JAGUARS RIPPED MY FLESH

JAGUARS RIPPED MY FLESH

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Tim Cahill has clambered up Mount Roraima in the Guyana highlands, searching for the site of Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World. He's dined on baked turtle lung in the desolate northeast of Australia and harvested poisonous sea snakes in the Philippines. He's watched a wrestling match between a shark and an "underwater zombie" during a horror movie shoot off the coast of Mexico. In this collection of adventure travel writing, Tim Cahill writes about these close encounters, giving new meaning to the expression "going to extremes". He also briefs us on gorilla etiquette, porcupine vendettas, and the loathsome fate awaiting those who disturb ruins in the jungles of the Amazon.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552771589
  • 9780552771580
  • 849,484

About Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill is the author of seven books, including A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, Jaguars Ripped My Flesh, Pass the Butterworms and Hold the Enlightenment. He is editor at large for Outside magazine, and his work appears in National Geographic Adventurer, The New York Times Book Review, and other national publications. He lives in Montana.show more

Review Text

"'Agreeably off-the-wall; he has a way with anecdotes'"show more

Back cover copy

If there was ever a traveller for whom the expression 'been there, done that' was invented, it is Tim Cahill. He has trudged up Mount Roraima in the Guyana highlands during the rainy season, in search of Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World. He's uncovered turtle poaching in Mexico and harvested poisonous sea snakes in the Philippines. He's flown into the eye of a hurricane with the U.S. Air Force Stormtrackers, and lived to tell the tale. His fierce enthusiasm for exploration has taken him around the globe, and knows no bounds, reasonable or otherwise. He is as at home whether briefing us on gorilla etiquette or the loathsome fate awaiting those who disturb ruins in the jungles of the Amazon. In short, there are few travellers who have seen it or said it quite like Tim Cahill.show more

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