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The Resource Walking the Americas : 1,800 miles, eight countries, and one incredible journey from Mexico to Colombia, Levison Wood

Walking the Americas : 1,800 miles, eight countries, and one incredible journey from Mexico to Colombia, Levison Wood

Label
Walking the Americas : 1,800 miles, eight countries, and one incredible journey from Mexico to Colombia
Title
Walking the Americas
Title remainder
1,800 miles, eight countries, and one incredible journey from Mexico to Colombia
Statement of responsibility
Levison Wood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Starting in the Yucatán, Wood sets out on an epic walking voyage, moving through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, travelling in the opposite direction along vital migrant routes. Journeying from sleepy barrios to glamourous cities to Mayan ruins lying unexcavated in the wilderness, Wood forges new relationships along the way that stand at the heart of this book--and the personal histories, cultures, and popular legends he discovers paint a riveting history of Mexico and Central America. While contending with the region's natural obstacles, he partakes in family meals with local hosts, learns to build an emergency shelter, and witnesses the surreal beauty of the landscapes. Finally, Wood attempts to cross one of the world's most impenetrable borders: The Darién Gap from Panama into south America, a notorious smuggling passage and the wildest jungle he has ever navigated."--Jacket flap
Summary
From British explorer and internationally bestselling author Levison Wood, Walking the Americas is an inspiring and perceptive account of Wood’s 1,800-mile walk from Mexico to Colombia, chronicling the history, landscapes, and cultures he encounters along the way
Pace
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10625062
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Levison
Dewey number
910
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wood, Levison
  • Hiking
  • Central America
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
1,800 miles, eight countries, and one incredible journey from Mexico to Colombia
Label
Walking the Americas : 1,800 miles, eight countries, and one incredible journey from Mexico to Colombia, Levison Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company."--Title page verso
  • Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hampton Court -- Mornings in Mexico -- The Americas -- Meeting an explorer -- Departure -- Yucatán -- Ruins -- Trouble in Paradise -- Boot camp -- Borderlands -- El Petén -- Barrios -- The ascent -- Escape to Nicaragua -- Land of fire -- Chirripó -- Paradise found -- Panama -- Crossing the Panama Canal -- The end of the road -- The last jungle -- The Darién Gap -- New Scotland -- Colombia
Control code
ocn994319406
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802127495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)994319406
Label
Walking the Americas : 1,800 miles, eight countries, and one incredible journey from Mexico to Colombia, Levison Wood
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company."--Title page verso
  • Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hampton Court -- Mornings in Mexico -- The Americas -- Meeting an explorer -- Departure -- Yucatán -- Ruins -- Trouble in Paradise -- Boot camp -- Borderlands -- El Petén -- Barrios -- The ascent -- Escape to Nicaragua -- Land of fire -- Chirripó -- Paradise found -- Panama -- Crossing the Panama Canal -- The end of the road -- The last jungle -- The Darién Gap -- New Scotland -- Colombia
Control code
ocn994319406
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802127495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)994319406

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