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For fans of The Lost City of Z, Walking the Amazon, and Turn Right at Machu Picchu comes naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolies extraordinary adventure in the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon—a tale of discovery that vividly captures the awe, beauty, and isolation of this endangered land and presents an impassioned call to save it.In the Madre de Dios—Mother of God—region of Peru, where the Amazon River begins its massive flow, the Andean Mountain cloud forests fall into lowland Amazon Rainforest, creating the most biodiversity-rich place on the planet. In January 2006, when he was just a restless eighteen-year-old hungry for adventure, Paul Rosolie embarked on a journey to the west Amazon that would transform his life.Venturing alone into some of the most inaccessible reaches of the jungle, he encountered giant snakes, floating forests, isolated tribes untouched by outsiders, prowling jaguars, orphaned baby anteaters, poachers in the black market trade in endangered species, and much more.



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Paul Rosolie

Paul Rosolie is a naturalist, explorer, author, and award winning wildlife filmmaker. His short film An Unseen World won the UN Forum on Forests 2013 short films award, and has been described as 'nature filmmaking at its most raw and innovative".Specializing in tropical rain forests, his work has taken him to place like Borneo, India, Brazil, and Peru. In the Amazon he has traveled with poachers into deep jungle to document the black market trade in endangered species, researched giant anacondas, raised an orphaned giant anteater by hand, and explored a previously undocumented ecosystem that has come to be called the 'floating forest'. He spends extended periods in solitude, paddling his raft in remote corners of the jungle, filming, writing, and observing wildlife.His book book Mother of God has gained the praise of environmentalists and adventurers such as Jane Goodall, Bear Grylls, and Bill McKibben who have called the book a "gripping", "awe inspiring", "rousing tale", "with a great and enduring point".



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