Walking the Amazon by Ed Stafford
860 Days. One Step at a Time.

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As seen on Discovery Channel and for readers of Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Bill Bryson, Jon Krakauer, and David Grann, a riveting, adventurous account of one man’s history-making journey along the entire length of the Amazon—and through the most bio-diverse habitat on Earth. Fans of Turn Right at Machu Piccu will revel in Ed Stafford's extraordinary prose and lush descriptions.

In April 2008, Ed Stafford set off to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the Amazon. He started on the Pacific coast of Peru, crossed the Andes Mountain range to find the official source of the river. His journey lead on through parts of Colombia and right across Brazil; all while outwitting dangerous animals, machete wielding indigenous people as well as negotiating injuries, weather and his own fears and doubts. Yet, Stafford was undeterred. On his grueling 860-day, 4,000-plus mile journey, Stafford witnessed the devastation of deforestation firsthand, the pressure on tribes due to loss of habitats as well as nature in its true-raw form. Jaw-dropping from start to finish, Walking the Amazon is the unforgettable and gripping story of an unprecedented adventure.

Walking the Amazon is also available in a Spanish edition entitled Caminado El Amazonas.

About Ed Stafford

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ED STAFFORD started running worldwide expeditions after retiring from the British army in 2002. He worked with the U.N. in Afghanistan to assist with the country's first-ever presidential elections. He lives in London.
Published August 28, 2012 by Plume. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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For him, “everything is relative and, when you’ve been walking for 639 days, a ten-day leg through unknown jungle that no one in the village could remember being walked in living history seemed nothing.” A gripping celebration of physical and mental endurance.

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Not the best of conversationalists, Ed much preferred walking with Cho, a man who spoke as little English as Ed spoke Spanish.

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“I have always thrived on danger and adrenaline and sneaking out of my boarding house armed with a wire saw and industrial bolt cutters to cause havoc seemed to be my main outlet at the time,” Stafford recalls in Walking the Amazon.

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