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The Resource And the monkey learned nothing : dispatches from a life in transit, Tom Lutz

And the monkey learned nothing : dispatches from a life in transit, Tom Lutz

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And the monkey learned nothing : dispatches from a life in transit
Title
And the monkey learned nothing
Title remainder
dispatches from a life in transit
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Tom Lutz
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Language
eng
Summary
"Tom Lutz is on a mission to visit every country on earth. And the Monkey Learned Nothing contains reports from fifty of them, most describing personal encounters in rarely visited spots, anecdotes from way off the beaten path. Traveling without an itinerary and without a goal, Lutz explores the Iranian love of poetry, the occupying Chinese army in Tibet, the amputee beggars in Cambodia, the hill tribes on Vietnam's Chinese border, the sociopathic monkeys of Bali, the dangerous fishermen and conmen of southern India, the salt flats of Uyumi in Peru, and floating hotels in French Guiana, introduces you to an Uzbeki prodigy in the market of Samarkand, an Azeri rental car clerk in Baku, guestworkers in Dubai, a military contractor in Jordan, cucuruchos in Guatemala, a Pentecostal preacher in rural El Salvador, a playboy in Nicaragua, employment agents in Singapore specializing in Tamil workers, prostitutes in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, international bankers in Belarus, a teacher in Havana, border guards in Botswana, tango dancers in Argentina, a cook in Suriname, a juvenile thief in Uruguay, voters in Guyana, doctors in Tanzania and Lesotho, scary poker players in Moscow, reed dancers in Swaziland, young camel herders in Tunisia, Romanian missionaries in Macedonia, and musical groups in Mozambique. With an eye out for both the sublime and the ridiculous, Lutz falls, regularly, into the instant intimacy of the road with random strangers"--
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Summary
"Tom Lutz is on a mission to visit every country on earth. And the Monkey Learned Nothing contains reports from fifty of them, most describing personal encounters in rarely visited spots, anecdotes from way off the beaten path. Traveling without an itinerary and without a goal, Lutz explores the Iranian love of poetry, the occupying Chinese army in Tibet, the amputee beggars in Cambodia, the hill tribes on Vietnam's Chinese border, the sociopathic monkeys of Bali, the dangerous fishermen and conmen of southern India, the salt flats of Uyumi in Peru, and floating hotels in French Guiana, introduces you to an Uzbeki prodigy in the market of Samarkand, an Azeri rental car clerk in Baku, guestworkers in Dubai, a military contractor in Jordan, cucuruchos in Guatemala, a Pentecostal preacher in rural El Salvador, a playboy in Nicaragua, employment agents in Singapore specializing in Tamil workers, prostitutes in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, international bankers in Belarus, a teacher in Havana, border guards in Botswana, tango dancers in Argentina, a cook in Suriname, a juvenile thief in Uruguay, voters in Guyana, doctors in Tanzania and Lesotho, scary poker players in Moscow, reed dancers in Swaziland, young camel herders in Tunisia, Romanian missionaries in Macedonia, and musical groups in Mozambique. With an eye out for both the sublime and the ridiculous, Lutz falls, regularly, into the instant intimacy of the road with random strangers"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10534330
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lutz, Tom
Dewey number
910.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
G226.L87
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Sightline books : the Iowa series in literary nonfiction
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  • Lutz, Tom
  • Voyages and travels
  • Travelers' writings, American
  • TRAVEL
Target audience
adult
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dispatches from a life in transit
Label
And the monkey learned nothing : dispatches from a life in transit, Tom Lutz
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn946463307
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 245 pages
Isbn
9781609384494
Lccn
2016010365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946463307
Label
And the monkey learned nothing : dispatches from a life in transit, Tom Lutz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn946463307
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 245 pages
Isbn
9781609384494
Lccn
2016010365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946463307

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