The Boiling River

The Boiling River

Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon

Book - 2016
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A National Geographic Young Explorer, Ruzo's fresh and exciting voice brings to life the Peruvian legend of the river, deep in the Amazon, that boils as if a fire burns below. The story haunted Ruzo throughout his childhood; until twenty years on, Ruzo - now a geologist - heard his aunt mention visiting this strange and mysterious river. Determined to prove it a legend, Ruzo set out on a journey deep, the results of which would astound him and lead him to a new obsession, discovering the secret behind this boiling river. As he studies alongside the locals, including a shaman that acts as his mentor, Ruzo faces challenges more complex than he had ever imagined. The tangle of competing interests, locals, illegal cattle farmers, logging and oil companies, and government interests, all have a stake in this land. Ultimately, The Boiling River is more than a quest for scientific discovery - it's the journey of a young man trying to understand his moral obligation to protect a sacred site from misuse, neglect, and even from his own discovery.
Publisher: London : 2016. TED Books,
ISBN: 9781471151583
Branch Call Number: ANF 333.7098544 RUZO
Characteristics: 117 pages : colour illustrations ; 20 cm

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