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The Jewel Hunter Chris Gooddie

The Jewel Hunter

Chris Gooddie

Published
ISBN : 9781903657164
Paperback
424 pages
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A tale of one mans obsession with rainforest jewels, this is the story of an impossible dream: a quest to see every one of the worlds most elusive avian gems--a group of birds known as pittas--in a single year.Insightful, compelling, andMoreA tale of one mans obsession with rainforest jewels, this is the story of an impossible dream: a quest to see every one of the worlds most elusive avian gems--a group of birds known as pittas--in a single year.Insightful, compelling, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is more than a book about birds. Its a true story detailing the lengths to which a man will go to escape his midlife crisis. A travelogue with a difference, it follows a journey from the suburban straitjacket of High Wycombe to the steamy, leech-infested rainforests of remotest Asia, Africa, and Australia.Dangerous situations, personal traumas, and logistical nightmares threaten The Jewel Hunters progress. Will venomous snakes or razor-clawed bears intervene? Or will running out of fuel mid-Pacific ultimately sink the mission? The race is on. . . .If youve ever yearned to escape your day job, wondered what makes men tick, or simply puzzled over how to make a truly world-class cup of tea, this is a book for you.