Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon


For fanatics of The misplaced urban of Z, strolling the Amazon, and Turn correct at Machu Picchu comes naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolie’s outstanding experience within the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon—a story of discovery that vividly captures the awe, good looks, and isolation of this endangered land and provides an impassioned name to avoid wasting it.

In the Madre de Dios—Mother of God—region of Peru, the place the Amazon River starts its titanic circulate, the Andean Mountain cloud forests fall into lowland Amazon Rainforest, developing the main biodiversity-rich position on this planet. In January 2006, whilst he used to be only a stressed eighteen-year-old hungry for event, Paul Rosolie launched into a trip to the west Amazon that will remodel his life.

Venturing on my own into essentially the most inaccessible reaches of the jungle, he encountered huge snakes, floating forests, remoted tribes untouched via outsiders, prowling jaguars, orphaned child anteaters, poachers within the black industry exchange in endangered species, and masses extra. but this day, the primordial forests of the Madre de Dios are at risk from builders, oil giants, and gold miners wanting to make the most its traditional resources.

In Mother of God, this explorer and conservationist relives his outstanding odyssey exploring the center of this wildest position on the earth. while he started delving deeper in his look for the key Eden, spending prolonged classes in remoted solitude, he chanced on issues he by no means imagined may exist. “Alone and miniscule opposed to a massive panorama i've got noticeable the depths of the Amazon, the heart of the jungle the place no males move, Rosolie writes. “But because the mythical explorer Percy Fawcett warned, ‘the few closing unknown areas of the area precise a value for his or her secrets.’”

Illustrated with sixteen pages of colour photos.

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