Pass The Butterworms

Pass The Butterworms

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In Pass The Butterworms Cahill takes us to the steppes of Mongolia, where he spends weeks on horseback alongside the descendants of Genghis Khan and masters the "Mongolian death trot"; to the North Pole, where he goes for a pleasure dip in 36-degree water; to Irian Jaya New Guinea, where he spends a companionable evening with members of one of the last head-hunting tribes. Whether observing family values among the Stone Age Dani people, or sampling delicacies like sauteed sago beetle and premasticated manioc beer, Cahill is a fount of arcane information and a master of self-deprecating humour.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 22mm | 238g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552771597
  • 9780552771597
  • 843,422

Review quote

"'Transcendent...inventively shaped and rich with lyricism'" * San Francisco Chronicle * "'Tim Cahill walks the line dividing beauty and terror in the great outdoors...He turns reading into a spectator sport'" * Entertainment Weekly * "'There are no butterworms, but there is adventure and, most important, there is Tim Cahill...Winning'" * New York Times Book Review * "'Irresistible...exciting narratives of doing thrilling things in interesting places'" * Booklist * "'Memorable...Cahill does us a great service, for most of us won't be heading down the Amazon or up into the Irian Jaya highlands anytime soon...Cahill touches these places - lightly lightly - and reports back to us'" * Washington Post *show more

About Tim Cahill

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

Review Text

"'There are no butterworms, but there is adventure and, most important, there is Tim Cahill...Winning'"show more

Back cover copy

Once more, Tim Cahill, intrepid voyager to the most mind-boggling and extreme of locations, sets forth into the wild and wonderful. In Pass The Butterworms Cahill takes us to the steppes of Mongolia, where he spends weeks on horseback alongside the descendants of Genghis Khan and masters the "Mongolian death trot"; to the North Pole, where he goes for a pleasure dip in 36-degree water; to Irian Jaya New Guinea, where he spends a companionable evening with members of one of the last head-hunting tribes. Whether observing family values among the Stone Age Dani people, or sampling delicacies like sautéed sago beetle and premasticated manioc beer, Cahill is a fount of arcane information and a master of self-deprecating humour.show more