By Sy Montgomery
Via the acclaimed writer of The Soul of an Octopus and the bestselling memoir the nice solid Pig.
When Sy Montgomery ventured into the Amazon to unencumber the mysteries of the littleknown crimson dolphins, she came across historical 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 discovered that to grasp the botos, because the dolphins are in the community referred to as, you want to additionally understand the folks who stay between them.
And so in trip of the crimson Dolphins, Montgomery―part naturalist, half poet, half Indiana Jones―winds her manner via watery tributaries and riverside villages, looking for 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 in simple terms to enchant their human onlookers, seize their souls, after which hold them away to the Encante, an underwater global. Montgomery takes readers on 4 separate trips, exploring the river-dwelling dolphins’ common background, chronicling their conservation pressures, unraveling their prehistoric roots, and traveling with shamans who delve into the Encante.