By Paul Rosolie
Within the Madre de Dios ("Mother of God") area of Peru, the place the Amazon River starts, the cloud forests of the Andes converge with the lowland Amazon rainforest to create the main biodiverse position on the earth. In January 2006, Paul Rosolie, a stressed eighteen-year-old hungry for event, launched into a trip to the western Amazon that might remodel his life.
Venturing by myself into the main inaccessible reaches of the jungle, he encountered enormous snakes, remoted tribes, prowling jaguars, titanic anteaters, poachers trafficking within the black marketplace of endangered species, and masses extra. He even found a brand new type of atmosphere referred to now as a "floating forest." but this day the primordial depths of the Madre de Dios are in grave danger.
In Mother of God, this explorer and conservationist relives his outstanding odyssey to the center of the wildest position on the earth. As he delved deeper into his look for the key Eden, spending prolonged sessions in isolation, he came across issues he by no means imagined may exist. yet because the mythical explorer Percy Fawcett warned, "The few final unknown locations of the realm specified a cost for his or her secrets."
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Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon by Paul Rosolie