eTextbook: The Jewel Hunter

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    Author(s): Gooddie, Chris

    ISBN 10: 1903657164. See all ISBN's

    ISBN 13: 9781903657164

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    Publisher: Princeton University Press

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    Description:

    A tale of one man's obsession with rainforest jewels, this is the story of an impossible dream: a quest to see every one of the world's most elusive avian gems--a group of birds known as pittas--in a single year.

    Insightful, compelling, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is more than a book about birds. It's a true story detailing the lengths to which a man will go to escape his midlife crisis. A travelogue with a difference, it follows a journey from the suburban straitjacket of High Wycombe to the steamy, leech-infested rainforests of remotest Asia, Africa, and Australia.

    Dangerous situations, personal traumas, and logistical nightmares threaten The Jewel Hunter's progress. Will venomous snakes or razor-clawed bears intervene? Or will running out of fuel mid-Pacific ultimately sink the mission? The race is on. . . .

    If you've ever yearned to escape your day job, wondered what makes men tick, or simply puzzled over how to make a truly world-class cup of tea, this is a book for you.

    All ISBN's for this title:

    ISBN 10: 1903657164, ISBN 13: 9781903657164, eISBN 10: 1400847230, eISBN 13: 9781400847235

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