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    DescriptionTHE UNCONQUERED TELLS THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF A JOURNEY INTO THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF THE AMAZON TO TRACK ONE OF THE PLANET'S LAST UNCONTACTED IN DIGENOUS TRIBES. Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the outside world, they are the unconquered, the last survivors of an ancient culture that predates the arrival of Columbus in the New World. In this gripping first-person account of adventure and survival, author Scott Wallace chronicles an expedition into the Amazon's uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest's secrets while moving ever closer to a possible encounter with one such tribe--the mysterious "flecheiros, "or "People of the Arrow," seldom-glimpsed warriors known to repulse all intruders with showers of deadly arrows. On assignment for "National Geographic, "Wallace joins Brazilian explorer Sydney Possuelo at the head of a thirty-four-man team that ventures deep into the unknown in search of the tribe. Possuelo's mission is to protect the Arrow People. But the information he needs to do so can only be gleaned by entering a world of permanent twilight beneath the forest canopy. Danger lurks at every step as the expedition seeks out the Arrow People even while trying to avoid them. Along the way, Wallace uncovers clues as to who the Arrow People might be, how they have managed to endure as one of the last unconquered tribes, and why so much about them must remain shrouded in mystery if they are to survive. Laced with lessons from anthropology and the Amazon's own convulsed history, and boasting a Conradian cast of unforgettable characters--all driven by a passion to preserve the wild, but also wracked by fear, suspicion, and the desperate need to make it home alive--"The Unconquered "reveals this critical battleground in the fight to save the planet as it has rarely been seen, wrapped in a page-turning tale of adventure. "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    The Unconquered
    Subtitle
    in Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Scott Wallace
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307462978
    ISBN 10: 0307462978
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLSB
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL9
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-TT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000, TRV010000
    B&T Approval Code: A33200000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 91
    BISAC V2.8: HIS033000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23290
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLSB
    BISAC V2.8: TRV024020
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 981/.1, 981.1
    LC classification: F2519.1.A6 W35 2011
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    DC23: 918.1
    Thema V1.0: JBSL11, WTLP
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
    Imprint name
    Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
    Publication date
    16 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    SCOTT WALLACE is a journalist whose assignments have taken him from the Himalayas and the streets of Baghdad to the Alaskan Arctic and the Amazon. A former correspondent for the Guardian and Newsweek, he has written for National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and Harper’s. His photography has appeared in Smithsonian, Outside, and Sports Afield. His television credits include CBS, CNN, and National Geographic Channel. From the Hardcover edition.
    Review quote
    "Wallace's foreboding is matched by his sense of wonder." - "New York Times Book Review " "Astonishing." - "The London Sunday Times" "A rousing adventure tale." -" Wall Street Journal" "Wallace's gripping account takes us upriver to a place very few outsiders have ever seen." - "The Boston Globe" "What a great book! An adventure story worthy of Joseph Conrad or Peter Matthiessen." - "The Oregonian""" "Rousing." - "TIME" " " "Startlingly novelistic." - "Salon.com" "It's easy to picture "The Unconquered "being made into a movie." - "Washington Post Express" "Masterful...positively cinematic." - "Yale Alumni Magazine" "An eye-opening read...one of the most gripping pieces of non-fiction around.... You'll swear you are reading a thriller novel." - "Guernica " "Dream assignment or nightmare? An editor from "National Geographic" asked journalist Scott Wallace to join an expedition into the deepest wilds of the Amazon jungle to find the mysterious 'People of the Arrow.' While the experience was pretty much a nightmare, it's a blessing for readers of Wallace's fascinating book." -- "Associated Press" "Echoing Amazonia's earliest European explorers, Wallace crafts a tale that is part gripping adventure story, part window into the unexpected complexities of a developing country where uncontacted tribes stand between a resource-hungry economy and an area abounding in natural wealth." - "Indian Country Today" "Rife with poachers, drug smugglers, illegal gold miners and violent tribes already acquainted with the dangers of modern life...Wallace describes the trek in vivid, if unsettling, terms." - "Maclean's" "Wallace joins the tribe of jungle-besotted literary types led by Redmond O'Hanlon and David Grann and presents a credibly incredible tale about his voyage past the edge of modernity." - "Huffington Post" "A gripping tale of adventure." - "Washingtonian" "While i