This book has quite a few brown spotting around the edges and some tanning, both due to age and humidity. The pages are clean and unmarked, and the binding is still firm and without creasing. Still a good readable copy. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The humorous story of the author's travels in Borneo where he made lifelong friends with the Penan, jungle people who can catch fish with their feet, imitate the cry of the elusive barking deer, and survive in a fearsomely inhospitable environment. With their help Hansen learned to hunt pigs, danced in the tribal rituals, discovered the eyewatering nature of Penan sex aids and was given the ceremonial name "Rajah Kumis": King of the Moustache. He conveys how he came face to face with himself in the patch of map marked "unsurveyed", and records the experience of living in a proud and ancient tribal community based on mutual respect.
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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 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.
Title: Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across ...
Publisher: U.S.A.: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Methuen Publishing Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Seller Inventory # mon0001710634
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001578034
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR001617303
Book Description Methuen Publishing Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P02041375930X
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Book Description Methuen Publishing Ltd, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M041375930X