Running the Amazon by Joe Kane

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Published by Adventure Library in Purdys, N.Y .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Amazon River

Subjects:

  • Kane, Joe -- Travel -- Amazon River.,
  • Amazon River -- Description and travel.

Edition Notes

Maps on endpapers.

Book details

Statementby Joe Kane.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF2546 .K19 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 321 p. :
Number of Pages321
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1128559M
ISBN 101885283024
LC Control Number94072783
OCLC/WorldCa32971449

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