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Paddle to the Amazon: The Ultimate 12,000-Mile Canoe Adventure

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It was crazy. It was unthinkable. It was the adventure of a lifetime.

When Don and Dana Starkell left Winnipeg in a tiny three-seater canoe, they had no idea of the dangers that lay ahead. Two years and 12,180 miles later, father and son had each paddled nearly twenty million strokes, slept on beaches, in jungles and fields, dined on tapir, shark, and heaps of roasted ants.

They encountered piranhas, wild pigs, and hungry alligators. They were arrested, shot at, taken for spies and drug smugglers, and set upon by pirates. They had lived through terrifying hurricanes, food poisoning, and near starvation. And at the same time they had set a record for a thrilling, unforgettable voyage of discovery and old-fashioned adventure.

"Courageous . . . Exciting and always immediate." — The New York Times Book Review

From the Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

The true story of a father and son's epic two-year canoe trip from Winnipeg to the Amazon. In 1980, Don Starkell and his son left for the open sea and paddled nearly 20 million strokes while living through hurricanes, food poisoning, and near starvation. This diary, written on beaches and in the canoe, contains passages that are charming and compelling--a story that readers will never forget.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780771082566
Author:
Starkell, Don
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart
Location:
Toronto :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Canoes and canoeing
Subject:
Canoeing
Subject:
America
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Amazon river and valley
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Trade paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
209
Publication Date:
19940931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.99 x 6 x .82 in 1.125 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The true story of a father and son's epic two-year canoe trip from Winnipeg to the Amazon. In 1980, Don Starkell and his son left for the open sea and paddled nearly 20 million strokes while living through hurricanes, food poisoning, and near starvation. This diary, written on beaches and in the canoe, contains passages that are charming and compelling--a story that readers will never forget.
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