Tarantulas, Marmosets and Other Stories: An Amazon Diary by Nick Gordon

Tarantulas, Marmosets and Other Stories: An Amazon Diary by Nick Gordon newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Metro, 1997, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: Tarantulas, Marmosets and Other Stories: An Amazon Diary tells of what really is involved at the cutting edge of wildlife filming.

For almost a decade, wildlife explorer and award-winning photographer Nick Gordon has lived in the Amazon basin, capturing the dazzling array of rare species that make their home in and around the rainforest: the giant eight-eyed tarantulas which live in a network of underground burrows on the forest floor, the jaguars stalking freshwater turtles in the shallows and the marmosets living in the jungle.

But wildlife photography is rarely simple, and, in his inspirational account, Nick tells of the amazing moments that he and his crew experience as they go in search of the perfect shot from narrowly missing a military coup to dreaming of eating a crunchy onion ring only to find it was a crunchy cockroach instead!; from fleeing for their lives from hostile tribes to swimming with wild otters not to mention anacondas. He tells, too, of the precarious process of gaining acceptance among the rarely-contacted indigenous tribes (Piaroa Indians) with bizarre initiation rituals ranging from mind-blowing yoppo ceremonies to eating roast tarantula in a Piaroa death cavern.

Powerful and compelling, this is a book which depicts the Amazon in all its fascinating, vibrant and occasionally macabre detail.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.

Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 238 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt with you something from here?


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