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This is an auction for THE RIVERS AMAZON by Alex Shoumatoff.

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"Alex Shoumatoff is an American writer known for his literary journalism, nature and environmental writing, and books and magazine pieces about political and environmental situations and world affairs. He was a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine from 1978 to 1987, a founding contributing editor of Outside magazine and Condé Nast Traveler, and is a senior contributing editor to Vanity Fair, his main outlet since 1986. He is known for reporting on some of the most remote corners of the world . . . He went to New York City to perform his songs but was not confident in his singing and guitar-playing to play publicly, and ended up instead writing for magazines, starting with the Village Voice. He developed a piece on Florida into his first book, FLORIDA RAMBLE, and married his editor's assistant . . . The marriage lasted only two years, and the heartbroken Shoumatoff, after turning in his second book, a natural and cultural history of Westchester County, New York took off for the Amazon which he had been longing to explore since seeing the film "Black Orpheus" and listening to the bossa records of Charlie Byrd and Stan Getz. There he spent nine months in the rainforest, getting to a remote Yanomamo Indian village where that no one from the outside world had set foot in, and nearly dying of falciparum malaria. His book on the experience is a riveting account titled THE RIVERS AMAZON, which was published by Sierra Club Press, and compared by reviewers with the classic books on the Amazon by Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Walter Bates . . . "

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Paperback 1987.

238 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $5.95 (tracked mail).

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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