March 2024

River. A young man in a worn straw hat, a loose beige shirt and blue pants rows in a canoe.





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Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates's 11 year journey through the Amazon rainforest in the 1850s. As in any great detective story, audiences will be fascinated by the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive. Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and most importantly, putting the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" for natural selection. Audiences will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates' endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy.

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