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A classic work of nature and humanity, by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise

 

Peter Matthiessen crisscrossed 20,000 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. Filled with observations and descriptions of the people and the fading wildlife of this vast world to the south, The Cloud Forest is his incisive, wry report of his expedition into some of the last and most exotic wild terrains in the world.

About the Author

Peter Matthiessen was the cofounder of the Paris Review and is the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, Indian Country, and The Snow Leopard, winner of the National Book Award.

Table of Contents

Part I

1. Sargasso Sea and Southward

2. Amazonas

3. Sierra

4. Tierra del Fuego

NOTES ON THE CITIES

5. Mato Grosso

Part II

6. Beyond Black Drunken River

Epilogue

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140255072
Author:
Matthiessen, Peter
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
South America - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
South America Description and travel.
Subject:
Mathiessen, Peter - Journeys - South America
Subject:
TRAVEL / South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Classic, Nature, Penguin
Publication Date:
19870131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.65x5.02x.59 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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