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Around the world in 50 years : my adventure to every country on earth, Albert Podell

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Around the world in 50 years : my adventure to every country on earth
Title
Around the world in 50 years
Title remainder
my adventure to every country on earth
Statement of responsibility
Albert Podell
Title variation
Around the world in fifty years
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2003, Albert Podell realized that he'd been to 110 countries in the world. What if, he wondered, he could go to them all? He would set foot in not just the well-known tourist destinations in Europe or the vacation spots in Latin America, but the little-known, far-off lands that most people don't know exist. In Around the World in 50 Years, Podell recounts the misunderstandings, detours, accidents, breakdowns, robberies, and even wars that he needed to overcome to visit every corner of Earth. He describes his encounters with voodoo rituals, fruit-bat pie, the Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon, Cuban counterintelligence agents, the New Guinea wigmen, camel caravans, the Lord's Resistance Army, and much, much more. With a wry, exuberant style, Podell's observations on the unusual and exotic places that lay beyond the usual tourist trails make this book a standout on the travel writing shelf"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910.4092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
G440.P73
LC item number
P64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Around the world in 50 years : my adventure to every country on earth, Albert Podell
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/981/9781250051981/image/lgcover.9781250051981.jpg
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Between a croc and a hard place -- A late start -- The Land of a Thousand Horrors -- Weighed down in Egypt's land -- Into the teeth of the tiger -- Changing goals -- Making a splash -- "Just call me God" -- So, when is a country not a country? -- Doing God's work -- Travels in SPAM land -- Hanging Chad -- "Do not kidnap anyone today!" -- Your man in Havana -- You are what you eat -- Snow beneath the Southern Cross -- A poke in a pig -- No countries for old men -- Into the Indian Ocean -- On the whims of the dragoons -- Murphy moves to TomorrowLand -- To the land of the Great Leader -- In the steppes of Genghis Khan -- On the wings of the dragon -- A tropical depression -- Second thoughts -- My meddle in the Middle East -- Guerrillas and gorillas -- Plan X and the gray-blue eyes -- --and one more for the road -- Countries visited : in chronological order
Control code
1591985
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 354 pages
Isbn
9781250051981
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014033858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1591985
  • (Sirsi) 1591985
  • (OCoLC)900795304
Label
Around the world in 50 years : my adventure to every country on earth, Albert Podell
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/981/9781250051981/image/lgcover.9781250051981.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Between a croc and a hard place -- A late start -- The Land of a Thousand Horrors -- Weighed down in Egypt's land -- Into the teeth of the tiger -- Changing goals -- Making a splash -- "Just call me God" -- So, when is a country not a country? -- Doing God's work -- Travels in SPAM land -- Hanging Chad -- "Do not kidnap anyone today!" -- Your man in Havana -- You are what you eat -- Snow beneath the Southern Cross -- A poke in a pig -- No countries for old men -- Into the Indian Ocean -- On the whims of the dragoons -- Murphy moves to TomorrowLand -- To the land of the Great Leader -- In the steppes of Genghis Khan -- On the wings of the dragon -- A tropical depression -- Second thoughts -- My meddle in the Middle East -- Guerrillas and gorillas -- Plan X and the gray-blue eyes -- --and one more for the road -- Countries visited : in chronological order
Control code
1591985
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 354 pages
Isbn
9781250051981
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014033858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1591985
  • (Sirsi) 1591985
  • (OCoLC)900795304

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