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Walking the Amazon

In August 1980 Ed Stafford became the first man to walk the entire length of the Amazon Rover. His story is not only one of extraordinary personal endurance, but of vanishing cultures and habitats witnessed firsthand.

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On 2 April 2008, Ed Stafford began his attempt to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the Amazon river. He has crossed the whole of South America from the Pacific coast of Peru to the mouth of the Amazon River on the Atlantic coast of Brazil. He finished in August 2010.The dangers have been great – from piranhas, crocodiles and killer bees to injuries and tropical rain storms, Ed’s journey has demanded extreme physical and mental strength. It is also an adventure with a purpose as Ed is using the trip to help raise people’s awareness of current environmental issues. He has had unprecedented access to local communities indigenous communities and witnessed first-hand the effects of deforestation. Ultimately though, it is an account of a world-first expedition and is designed to draw attention to the complexities of the Amazon rainforest. Walking the Amazon will take readers on the most daring journey along the world’s greatest river and through the most bio-diverse habitat on earth.

ISBN9780753515648
Book Title

Walking the Amazon

Book Author

Ed Stafford

Book Category

Travel Writing

Publisher

Ebury Press

Imprint

Virgin Books

Brand

NULL

Genre

Travel Writing

Format

Paperback

Dimensions

198mm x 126mm

Date Published

June 2012

Pages

320

WeightN/A

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