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Off the Map
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This true-life adventure-travel story follows John Harrison and his wife Heather deep into an unexplored region of the Amazon rainforests in the Guiana Highlands that border Brazil. With just a canoe and a shotgun, the newlyweds followed the most remote tributary of the Amazon River without any means of contacting civilisation. Harrison tells their story as, unaided and off the map, they encounter jaguars and poisonous frogs, are threatened by malaria, and almost lose their way entirely. While experiencing travel at its most raw, they struggle to keep their deteriorating sanity and relationship intact in one of the most hostile and unforgiving places in the world. Far more harrowing than reality shows like "Survivor" and "Amazing Race", this is armchair adventure at its most honest and compelling.
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John Harrison has been a tour leader in South America and has extensively explored the Amazon, the Niger, and rivers in North America and Europe. He has been profiled by National Geographic TV, is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, and has chaired their tropical forest workshops. He has also lectured on ships traveling up the Amazon for a number of cruise lines.

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""An absorbing account of an obsessional journey into South America's unknown dark heart. At times hilarious, at times terrifying, John Harrison has created the best book on the lure of truly wild places since Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild." "This is the real thing: the excitement, delight, hardship, beauty, and danger of paddling into unexplored Amazon forests . . . told with charm and knowledge." --John Hemming, author, The Conquest of the Incas and Red Gold "An absorbing account of an obsessional journey into South America's unknown dark heart. At times hilarious, at times terrifying, John Harrison has created the best book on the lure of truly wild places since Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild." --Matt Dickinson, author, The Death Zone This is the real thing: the excitement, delight, hardship, beauty, and danger of paddling into unexplored Amazon forests . . . told with charm and knowledge. John Hemming, author, "The Conquest of the Incas" and "Red Gold"" An absorbing account of an obsessional journey into South America's unknown dark heart. At times hilarious, at times terrifying, John Harrison has created the best book on the lure of truly wild places since Jon Krakauer's "Into the Wild."" Matt Dickinson, author, "The Death Zone""

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