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  • Wild Coast
    Wild Coast (English, Paperback) John Gimlette

    Between the Orinoco and the Amazon lies a fabulous forested land, barely explored. Much of Guiana seldom sees sunlight, and new species are often tumbling out of the dark trees. Beautiful and occasionally brutal, it is one of the great forgotten corners of the Earth: the Wild Coast. The author sets off along this coast, gathering up its story.

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  • At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig
    At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig (Paperback) John Gimlette

    Paraguay - the name conjures up everything most exotic and extreme in South America. But Paraguay, as revealed in this outstanding new travel book, is among the most beautiful and captivating countries in the world. Discover more about the unique traditions of South American culture through this fascinating piece of travel journalism.

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  • Theatre Of Fish
    Theatre Of Fish (Paperback) John Gimlette

    John Gimlette's travels through this harsh and awesome landscape, the eastern extreme of the Americas, broadly mirrors that of Dr Eliot Curwen, his great-grandfather, who spent a summer there as a doctor in 1893, and who was witness to some of the most beautiful ice and cruelest poverty in the British Empire.

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  • Panther Soup
    Panther Soup (Paperback) John Gimlette

    By the end of World War II much of Western Europe was in chaos. And is there any trace of the 2.7 million Americans who smashed their way into the Reich (or the 12 million that followed)? With questions like these, the award-winning travel writer John Gimlette, guided by WWII veteran Putnam Flint, sets off on an astonishing journey into the past.

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  • Theatre of Fish
    Theatre of Fish (English, Paperback) John Gimlette

    Newfoundland is one of the most intriguing places in North America, a land of breathtaking but cruel beauty, populated by some of the saltiest, oddest characters you'll ever find. InTheatre of Fish, John Gimlette vividly describes the dense forests and forbidding coastlines and recounts the colorful and often tragic history of the region. He introduces us to the inhabitants, from the birds and...

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  • DuMont Reiseabenteuer Wilde Küste
    DuMont Reiseabenteuer Wilde Küste (German, Paperback) John Gimlette

    Ungezähmtes Land Zwischen Orinoco und Amazonas liegt im Nordosten Südamerikas ein Flecken Erde, der kaum erforscht ist und den kaum jemand kennt. Guyana,Suriname und Französisch-Guiana werden bis heute von Dschungel und Wasser beherrscht. Die frühen Konquistadoren Südamerikas machten einen Bogen um dieses Gebiet, dessen Kolonialgeschichte schließlich Holländer,Briten und Franzosen prägten....

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  • At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig
    At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig (English, Paperback) John Gimlette

    Describes the author's odyssey through the little known country of Paraguay, from the cities and towns of the east to the Gran Chaco of the west, a wilderness area populated primarily by native wildlife, documenting the country's rich history, colorful and diverse populace, and dramatic contradictions. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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  • Wild Coast
    Wild Coast (English, Paperback) John Gimlette

    Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are among the least-known places in South America: nine hundred miles of muddy coastline giving way to a forest so dense that even today there are virtually no roads through it; a string of rickety coastal towns situated between the mouths of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers, where living is so difficult that as many Guianese live abroad as in their homelands; an...

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  • Panther Soup
    Panther Soup (English, Paperback) John Gimlette

    Beautifully blending contemporary travel writing and military history, John Gimlette travels across Europe in the footsteps of one of the greatest armies ever assembled: the United States forces of 1944-45. In 2004, John Gimlette set off across Europe with his guide Putnam Flint, an eighty-six-year-old Bostonian who had landed in Marseille in the midst of World War II with his tank destroyer...

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  • Wild Coast
    Wild Coast (Paperback) John Gimlette

    A travel memoir, in which the author returns to Guyana, the Wild Coast in South America, to discover his ancestral colonial history - one of brutal, cruel and often uncomfortable truths.

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    Wild Coast (English, Hardback) John Gimlette

    Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are among the least-known places in South America: nine hundred miles of muddy coastline giving way to a forest so dense that even today there are virtually no roads through it; a string of rickety coastal towns situated between the mouths of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers, where living is so difficult that as many Guianese live abroad as in their homelands; an...

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  • Elephant Complex
    Elephant Complex (English, Paperback) John Gimlette

    No one sees the world quite like John Gimlette. As The New York Times once noted, ?he writes with enormous wit, indignation, and a heightened sense of the absurd.? Writing for both the adventurer and the armchair traveler, he has an eye for unusually telling detail, a sense of wonder, and compelling curiosity for the inside story. This time, he travels to Sri Lanka, a country only now emerging...

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  • Elephant Complex
    Elephant Complex (English, Hardback) John Gimlette

    From one of our most widely praised travel writers--author of Wild Coast and Panther Soup--an eye-opening journey through Sri Lanka that, in the author's inimitable mixture of history, observation, and interpretation, reveals the island nation to us as never before....

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