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The Resource The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann

The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann

Label
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
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grann, David
Dewey number
918.1/1046
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F2546
LC item number
.G747 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fawcett, Percy Harrison
  • Fawcett, Percy Harrison
  • Grann, David
  • El Dorado
  • Explorers
  • Amazon River Region
Target audience
adult
Label
The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-383) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 400 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385529228
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0008972050
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1689761
  • bl2017018036
  • 1689761
Label
The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-383) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 400 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385529228
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0008972050
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1689761
  • bl2017018036
  • 1689761

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