These classic works of non-fiction explore two different expeditions searching for lost cities in the Amazonian and Honduran rainforests, emerging with similar reflections on the sustainability of our future.
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Published by Double Day, 2009, pp 352.
The Lost City of Z is the tragic story of the great British explorer Percy H. Fawcett and his lifelong quest, which turned into obsession, for finding the Lost City of Z in the Amazonian jungle, as investigated and narrated by American journalist and staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, David Grann. Fawcett was the last of the individualist explorers of the vanished age of exploration who ventured into the unknown on foot with nothing more than a machete before scientists and avaricious individuals started using and exploiting technology for various scientific discoveries and personal gains.