By Scott Wallace
THE UNCONQUERED TELLS the intense actual tale OF A trip INTO THE inner most RECESSES OF THE AMAZON to trace one of many PLANET’S final UNCONTACTED IN DIGENOUS TRIBES.
Even at the present time there stay tribes within the a ways reaches of the Amazon rainforest that experience refrained from touch with smooth civilization. intentionally hiding from the surface global, they're the unconquered, the final survivors of an old tradition that predates the coming of Columbus within the New World. during this gripping first-person account of experience and survival, writer Scott Wallace chronicles an excursion into the Amazon’s uncharted depths, learning the rainforest’s secrets and techniques whereas relocating ever toward a potential come upon with one such tribe—the mysterious flecheiros, or “People of the Arrow,” seldom-glimpsed warriors recognized to repulse all intruders with showers of lethal arrows. On task for National Geographic, Wallace joins Brazilian explorer Sydney Possuelo on the head of a thirty-four-man crew that ventures deep into the unknown looking for the tribe. Possuelo’s undertaking is to guard the Arrow humans. however the info he must achieve this can purely be gleaned via getting into an international of everlasting twilight underneath the wooded area canopy.
Danger lurks at each step because the day trip seeks out the Arrow humans even whereas attempting to steer clear of them. alongside the best way, Wallace uncovers clues as to who the Arrow humans could be, how they've got controlled to suffer as one of many final unconquered tribes, and why quite a bit approximately them needs to stay shrouded in secret in the event that they are to outlive. Laced with classes from anthropology and the Amazon’s personal convulsed historical past, and boasting a Conradian solid of unforgettable characters—all pushed by means of a keenness to maintain the wild, but in addition wracked through worry, suspicion, and the determined want to make it domestic alive—The Unconquered reveals this serious battleground within the struggle to avoid wasting the planet because it has not often been visible, wrapped in a page-turning story of adventure.
From the Hardcover edition.