The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon (Paperback)
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DescriptionColonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's novel The Lost World, was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace. For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration.
- Published: 20 March 2010
- Format: Paperback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781847394439 ISBN 10: 1847394434
- Sales rank: 45,557
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Reviews for The Lost City of Z
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This book is great. Providing a impressive narrative of both the past and present challenges of the amazon and the secrets that it continues to devulge. I love the tone set in this book and I can clearly imagine the journies of the colonel and the time of his explorations alongside the comparison provided by the authors journey convay the difference in time from the past to the present and ask what will the future of the amazon entail. What secrets will it surrender?
Great book, great read.
You will remember this story and maybe be inspired to find out more about the colonel. by Daniel