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

Author: David Grann
Publisher: New York : Vintage Departures, ©2010.01.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization located deep in the deadly wilderness. He never returned. In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann tells the epic story of Fawcett's quest for this "Lost City of Z", as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Travel writing
Named Person: Percy Harrison Fawcett; Percy Harrison Fawcett; David Grann
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Grann
ISBN: 9781400078455 1400078458
OCLC Number: 864345886
Description: [16], 400 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait ; 21 cm
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.
Other Titles: A tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon
Responsibility: David Grann.

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In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization located deep in the deadly wilderness. He never returned. In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann tells the epic story of Fawcett's quest for this "Lost City of Z", as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

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