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The Resource Canoeing the Congo : the first source-to-sea descent of the Congo River, Phil Harwood

Canoeing the Congo : the first source-to-sea descent of the Congo River, Phil Harwood

Label
Canoeing the Congo : the first source-to-sea descent of the Congo River
Title
Canoeing the Congo
Title remainder
the first source-to-sea descent of the Congo River
Statement of responsibility
Phil Harwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river's true source in the highlands of Zambia through war-torn Central Africa. With no outside help whatsoever he faced swamps, waterfalls, man-eating crocodiles, hippos, aggressive snakes, and spider webs the size of houses. He collapsed from malaria, and was arrested, intimidated, and chased. On one stretch, known as "The Abattoir" for its history of cannibalism and reputation for criminal activity, the four brothers he hired as bodyguards were asked by locals, "Why haven't you cut his throat yet?" But he also received tremendous hospitality from proud and brave people long forgotten by the Western world, especially friendly riverside fishermen who helped wherever they could
Cataloging source
UNITY
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1965-
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Harwood, Phil
Dewey number
916.7510434
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harwood, Phil
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Congo River
  • Harwood, Phil
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Travel
  • Congo River
Label
Canoeing the Congo : the first source-to-sea descent of the Congo River, Phil Harwood
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Kibworth Beauchamp, Matador, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn833276214
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781849534000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)833276214
Label
Canoeing the Congo : the first source-to-sea descent of the Congo River, Phil Harwood
Publication
Note
Originally published: Kibworth Beauchamp, Matador, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn833276214
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781849534000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)833276214

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