Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea

Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea

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by Kira Salak
     
 

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Following the route taken by British explorer Ivan Champion in 1927, and amid breathtaking landscapes and wildlife, Salak traveled across this remote Pacific island-often called the last frontier of adventure travel-by dugout canoe and on foot. Along the way, she stayed in a village where cannibals m was still practiced behind the backs of the missionaries, met the

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Following the route taken by British explorer Ivan Champion in 1927, and amid breathtaking landscapes and wildlife, Salak traveled across this remote Pacific island-often called the last frontier of adventure travel-by dugout canoe and on foot. Along the way, she stayed in a village where cannibals m was still practiced behind the backs of the missionaries, met the leader of the OPM-the separatist guerrilla movement opposing the Indonesian occupation of Western New Guinea-and undertook an epic trek through the jungle. The New York Times said "Kira Salak is tough, a real-life Lara Croft." And Edward Marriott, proclaimed Four Corners to be "A travel book that transcends the genre It is, like all the best travel narratives, a resonant interior journey, and offers wisdom for our times."

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ISBN-13:
9780792274179
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.88(d)

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Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For years I've been reading travel essays, all kinds, any I can get my hands on. I've got to say, this was the most exciting one I've read. Kira not only is adventuresome, but she allows you so much into her thoughts that....the vision is that much more clear for the reader. I just loved it, absolutley loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago