One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest

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From the author of INTO THE SILENCE, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

In 1941, Richard Evans Schultes took a leave of absence from Harvard University and disappeared into the Northern Amazon of Colombia.

The world’s leading authority on the hallucinogens and medicinal plants of the region, he returned after twelve years of travelling through South America in a dug-out canoe, mapping uncharted rivers, living among local tribes and documenting the knowledge of shamans.

Thirty years later, his student Wade Davis landed in Bogota to follow in his mentor’s footsteps – so creating an epic tale of undaunted adventure, a compelling work of natural history and a testament to the spirit of scientific exploration.

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In the 1940s, biologist Richard Evans Schultes uncovered many of the secrets of the rain forest, relying not only on his own prodigious investigations, but on the wisdom passed down by local tribes.

Thirty years later his student, Wade Davis, followed in his footsteps.

Two interwoven tales of scientific adventure bring to life the riches of the Amazon basin and bear witness to the destruction of its indigenous culture and natural wonders over two generations.

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"Davis writes magnificently... A great lyrical book, as richly varied as the rain forests it describes" ( New York Times Book Review)

"An exceptional tale of 20th-century scientific exploration and a rousing travelogue to places both real and illusory" ( Kirkus Reviews)

" Extraordinary...a biographical tapestry rich in history, adventure, intrigue and scholarship" ( Nature)

"A wild ride through one rapid after another… magnificent" ( Boston Globe)

"Brilliantly written..this is essential reading for anyone interested in [the Amazon] area" ( Good Book Guide)

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