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An almost impregnable strip of jungle between North and South America, the Darien Gap has been ravaged by civil wars, drug trafficking and guerrilla groups. Enthusiastic botanist Tom Hart Dyke, and merchant banker and explorer Paul Winder set off in search of orchids and adventure.
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Tom Hart Dyke is a botanist whose wild enthusiasm for plants is set to explode onto a television screen near you at any moment. Paul Winder, when he isn't in the jungle or up a mountain, works in the City of London as a banker.Review:
"Clearly, surviving a nine-month jungle kidnapping requires courage and endurance. But Hart Dyke and Winder came equipped with something else in addition: pluck. It's that quality, crackling on every page, that makes The Cloud Garden one of the strangest and most satisfying adventure reads in recent memory.""--Men's Journal" magazine "Written with humor and suspense, this is a vivid account of [Dyke's and Winder's] nine-month ordeal. Dual first-person viewpoints are seamlessly spliced together, and the format provides a prismatic presentation of contrasting attitudes, allowing each author to comment on the other.""--Publishers Weekly" "Told in alternating voices (which works surprisingly well), this is a well-written adventure story filled with intrigue and hope.""--Library Journal" "Readers will find themselves turning pages and delaying dinner while Winder and Dyke slowly blossom into the heroes of their own misguided adventure.""--BookPage"
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Book Description CORGI BOOKS, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110552771201