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White Waters and Black Paperback – Mar 1 2001

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  • Paperback: 335 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (March 1 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226500187
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226500188
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 517 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #704,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In White Waters and Black Gordon MacCreagh, with a wicked eye for absurdities, Gordon MacCreagh recounts his adventures with eight "Eminent Scientificos" as they set out to explore the Amazon in 1923 without any idea of what lies ahead of them: rapids, malaria, monkey stew, and "dangerous savages." A combination of Twain's The Innocents Abroad and a cautionary tale for explorers, this is one of the most honest accounts ever written of a scientific expedition.

About the Author

Gordon MacCreagh (1886-1953), aside from being an author, was also an ethnologist, photographer, Nile barge captain, tea plantation manager, lecturer, and enthusiast of the Scottish bagpipes.


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