Journey of the Pink Dolphins: An Amazon Quest

Journey of the Pink Dolphins: An Amazon Quest

Sy Montgomery


By the acclaimed writer of The Soul of an Octopus and the bestselling memoir The sturdy sturdy Pig.

When Sy Montgomery ventured into the Amazon to liberate the mysteries of the littleknown purple dolphins, she stumbled on historical whales that plied the Amazon River at sunrise and nightfall, swam via treetops in flooded forests, and played underwater ballets with their versatile our bodies. yet she quickly discovered that to grasp the botos, because the dolphins are in the neighborhood referred to as, you want to additionally understand the folks who reside between them.

And so in Journey of the purple Dolphins, Montgomery―part naturalist, half poet, half Indiana Jones―winds her manner via watery tributaries and riverside villages, trying to find botos and listening to the stories of locals who think those airy dolphins are shape-shifters―creatures that emerge from the water as wonderfully dressed males or girls in simple terms to enchant their human onlookers, seize their souls, after which hold them away to the Encante, an underwater international. Montgomery takes readers on 4 separate trips, exploring the river-dwelling dolphins’ typical historical past, chronicling their conservation pressures, unraveling their prehistoric roots, and vacationing with shamans who delve into the Encante.

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