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Author Grann, David.

Title The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon / David Grann.

Imprint New York : Doubleday, c2009.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  918.11046 G766l 2009    ---  Available
 Parsons Non-Fiction  918.1 G759    ---  DUE 09-25-19
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 339 p., [16] p. of plates, maps : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Maps on lining papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-326) and index.
Contents We shall return -- The vanishing -- The search begins -- Buried treasure -- Blank spots on the map -- The disciple -- Freeze-dried ice cream and adrenaline socks -- Into the Amazon -- The secret papers -- The green hell -- Dead Horse Camp -- In the hands of the gods -- Ransom -- The case for Z -- El Dorado -- The locked box -- The whole world is mad -- A scientific obsession -- An unexpected clue -- Have no fear -- The last eyewitness -- Dead or alive -- The colonel's bones -- The other world -- Z.
Indexed In: Library Journal, November 2008
Pub Weekly, October 2008
Booklist, November 2008
New York Times, March 2009
Kirkus Review, December 2008
Summary After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century": what happened to British explorer Percy Fawcett. In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization. For centuries Europeans believed the world's largest jungle concealed the glittering El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions, he embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization--which he dubbed "Z"--existed. Then he and his expedition vanished. Fawcett's fate--and the clues he left behind--became an obsession for hundreds who followed him. As Grann delved deeper into Fawcett's mystery, and the greater mystery of the Amazon, he found himself irresistibly drawn into the "green hell."--From publisher description.
Audience Adult Follett Library Resources
Subject Amazon River Region -- Description and travel.
El Dorado.
Fawcett, Percy Harrison, 1867-1925? -- Travel -- Amazon River Region.
Fawcett, Percy Harrison, 1867-1925? -- Death and burial.
Grann, David -- Travel -- Amazon River Region.
Explorers -- Amazon River Region.
Fawcett, Percy Harrison, 1867-1925? -- Death and burial.
Amazon River Region -- Description and travel.
El Dorado.
Explorers -- Amazon River Region.
ISBN 0385513534
9780385513531
Standard No. IG# 9780385513531
NZ1 12704502
AU@ 000043934312
NLGGC 318751291

 
    
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