Pass the Butterworms: Remote Journeys Oddly Rendered

Pass the Butterworms: Remote Journeys Oddly Rendered

by Tim Cahill
     
 

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In Pass the Butterworms Cahill takes us to the steppes of Mongolia, where he spends weeks on horseback alongside the descendants of Genghis Khan and masters the "Mongolian death trot"; to the North Pole, where he goes for a pleasure dip in 36-degree water; to Irian Jaya New Guinea, where he spends a companionable evening with members of one of the last…  See more details below

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In Pass the Butterworms Cahill takes us to the steppes of Mongolia, where he spends weeks on horseback alongside the descendants of Genghis Khan and masters the "Mongolian death trot"; to the North Pole, where he goes for a pleasure dip in 36-degree water; to Irian Jaya New Guinea, where he spends a companionable evening with members of one of the last head-hunting tribes. Whether observing family values among the Stone Age Dani people, or sampling delicacies like sautéed sago beetle and premasticated manioc beer, Cahill is a fount of arcane information and a master of self-deprecating humor.

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Ted Conover
There is adventure and, most important, there is Tim Cahill, with his winning...sense of humor. -- Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307778406
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/30/2011
Series:
Vintage Departures
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
851,931
File size:
2 MB

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