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Paddle to the Amazon: The Ultimate 12, 000 Mile Canoe Adventure Paperback – Sep 1994


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  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Inc.; New edition edition (Sept. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780771082566
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771082566
  • ASIN: 0771082568
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,219,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Feb. 1999
This is an amazing account of courage and commitment to a long term goal. What I find remarkable about Starkell's style of writing is that he is very forthright about stating any errors of judgement he made during this expedition (as he also was in 'Paddle to the Arctic'). The man is obviously able to laugh at himself. Another interesting aspect of this book is how the father and son relationship is affected during the journey. My only complaints are related to the graphics, the text itself warrants 5 stars. These concerns are; a) there should be more photographs, b) there should be only 1 photograph to a page (especially with a paperback), c) the maps should be much more detailed. Any books by Starkell have alot of practical value to people who do backcountry travel.
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It's actually 18 years since I read this--on a diving expedition in Belize--but I've never forgotten the sense of excitement it inspired in me. The journey that Don and his son embarked upon was mind-boggling in its ambition, and I remain in awe of the determination, courage and imagination they exhibited in seeing the journey to its close. I'd recommend this very highly indeed to anybody with a sense of adventure: whether you plan to get out and do amazing things yourself, or prefer to read about them from the comfort of a cozy chair at home. Time for me to get it off the shelf and re-read it, I think.
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By A Customer on 24 Jan. 1999
You may not like Don Starkell, but here is the type of guy that makes for good reading. His tunnel vision and pursuit of his goal is uncanny. Sometimes one wonders what he actually prepared for during the ten years that he spent getting ready for this world record trip. But,nevertheless, it's quite an exciting read. I wish there were more adventure books like this one out there.
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