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By Bruce Parry

Explorer Bruce Parry embarks on an epic trip down the Amazon. Written in diary shape, the publication deals a unprecedented perception into the methods of existence that experience existed because the sunrise of time and are approximately to vanish perpetually. ailment, injuries and all demeanour of unexpected mishaps try out Parry's energy each step of ways.

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