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    DescriptionThe bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals returns with a sharply observed, hilarious account of his adventures in China—a complex, fascinating country with enough dangers and delicacies to keep him, and readers, endlessly entertained. Maarten Troost has charmed legions of readers with his laugh-out-loud tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific. When the travel bug hit again, he decided to go big-time, taking on the world’s most populous and intriguing nation. In Lost on Planet China, Troost escorts readers on a rollicking journey through the new beating heart of the modern world, from the megalopolises of Beijing and Shanghai to the Gobi Desert and the hinterlands of Tibet. Lost on Planet China finds Troost dodging deadly drivers in Shanghai; eating Yak in Tibet; deciphering restaurant menus (offering local favorites such as Cattle Penis with Garlic); visiting with Chairman Mao (still dead, very orange); and hiking (with 80,000 other people) up Tai Shan, China’s most revered mountain. But in addition to his trademark gonzo adventures, the book also delivers a telling look at a vast and complex country on the brink of transformation that will soon shape the way we all work, live, and think. As Troost shows, while we may be familiar with Yao Ming or dim sum or the cheap, plastic products that line the shelves of every store, the real China remains a world—indeed, a planet--unto itself. Maarten Troost brings China to life as you’ve never seen it before, and his insightful, rip-roaringly funny narrative proves that once again he is one of the most entertaining and insightful armchair travel companions around.


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    Title
    Lost on Planet China
    Subtitle
    The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J Maarten Troost
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 382
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 549 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780767922005
    ISBN 10: 076792200X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    DC21: 915.1046
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003020
    LC subject heading: ,
    Publisher
    BROADWAY BOOKS
    Imprint name
    BROADWAY BOOKS
    Publication date
    08 July 2008