Pecked to Death by Ducks

Pecked to Death by Ducks

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by Tim Cahill
     
 

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In his latest tour of the earth's remote, exotic, and dismal places, the author of Road Fever and A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg sleeps with a grizzly bear, witnesses demonic possession in Bali, and survives a run-in with something called the Throne of Doom in Guatemala. Vivid and outrageously funny.  See more details below

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In his latest tour of the earth's remote, exotic, and dismal places, the author of Road Fever and A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg sleeps with a grizzly bear, witnesses demonic possession in Bali, and survives a run-in with something called the Throne of Doom in Guatemala. Vivid and outrageously funny.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This hodgepodge of travel pieces tells of Cahill's experiences diving with sharks, jumping out of planes, trekking through jungles and other dangerous and exotic adventures. (Feb.)
Library Journal
This is not, strictly speaking, a travel book but a collection of articles, most of them previously published in various magazines, on a variety of subjects. The author places the articles into five categories: The Unnatural World, Tooth and Claw, The Natural World, Other People's Lives, and Risk. Cahill, author of Jaguars Ripped My Flesh ( LJ 10/1/87) and A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg ( LJ 2/15/89), has traveled around the world on assignment, covering a wide range of unusual events such as firewalking, caving, etc. He writes with a keen sense of humor, but with a serious and informed attitude. The reader won't find tips on hotels, food, or transportation but a rich and varied tour of interesting and unusual places and events. Recommended for all travel collections.-- George M. Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679749295
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Series:
Vintage Departures Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,386,314
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.91(d)

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