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Surface male, signed

£9.99

Product description

This light-hearted travel memoir poses a serious question: in a world alarmed by climate change, how easy is it to go long distances without relying on fuel-guzzling aeroplanes? Surface Male is the true story of John Barclay's challenge to travel around the world, doing as much as possible by land and none at all by air. In a journey that took half a year, crossing three oceans, four continents and 23 countries - by passenger liner, container ship, freighter, motorboat, train, bus, tram, trolleybus, minibus, truck, motorcar, taxi, tuk tuk, motorbike and on foot - not a drop of aviation fuel was consumed. Journeying on his own (and off the tourist track), without the benefit of pre-planning, he faced numerous difficulties and dangers. Equipped with little more than his own dogged nature and zest for adventure, John soldiered on, frustrated by language, confused, lost and molested - often the only European to be seen. Yet he found humour everywhere and was heartened by the warmth of strangers. The experience changed his outlook on the world. The fascinating photographs are the author's own.

The book is signed by the author, with no dedication, on the title page.

Hard back book with dust jacket. Apart from the usual, minor marks or wear on the dust jacket and a small tear in the jacket's lower, front, right corner, the book and jacket are like new.

Item details

Author(s):
Barclay, John
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1848767927
ISBN-13:
9781848767928
Number of pages:
397
Publisher:
Matador
Title:
Surface male, signed

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This light-hearted travel memoir poses a serious question: in a world alarmed by climate change, how easy is it to go long distances without relying on fuel-guzzling aeroplanes? Surface Male is the true story of John Barclay's challenge to travel around the world, doing as much as possible by land and none at all by air. In a journey that took half a year, crossing three oceans, four continents and 23 countries - by passenger liner, container ship, freighter, motorboat, train, bus, tram, trolleybus, minibus, truck, motorcar, taxi, tuk tuk, motorbike and on foot - not a drop of aviation fuel was consumed. Journeying on his own (and off the tourist track), without the benefit of pre-planning, he faced numerous difficulties and dangers. Equipped with little more than his own dogged nature and zest for adventure, John soldiered on, frustrated by language, confused, lost and molested - often the only European to be seen. Yet he found humour everywhere and was heartened by the warmth of strangers. The experience changed his outlook on the world. The fascinating photographs are the author's own.

The book is signed by the author, with no dedication, on the title page.

Hard back book with dust jacket. Apart from the usual, minor marks or wear on the dust jacket and a small tear in the jacket's lower, front, right corner, the book and jacket are like new.

Author(s):
Barclay, John
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1848767927
ISBN-13:
9781848767928
Number of pages:
397
Publisher:
Matador
Title:
Surface male, signed

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