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Pecked to death by ducks

Author: Tim Cahill
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In his latest tour of the earth's remote, exotic, and dismal places, the author of Road Fever and A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg sleeps with a grizzly bear, witnesses demonic possession in Bali, and survives a run-in with something called the Throne of Doom in Guatemala. Vivid and outrageously funny.
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Genre/Form: Frame stories
Adventure fiction
Frame-stories
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Cahill
ISBN: 0679407359 9780679407355
OCLC Number: 26055506
Description: xv, 377 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The unnatural world: Kuwait is burning : a postcard from the apocalypse. The throne of terror. Bolts of blue lightning. The game of living things. Marquesas magic. A dismal lack of mutilations. Cosmic camping --
Tooth and claw: Bear in mind. The bird. The bison ballet. A missive on moose. The llama dilemma. Last stand of the mountain gorilla. The clam scam --
The natural world: Lechuguilla. The big open. Look natural. Antarctic passages. The moronic sport, revisited. The moody waters of El Petén. Baja by kayak --
Other people's lives: Speak Oz. Sanghyang in Bali. Taquile. The miner's paradox. Chiloé : an island out of time. Moonwalk serenade [1978]. Calving season. Tracking 'em down. Missing --
Risk: On risk. Rope tricks. Paraglider. Fly away. Is it fun yet? : a saga of sorority women on crampons. This is a cave, this is the end. Charioteer. Survival skills. The tomfoolery factor. The dangerous sports club. The howlings. Guilty as charged.
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In his latest tour of the earth's remote, exotic, and dismal places, the author of Road Fever and A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg sleeps with a grizzly bear, witnesses demonic possession in Bali, and survives a run-in with something called the Throne of Doom in Guatemala. Vivid and outrageously funny.

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