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The lost city of Z [GRPL Book Club] : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon / David Grann.

The lost city of Z [GRPL Book Club] : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon

Grann, David. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781400078455 :
  • Physical Description: (xi, 400 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Vintage Departures ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2010.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-383) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "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."--P. [4] of cover.
Subject: Amazon River Region > Description and travel.
El Dorado.
Fawcett, Percy Harrison, 1867-1925? > Travel > Amazon River Region.
Fawcett, Percy Harrison, 8167-1925? > Death and burial.
Grann, David > Travel > Amazon River Region.
Explorers > Amazon River Region.

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