Demon River Apurimac: The First Navigation of Upper Amazon Canyons

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One-fifth of the world's river water rushes down the Amazon River into the Atlantic Ocean. A tiny thread of that monstrous surge of water makes an incredible 4000 mile journey. This thread, the Apurimac, is the source of the Amazon. It thaws reluctantly from a sweeping snow field 17,000 feet high in the cold, thin air of the Andes of southern Peru. It soon becomes a rivulet of clear water. From that point, it grows incessantly, crossing a flat pampa between bare, windswept hills. Then, at 13,000 feet, the Apurimac begins ...

Demon River Apurimac: The First Navigation of Upper Amazon Canyons 1996, University of Utah Press

ISBN-13: 9780874805253

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