The Amazon River has always intrigued and amazed me. I haven’t ever been there, but always enjoy reading about the people, culture, plants, wildlife and geography of the area.
This is the true story of Paul Rosolie and his journey and adventures in the Madre de Dios region of the Amazon. Madre de Dios means Mother of God in Spanish, hence the name of the book.
I found the writing and journey itself to be absolutely fascinating. His passion, sense of adventure and respect for the planet really shine through. He was just 18 when he first embarked on his journey and is still in his 20’s. It will be exciting to see how he continues his work to conserve the treasures this world has to offer.
Mother of God
An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon
by Paul Rosolie
Pub. date 3/18/14
Description: “In the Madre de Dios (“Mother of God”) region of Peru, where the Amazon River begins, the cloud forests of the Andes converge with the lowland Amazon rainforest to create the most biodiverse place on the planet. In January 2006, Paul Rosolie, a restless eighteen-year-old hungry for adventure, embarked on a journey to the western Amazon that would transform his life. Venturing alone into the most inaccessible reaches of the jungle, he encountered massive snakes, isolated tribes, prowling jaguars, giant anteaters, poachers trafficking in the black market of endangered species, and much more. He even discovered a new kind of ecosystem now known as a “floating forest.” Yet today the primordial depths of the Madre de Dios are in grave danger.”
Enter daily through the Rafflecopter form below: