Exploration Fawcett

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Orion, 28 lug 2016 - 368 pagine

The life of Colonel Fawcett is now the subject of the major motion picture The Lost City of Z.

The disappearance of Colonel Fawcett in the Matto Grosso remains one of the great unsolved mysteries. In 1925, Fawcett was convinced that he had discovered the location of a lost city; he had set out with two companions, one of whom was his eldest son, to destination 'Z', never to be heard of again. His younger son, Brian Fawcett, has compiled this book from letters and records left by his father, whose last written words to his wife were: 'You need have no fear of any failure . . .' This is the thrilling and mysterious account of Fawcett's ten years of travels in deadly jungles and forests in search of a secret city.

 

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Praise for Exploration Fawcett Dedication Title Page Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Map Prologue by Brian Fawcett Epigraph
The Lost Mines of Muribeca
The Stone Idol
Path to Adventure
Fringe of the Wilderness
Rubber Boom
Born to Sorrow VII The Acre
River of Evil
The Turn of the Road
Bulls and Bultos
A Prehistoric Peep
The Front Door
Feeling the
The Veil of the Primeval
In the Dawn
The Veil Descends

Unsavoury Interlude
Poisoned Hell
Unlucky Thirteen
Good Savage
Roof of the World
The Darkest Continent
Epilogue
The New Prester John
About the Author
Copyright

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Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett was born in 1867 in Devon, England. At the age of nineteen he was given a commission in the Royal Artillery. He served in Ceylon for several years where he met and married his wife. Later he performed secret service work in North Africa. Fawcett found himself bored with Army life and learned the art of surveying, hoping to land a more interesting job. Then in 1906 came the offer from the Society: His ticket to adventure.

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