Monday, April 06, 2015

David Grann, The Lost City of Z

David Grann, The Lost City of ZThe last chapter was the most interesting, and I'd love to read more about the current archaeological research in the amazon basin rather than the egotistical explorations of the last century. Still, the book was worth the read for three things: 1) the diary excerpts about insects, 2) the mention of espundia (mucocutaneous leishmaniasis), and 3) this description: "Fawcett, wearing gabardine breeches, leather boots, a Stetson, and a silk scarf wrapped around his neck—his standard explorer’s uniform-".

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