Extract from TERRA, direction Michael Pitiot and Yann Arthus-Bertrand, score Armand Amar, cinematography Bruno Cusa, production company HOPE Production
The Lost World
Discovered and explored late in the 19th century, the most famous tepuy, Mount Roraima was climbed in 1884 by a British expedition; dinosaurs are no longer found there, but its fauna, flora and geology are still largely unknown despite numerous study campaigns. An account of one of these expeditions largely inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to write his adventure novel The Lost World in 1912, which was the source of many other books, films and TV dramas.
With the arrival of tourism especially in the 1980s, Mount Roraima is a popular summit for hikers because of its unique environment and its relatively easy access and ascent conditions.
On the continent, Venezuela has borders with Guyana to the east-south-east, Brazil to the south, Colombia to the south-southwest and to the west, finally a few tens of nautical miles off the coast of coasts of the sea of Caribbean to the north, are the Netherlands Antilles (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao) and Trinidad and -Tobago (ex-GB).
Very schematically, three major geographic regions make up this country: - to the north and west the coast and the Andes , in the center of the country of vast plains, and in the south-east the Guyanese massif.
Venezuela also has 72 islands, scattered in the Caribbean Sea and in the Atlantic Ocean , grouped together in the Federal dependencies. Margarita is the largest and most populous.