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Paddle to the Amazon

The Ultimate 12,000-Mile Canoe Adventure

by (author) Don Starkell

Publisher
McClelland & Stewart
Initial publish date
Sep 1994
Category
Canoeing, Adventure, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780771082566
    Publish Date
    Sep 1994
    List Price
    $24.95

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It was crazy. It was unthinkable. It was the adventure of a lifetime.

When Don and Dana Starkell left Winnipeg in a tiny three-seater canoe, they had no idea of the dangers that lay ahead. Two years and 12,180 miles later, father and son had each paddled nearly twenty million strokes, slept on beaches, in jungles and fields, dined on tapir, shark, and heaps of roasted ants.

They encountered piranhas, wild pigs, and hungry alligators. They were arrested, shot at, taken for spies and drug smugglers, and set upon by pirates. They had lived through terrifying hurricanes, food poisoning, and near starvation. And at the same time they had set a record for a thrilling, unforgettable voyage of discovery and old-fashioned adventure.

"Courageous . . . Exciting and always immediate." -- The New York Times Book Review

About the author

Contributor Notes

Don Starkell (December 7, 1932 – January 28, 2012) was a Canadian adventurer, diarist and author, perhaps best known for his achievements in canoeing.

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