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The Resource Kingdoms in the air : dispatches from the far away, Bob Shacochis

Kingdoms in the air : dispatches from the far away, Bob Shacochis

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Kingdoms in the air : dispatches from the far away
Title
Kingdoms in the air
Title remainder
dispatches from the far away
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Bob Shacochis
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Language
eng
Summary
"Best known for his sweeping international and political fiction narratives, including The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, which won the Dayton Peace Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Bob Shacochis began his writing career as a pioneering journalist and contributing editor for Outside magazine and Harper's. Kingdoms in the Air brings together the very best of Shacochis's culture and travel essays in one live-wire collection that spans his global adventures and his life passions; from surfing, to his obsession with the South American dorado, to the time he went bushwhacking in Mozambique. In the titular essay "Kingdoms," the longest work in the collection, Shacochis ventures to Nepal with his friend, the photographer Thomas Laird, who was the first foreigner to live in Nepal's kingdom of Mustang as the forbidden Shangri-la prepared to open its borders to trekkers and trade. When the two men return a decade after Laird first lived there, Shacochis observes in brilliantly evocative prose both the current cultural and political landscape of the country and the changes with which his friend has to reconcile. Replete with Shacochis's signature swagger, humor, and crystalline wisdom, Kingdoms in the Air is a majestic and essential collection from one of our most important writers." -- Provided by publisher
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A collection of travel and adventure essays from a National Book Award-winning writer and former war journalist describes his experiences surfing, his obsession with fishing dorado in the rivers of South America and the time he went bushwhacking in Mozambique
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contains biographical information
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VTL
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Shacochis, Bob
Dewey number
910.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H284
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
essays
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adult
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dispatches from the far away
Label
Kingdoms in the air : dispatches from the far away, Bob Shacochis
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Contents
Kingdoms in the air -- Something wild in the blood -- Here the bear and the Mafia roam -- Huevos fritos -- Greetings from the big pineapple -- In deepest Gringolandia -- The life I didn't get -- Mount Ararat -- Dorado -- Gorongosa -- What I did with the gold -- Wartime interlude -- Leave
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ocn949904925
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780802124760
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(hardcover)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)949904925
Label
Kingdoms in the air : dispatches from the far away, Bob Shacochis
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Kingdoms in the air -- Something wild in the blood -- Here the bear and the Mafia roam -- Huevos fritos -- Greetings from the big pineapple -- In deepest Gringolandia -- The life I didn't get -- Mount Ararat -- Dorado -- Gorongosa -- What I did with the gold -- Wartime interlude -- Leave
Control code
ocn949904925
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780802124760
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949904925

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