The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Registered by Jerrynsooz on 8/24/2014
This book is in a Controlled Release!
2 journalers for this copy...
Pretty interesting story of an early 20th century British explorer looking for a lost civilization in the Amazon jungle. A tale of the horrors of deprivation in a hostile environment that turns into a fascinating mystery.
heading off to a friend in Indiana who turned me on to book crossing.
I caught this book in my mailbox. Easy catch and a great read. I absolutely loved the author's ability to describe everything from the Amazon River, the forest that surrounds it, the creatures inhabiting it,and the story of those humans who felt compelled to conquer it.To tempt the next reader who will also receive this in his mailbox and hopefully play the bookcrossing game with us, I will close with the description ( abbreviated) of the Amazon River found very early in the book: "How easily the Amazon can deceive. It begins as barely a rivulet, this mightiest river in the world. Over 18,000 feet high in the Andes, amid snow and clouds, it emerges through a rocky seam- a trickle of crystal water. Here it is indistinguishable from so many other streams coursing through the Andes, some cascading toward the Pacific sixty miles away, some like this one, rolling down the eastern facade on a seemingly impossible journey toward the Atlantic Ocean- a distance farther than New York City to Paris. Seven thousand feet down, the water enters a valley with the first glimmers of green. Soon larger streams converge upon it. Churning towards the plains below, the river has three thousand more miles to go to reach the ocean. It is unstoppable. Still the river is not what it seems. ...........Three thousand feet deep, it no longer needs to rush........... until finally after traversing four thousand miles and collecting water from a thousand tributaries, the Amazon reach its 200 mile wide mouth and gushes into the Atlantic Ocean. What began as a trickle now expels 57 million gallons of water every second."
OK- Duncan- you are it. You will love this book and when you are done, please play along and pass along to someone else and tell us where it has been via the bookcrossing website. We have also written our names on inside cover for those who read it and may not want to get on computer. Later journallers can add their info or at least see where book has gone.