 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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