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RIVERGODS: Exploring the World's Great Wild Rivers

Bangs, Richard; Kallen, Christian

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ISBN 10: 0871568454 / ISBN 13: 9780871568458
Published by Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: RIVERGODS: Exploring the World's Great Wild ...

Publisher: Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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This book traces the adventures of explorers Richard Bangs and Christian Kallen as they raft down rivers in North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia, selecting rivers with gradients that ensured white water. Along the way they combined physical challenge with anthropological and ecological investigation. Bangs and Kallen encountered hidden African tribes, observed Peruvian ceremonies revering the Inca and discovered for themselves that the Indus is still only partly navigable.

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The lure of river-rafting has taken Bangs and Kallen across hundreds of miles of waterways. Here they describe their breathtaking explorations of such rivers as the Omo in Ethiopia, the Zambezi (Zambia), the Coruh (Turkey), the Indus (Pakistan), the Apurimac (Peru), the Colorado (Arizona) and the Tatshenshini (Alaska/Yukon). They relate adventuresfellow travelers lost in the rapids, a crocodile that tried to make a meal of their inflatable raftand memorable events and sightsnatives befriended along the way, the beauty of the mountains towering above them and fleeting glimpses of birds among the dense foliage. Bangs amd Kallen narrate myths and legends and discuss the cultures that have evolved around these rivers. Photos. 30,000 ad/promo; first serial to Islands Magazine; Macmillan Natural Science Book Club main selection. October
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