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The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon

Author: David Grann
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Percy Harrison Fawcett; Percy Harrison Fawcett; David Grann
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Grann
ISBN: 9780385513531 0385513534
OCLC Number: 226038067
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xi, 339 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: We shall return --
The vanishing --
The search begins --
Buried treasure --
Blank spots on the map --
The disciple --
Freeze-dried icecream 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.
Responsibility: David Grann.
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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."--publisher description.

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