Galapagos CrusoesOrdinær pris 179,00 kr
A new, updated version of the celebrated 1968 title, Galapagos: Islands of Birds, by the renowned late ornithologist Bryan Nelson, with additional, previously unpublished reminiscences and lively and irreverent memories from his wife June. This timely reissue breathes new life into a classic work of natural history that will appeal to bird-lovers and Galapagos-lovers alike. It is as memorable for its groundbreaking descriptions of Galapagos wildlife as for June's naked appearance in the News of the World accompanied by a quote from the Duke of Edinburgh.
In 1964 the late Bryan Nelson, a zoologist, and his wife June spent a year living on two uninhabited, waterless Galapagos islands studying the three species of booby ('we couldn't resist also studying the great frigatebird and waved albatross, too' says June). Bryan's book, Galapagos: Islands of Birds was published in 1968 and, although by necessity a scientific study, his light touch and the extraordinary hardships and delights of living in total isolation with no means of rescue should things go wrong, make it an exceptionally good read. Now, nearly 60 years later, June Nelson has extracted the story of that extraordinary year and complemented it with her own recollections.
The couple's research and findings remain relevant and interesting, so plenty of wildlife descriptions are retained, but it is the mischievous mocking birds and friendly sea lions which will captivate the reader as much as the famous blue-footed boobies and waved albatrosses. At the end of their stay on Hood, when their clothes were literally in tatters and they went barefoot, they had news of the imminent visit of The Duke of Edinburgh and the Royal Yacht Britannia. June's description of this visit and their lunch on board with Prince Philip, make a surreal ending to a year of deteriorating food: 'Now our flour had around 50 maggots or beetles per pound...
- Forfattere: Bryan og June Nelson
- Publisert: April 2022
- Innbinding: Heftet
- Språk: Engelsk
- ISBN: 9781784778859
In PatagoniaOrdinær pris 169,00 kr
«The chameleon traveller…who wrote books in a genre of their own, and whose life was his own subtlest creation… a complex, flamboyantly gifted and rather tragic figure»
Forfatter: Bruce Chatwin
Antall sider: 260
The Cloud GardenOrdinær pris 129,00 kr Salgspris 70,00 kr Spar 46%
The true story of the authors' ambush and kidnapping by FARC guerrillas in the Darien Gap, a strip of swamp, jungle and cloud forest between Mexico and Columbia, and their nine-month hostage ordeal.
- Forfattere: Tom Hart Dyke & Paul Winder
- Publisert: Desember 2004
- Utgave: 2. utgave
- Antall sider: 400
Two Wheels Through TerrorOrdinær pris 189,00 kr
Glen Heggstad is an adventure motorcyclist who seeks out and rides the most rugged places on the planet. He has been a Hells Angel and a martial arts competitor, but no amount of training or experience was able to prepare him for what he became while riding to the southern tip of South America: a prisoner. This book is the shocking travelogue of Heggstad's journey through Central and South America, including his capture by Colombia's rebel ELN army, and the eventual realization of his dream to complete his journey.
Follow along on his exciting, round-trip to the tip of the world, made all the more amazing by its interruption at the hands of terrorists. Heggstad was ripped from his motorcycle, robbed of everything, and forced to march through strange jungles with assault rifles at his back. He was fed only small amounts of rice and water and forced to carry heavy equipment, heavy packs, and heavy doubts about his future. Even with all the hand-to-hand and sophisticated combat training Heggstad possessed, it was his shrewd thinking, precise planning, and a "do-or-die" last act of desperation that eventually secured his freedom.
- Forfattere: Glen Heggstad
- Publisert: 2010
- Utgave: 1. utgave
- Antall sider: 365
- Språk: Engelsk
- ISBN: 9781550229226
Leprechauns in Latin AmericaOrdinær pris 139,00 kr
"Adventures in Yellow" is a heart-warming, humorous and poignant account of an epic 35,500-mile journey through the Americas. Abandoning schedules and all sense of time, husband and wife team, Norman and Maggie Magowan, take to their motorcycles and embark on a life-changing adventure. Relishing the role of modern-day drifters, their eyes may be firmly on the terrain, but their ears are ever poised for a good yarn along the way. Their story, as they say in their Northern Irish homeland, is "a cracker"! "Leprechauns in Latin America" covers the South American leg of this incredible journey. It begins chasing volcanoes in Chile down to the end of the world. While accident and misfortune dog the early days of the trip, these episodes ultimately turn to advantage and triumph as the metronome to this fantastic adventure is set. Up on the Altiplano they flee strike-ravaged La Paz, a city caught in the grip of Bolivia's Gas War, only to run into a real-life lynch-mob on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The rich tapestry of this South American sojourn is stitched with romances involving a little Cowboy, the miracles of an un-sainted desert heroine and a ghastly murder in the Galapagos.
Told with boundless wit and warmth, this is a book that will make you want to saddle up and get travelling. But if that isn't possible, let Norman's soaring prose transport you there regardless. So sit back and enjoy the craic! Adventures in Yellow concludes in "Leprechauns to Alaska"
Forfattere: Norman magowan
Publisert måned: Sep
Publisert år: 2011
Sider nr: 280