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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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