Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile

Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile

by Sara Wheeler

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Squeezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide—not a country that lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler discovered when she traveled alone from the top to the bottom, from the driest desert in the world to the sepulchral wastes of Antarctica. Eloquent, astute, nimble with history and deftly amusing, Travels in a Thin Country established Sara Wheeler as one of the very best travel writers in the world.

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ISBN-13: 9780375753657
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Series: Modern Library Series
Edition description: MODERN LIB
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 954,927
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sara Wheeler is the author of many books of biography and travel, including Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990–2011 and Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through ChileTerra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica was an international bestseller that The New York Times described as "gripping, emotional" and "compelling," and The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle was chosen as Book of the Year by Michael Palin and Will Self, among others. Wheeler lives in London.

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