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The Resource The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann

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

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The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon
Title
The lost city of Z
Title remainder
a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon
Statement of responsibility
David Grann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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."--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
918.1/1046
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F2546
LC item number
.G747 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 339 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400078455
Lccn
2008017432
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
ocn226038067
Label
The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 339 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400078455
Lccn
2008017432
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
ocn226038067

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