Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Peru: GRC Member Gives Lecture on The Boiling River of the Amazon

Andrés Ruzo: How I found a mythical boiling river in the Amazon (Ted Talk)

A past recipient of a GRC Scholarship, awarded a PhD in geophysics from SMU focusing on geothermal studies and a National Geographic Young Explorer, GRC Member Andrés Ruzo gives a Ted Talk on a unique geothermal feature in Peru, more than 400 miles from the nearest active volcano - the Boiling River of the Amazon.

When Andrés Ruzo was a young boy in Peru, his grandfather told him a story with an odd detail: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it. Twelve years later, after training as a geoscientist, he set out on a journey deep into the jungle of South America in search of this boiling river. At a time when everything seems mapped and measured, join Ruzo as he explores a river that forces us to question the line between known and unknown ... and reminds us that there are great wonders yet to be discovered.

Buy the Book!The Boiling River: Adventures and Discovery in the Amazon
by Andrés Ruzo

In this exciting adventure mixed with amazing scientific discovery, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist, journeys deep into the Amazon—where rivers boil and legends come to life.

Publication date: February 16th, 2016