Along the River That Flows Uphill: From the Orinocco to the Amazon (Armchair Traveller) (Hardcover)
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The Casiquiare is unique. There is no other river like it on the planet. Somehow it manages to unite the two river systems of the Orinoco and the Amazon that should, by rights, be entirely separate, and the Casiquiare performs the astonishing feat of flowing up and over the watershed that divides them. Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt travelled along the Casiquiare at the behest of the Royal Geographical Society-and in the footsteps of exploring greats like Alexander von Humboldt and Aime Bonpland-to gather information about the river and the fierce Yanomani tribe that still maintains its austere and primitive lifestyle in the region.
About the Author
Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt are both members of the Authors' Guild. The books they have co-authored inculde Lost in Tibet; Along the River that Flows Uphill: from the Orinoco to the Amazon; A Room with a Pew: Sleeping our way through Spain's Ancient Monasteries; and Greenland.