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The boiling river : adventure and discovery in the Amazon

Author: Andrés Ruzo
Publisher: New York : TED Books/ Simon & Schuster, ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this exciting adventure mixed with amazing scientific study, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon where rivers boil and legends come to life. When Andres Ruzo was just a small boy in Peru, his grandfather told him the story of a mysterious legend: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it. Twelve years later, Ruzo now a geoscientist hears  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Andrés Ruzo; Andrés Ruzo
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrés Ruzo
ISBN: 1501119478 9781501119477
OCLC Number: 905685900
Notes: The Boiling River is the companion to Andres Ruzo's TED Talk, available for free at TED.com.
Description: 117 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Andrés Ruzo.
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In this exciting adventure mixed with amazing scientific study, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon where rivers boil and legends come to life. When Andres Ruzo was just a small boy in Peru, his grandfather told him the story of a mysterious legend: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it. Twelve years later, Ruzo now a geoscientist hears his aunt mention that she herself had visited this strange river. Determined to discover if the boiling river is real, Ruzo sets out on a journey deep into the Amazon. What he finds astounds him: In this long, wide, and winding river, the waters run so hot that locals brew tea in them; small animals that fall in are instantly cooked. As he studies the river, Ruzo faces challenges more complex than he had ever imaged. "The Boiling River" follows this young explorer as he navigates a tangle of competing interests local shamans, illegal cattle farmers and loggers, and oil companies. This true account reads like a modern-day adventure, complete with extraordinary characters, captivating plot twists, and jaw-dropping details including stunning photographs and a never-before-published account about this incredible natural wonder. Ultimately, though, "The Boiling River" is about a man trying to understand the moral obligation that comes with scientific discovery to protect a sacred site from misuse, neglect, and even from his own discovery."

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