Amazon Task Force - Peter Dixon in collaboration with Dick BellHodder & Stoughton, 1984, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper is water marked on the reverse at the foot of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “High in the Peruvian Andes, glaciers bleed white water. Trickle becomes stream, stream becomes river — and the ‘Great Speaker’, Rio Apurimac, the Amazon source tributary is born.
It was to this forbidding terrain that the combined services expedition came in a specially designed hovercraft. Through the territories of primitive tribes people, guerrillas and cocaine drug runners, they successfully extended the navigable length of the Amazon.
Medical services were provided where none had existed before. Water supplies were purified and, freed from parasites, and countless Indians were treated. The work of Christian missionaries was greatly advanced, and a positive legacy, both spiritual and material, was left behind.
AMAZON TASK FORCE is a story of breathtaking Christian adventure, described by the BBC as the ‘most positive British action for restoration of good relations during a difficult year in South America’..”