Joe Kane

Joe Kane is an American author of two books and is also a journalist who writes for numerous publications such as "The New Yorker", "National Geographic", and "Esquire".

Kane is best known for his book "Running the Amazon" (1989), a firsthand account of the only expedition ever to travel the entire 4,200-mile Amazon River from its source in Peru to the Atlantic Ocean, which took place between August 1985 and February 1986. The book is widely considered a classic of adventure literature. [It is listed on "Outside Magazine's" "25 Best Adventure Books of the Last 100 Years" and "National Geographic's" "The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time" - see Outdoor literature.]

In 1991, Kane traveled to Ecuador to learn about the Huaorani Indians and their struggles with international oil companies who were exploiting the Amazon with poor environmental practices such as setting off explosive charges, building new roads and oil rigs, and causing oil spills. Based on his experiences there he wrote "Savages" (1995).


*"Running the Amazon". 1989. ISBN 067972902X - Vintage paperback re-print 1990, includes a brief after word not in the first edition describing what happened to the people afterwards.
*"Savages". 1995. ISBN 0679411917Articles
*"Roaring through Earth’s Deepest Canyon", by Joe Kane, "National Geographic" January 1993.


External links

* [ "Running the Amazon"] , by Joe Kane. Excerpts and photos from book.

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