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CONTINENTAL DRIFTER : DISPATCHES FROM THE FARTHEST PARTS OF THE EARTH Michael McRae 1993 1st ed Hardcover DJ New
By McRae, Michael
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New York, 1993, 1st edition. 224 pp, b/w photos. 

Michael McRae confesses to owning an insatiable appetite for roads less traveled, an appetite born of "a nomadic upbringing as a military brat, my romanticism, and the counterculture ethic of the sixties." His forays to out-of-the-way corners of Africa, Asia, and South America have yielded this entertaining collection of nature-travel journalism. One moment finds him inside the welcome sanctuary of the writer Isak Dinesen's Kenyan plantation, quarters that are quite suddenly overrun by flashbulb-snapping American visitors. Next, he's in Bwindi, Uganda, a mountain reserve also called The Impenetrable Forest that, like all tropical woodlands, is imperiled by international development. For my money, the best piece in the book is "Prisoners of Zuulchin," a humorous but never patronizing recollection of a sometimes-hellish excursion into the Gobi Desert under the care of Mongolia's state travel bureau.

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As contributing editor of Outside magazine and correspondent for other adventure and travel journals, McRae has visited out-of-the-way places from the Patagonian Ice Cap to Outer Mongolia. He introduces us to the adventure-travel industry and such notable representatives as Richard Bangs (Sobek Expeditions) and Leo Le Bon (Mountain Travel). McRae joined Joe Cummings of the Lonely Planet guidebook series for a scouting trip in Thailand. We read about a press journey to Tibet, a visit to Jane Goodall and her chimpanzees in Tanzania, a 1000-mile motor rally in Amazonia. Exploring the slums of Nairobi, McRae found no street names; a resident's address is the nearest municipal toilet (WC 142). His final story tells of Warren Pearson's goal of spending a winter alone in Antarctica. This is a heady trip for vicarious travelers.

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