Why the World’s Tallest Waterfall is Named Angel Falls

  title={Why the World’s Tallest Waterfall is Named Angel Falls},
  author={Karen Angel},
  journal={Terrae Incognitae},
  pages={16 - 42}
  • K. Angel
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • Art
  • Terrae Incognitae
Abstract Jimmie Angel (1899–1956) was an aviator and adventurer in the early years of air exploration. This article discusses his discovery of Angel Falls, the world’s tallest waterfall, which bears his name, and the impact of that discovery — and his reputation and dogged determination — on later expeditions into the Venezuelan interior. The author, Angel’s niece, pieces together this fascinating story using a blend of dedicated archival research and painstakingly acquired family history and… 
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