In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon

In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon

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Overview

O'Hanlon takes us into the bug-ridden rain forest between the Orinoco and the Amazon--infested with jaguars and piranhas, where men would kill over a bottle of ketchup and where the locals may be the most violent people on earth (next to hockey fans).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679727149
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/1990
Series: Vintage Departures Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 824,360
Product dimensions: 5.23(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Literature, Redmond O'Hanlon was the natural history editor of The Times Literary Supplement for fifteen years. He lives near Oxford, England, with his wife and their two children. "Among contemporary travel writers," according to the Washington Post, "he has the best nose for the globe's precious few remaining blank spots . . . Long may he trudge and paddle."

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In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Sandydog1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have a colleague who was an explorer in the 1970s, back when you couldn't buy batteries or camera film in the African bush. I LOVE exploration/adventure stories from the 1960s to 1980s, when there were still lost lands, and the earth hasn't shriveled up from all the stressors so elequently described by [Thomas Friedman]. This book describes a 4-month exploration of Amazonia and although it ends rather abruptly, is a classic example of one of my all-time favorite genres.O'Hanlon tells us that, when you shoot a Howler Monkey out of tree, and run over to kill it, IT COVERS ITS HEAD WITH ITS HANDS. I don't miss too many meals, but that kind of fellow-primate cannibalism would stop me cold. I'll stick with 12 hours of shuttling around Central American habitats in the beautiful eco-tour buses. When the sun sets, its off to a delicious meal, cold local beers and luxury ecolodge beds, free of black fly swarms, ticks, terantulas, mosquitoes, bullet ants, chiggers, etc.I'll skip the yoppo pipe that causes your head to explode in projectile brown snot and puke. I'll skip the fear of 6-foot long silent curare arrows. And I'll definitely skip dining on any primate body parts. But, I'll continue to read about them.
hickmanmc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm a sucker for a book about adventures in another land and O'Hanlon's account of trying to meet members of the Yanomami tribe (supposedly the most violent people on earth) does not disappoint. O'Hanlon is a very entertaining writer and his native companions including the macho (and apparently self-proclaimed King of Virility) Chimo and several other men from villages in that area make this one crazy trip. They travel through dangerous jungle, meet dangerous animals, insects, fish and all kinds of stuff that make you wonder: why would people even go there? You will be left wondering if O'Hanlon is insane but even if he is, he's a heck of a writer. If you are a male, you will have nightmares about the Candiru fish. Google it and shudder.
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PedroMillero More than 1 year ago
The author and a companion from England travel with local guides and helpers along the Orinoco and through almost impenetrable jungle. The people and animals that they encounter are interesting but frightening and one wonders who in his right mind would travel to these places. They meet poisonous bugs, biting ants, large spiders, anacondas, jaguars and indians that would just as soon kill you as look at you (the Yanomami). The author is learned, observant, witty and writes extemely well. He has a special interest in birds and describes many beautiful kinds. This is a great book.