Iténez – River of hope

Image by Amanda Flora Hilda Bleher

Edited by Heiko Bleher 

Finally the English version of  the “Itenéz – River of Hope” – the unique biography of Amanda Bleher, edited by Heiko Bleher, has arrived. In this book Amanda Bleher tells us the true story of her incredible life of discoveries, and primarily that of her two South American expeditions in the 1950s carrying her 4 children into the “Green Hell”…

 This book tells a story true in every detail – that of the adventurous Mrs Amanda Flora Hilda Bleher, who relates the history of a large part of her life, an almost unbelievable tale right from the start. Amanda Bleher begins her book with her second major trip to South America in 1958, when she said farewell to Germany forever, with her goal the Iténez, a river on the border between Brazil and Bolivia. In so doing she refers extensively to her first journey to the New World – a journey that turned out to be an adventure beyond compare. A journey such as no woman before or after her has undertaken. She tells of the hardships that she had to overcome in the jungles of South America;  how, along with her four small children, she survived and battled her way through the ‘green hell’ in search of new species of plants, fishes, and other animals. Her objective was not to find gold, but to explore the Eldorado that is  the flora and fauna of South America…

Amanda Bleher 9.06.1910-25.05.1991

Price: Euro 14,90
Pages: 287

ISBN  978-88-901816-9-6

Printed by Aquapress Publishers, Italy

Available also in German language



 As appeared in one of Germany’s most famous daily’s Frankfurter Rundschau. In their Sunday issue they dedicated an almost entire page commenting on one of Frankfurt’s most famous women that lived and her amazing book Iténez – River of Hope. This was naturally in German language. But this book is also available in English language edition.


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7 thoughts on “Iténez – River of hope

  1. Josué Ávila Molina Post author

    Beautiful shrimp and amazing photo as always Mr. Heiko. Long time ago someone brought to Costa Rica some Atyopsis species (shrimp species with fan-like pin to get algae from the water flow) and this ones looks pretty similar, maybe another species but it’s just an opinion from a amateur aquarist Kid. Thank you for showing your discoveries.

  2. Mohammadreza Seifollahi Post author

    Dear Heiko Bleher
    You Reached 5,000 friend here. And I know You have many many friends all over the world, Which You know or don’t know, Supporting you, Loving you and waiting for you…

  3. Pablo Lozano Post author

    En mi caso tu eres el responsable de mi afición en el mundo de la acuarofilia,
    cada dia encuentro especies nuevas, de las cuales me enamora saber, que muchas de estas fueron descubiertas por una persona HEIKO, felicidades amigo en muchas partes del mundo a alguien le enseñaste algo.

  4. Bernd Posseckert Post author

    Eine wirklich spannende Familiengeschichte! Hab ich im OAM bereits vorgestellt…
    Bernd, Duesseldorf, Germany

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