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Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo - Eric Hansen
Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo
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Eric Hansen was the first westerner ever to walk across the island of Borneo. Completely cut off from the outside world for seven months, he traveled nearly 1,500 miles with small bands of nomadic hunters known as Penan. Beneath the rain forest canopy, they trekked through a hauntingly beautiful... show more
Eric Hansen was the first westerner ever to walk across the island of Borneo. Completely cut off from the outside world for seven months, he traveled nearly 1,500 miles with small bands of nomadic hunters known as Penan. Beneath the rain forest canopy, they trekked through a hauntingly beautiful jungle where snakes and frogs fly, pigs climb trees, giant carnivorous plants eat mice, and mushrooms glow at night. At once a modern classic of travel literature and a gripping adventure story, Stranger in the Forest provides a rare and intimate look at the vanishing way of life of one of the last surviving groups of rain forest dwellers. Hansen's absorbing, and often chilling, account of his exploits is tempered with the humor and humanity that prompted the Penan to take him into their world and to share their secrets.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375724954 (0375724958)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 286
Edition language: English
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In 1982, Eric Hansen - who must have then been no more than 27 or 28 (?) - walked (that's right.... walked) across and through the tropical rainforests of Borneo... sometimes with native guides, but sometimes by himself. He spent months in the rainforest. Then, when he was 50 miles from from the ea...
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4.0 Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo (Vintage Departures Series)
You don't find many current travel writers heading off to the tropical rain forest of Borneo. I'm still not really sure why Hansen headed there. He seemed to like this place, despite deadly snakes, really inadequate toilet facilities, awful food (he mentions eating rotten fish many times), and scary...
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