By Sy Montgomery
Through the acclaimed writer of The Soul of an Octopus and the bestselling memoir the great solid Pig.
When Sy Montgomery ventured into the Amazon to release the mysteries of the littleknown red dolphins, she came across old 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 figured out that to understand the botos, because the dolphins are in the neighborhood referred to as, you want to additionally recognize the folk who dwell between them.
And so in trip of the red Dolphins, Montgomery―part naturalist, half poet, half Indiana Jones―winds her method 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 ladies purely 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’ average background, chronicling their conservation pressures, unraveling their prehistoric roots, and vacationing with shamans who delve into the Encante.
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