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The Resource The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann, (OverDrive electronic resource)

The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann, (OverDrive electronic resource)

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The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon
Title
The lost city of Z
Title remainder
a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon
Statement of responsibility
David Grann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century": what happened to British explorer Percy Fawcett. In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization. For centuries Europeans believed the world's largest jungle concealed the glittering El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions, he embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization--which he dubbed "Z"--existed. Then he and his expedition vanished. Fawcett's fate--and the clues he left behind--became an obsession for hundreds who followed him. As Grann delved deeper into Fawcett's mystery, and the greater mystery of the Amazon, he found himself irresistibly drawn into the "green hell."--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DMM
Dewey number
  • 918.1/1046
  • 918.1/1046
  • 918.1/1046
Label
The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann, (OverDrive electronic resource)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Description based on print version record
  • B001NLL414 (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN))
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-326) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We shall return -- The vanishing -- The search begins -- Buried treasure -- Blank spots on the map -- The disciple -- Freeze-dried ice cream and adrenaline socks -- Into the Amazon -- The secret papers -- The green hell -- Dead Horse Camp -- In the hands of the gods -- Ransom -- The case for Z -- El Dorado -- The locked box -- The whole world is mad -- A scientific obsession -- An unexpected clue -- Have no fear -- The last eyewitness -- Dead or alive -- The colonel's bones -- The other world -- Z
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Isbn
9780385529228
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe EPUB)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
247b7588-32ea-4360-a8b7-fa21e51dbf6c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)318971407
Label
The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann, (OverDrive electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Description based on print version record
  • B001NLL414 (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN))
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-326) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We shall return -- The vanishing -- The search begins -- Buried treasure -- Blank spots on the map -- The disciple -- Freeze-dried ice cream and adrenaline socks -- Into the Amazon -- The secret papers -- The green hell -- Dead Horse Camp -- In the hands of the gods -- Ransom -- The case for Z -- El Dorado -- The locked box -- The whole world is mad -- A scientific obsession -- An unexpected clue -- Have no fear -- The last eyewitness -- Dead or alive -- The colonel's bones -- The other world -- Z
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Isbn
9780385529228
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe EPUB)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
247b7588-32ea-4360-a8b7-fa21e51dbf6c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)318971407

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