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Tim Cahill sleeps with grizzly bears. He also treks with llamas, inches his way through the deepest cave in America, and assesses the cuteness quotient of giant clams in the South Pacific - all in the service of some of the most lively, nerve-wracking and outrageous travel writing of our time. From the wastes of Antarctica to the blazing oil fields of Kuwait, and from an evening of demonic possession in Bali to a session on Guatemala's Throne of Terror, "Pecked to Death by Ducks" is a grand tour of the earth's remote, exotic and dismal more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 199 x 25mm | 292g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552771600
  • 9780552771603
  • 1,209,161

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 more

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"'Cahill can be a lot of fun to hang out with. Here is a writer blessed not only with wit and style, but feeling and compassion'"show more

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Tim Cahill has no notion of 'going to extremes'. It's just what he does naturally. He learns many valuable life lessons along the way: how to drink with the Aussies (trying to match them beer for beer is not a good idea); a method for developing acute claustrophobia (crawling on your belly for two weeks in total darkness while exploring the world's deepest cave); and the best way to take a nap while observing a grizzly bear at close range. He also finds time to assist the English police with their enquiries, after his fleeting involvement with the Dangerous Sports Club. With great wit and excitement, Pecked to Death by Ducks delivers vicarious thrills so vivid you'll feel like you're there - but be glad that you're not. His thirst for the most bizarre, challenging and downright weird stories from all corners of the planet has given us another remarkable collection of hilarious more

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1,356 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (516)
3 28% (378)
2 6% (78)
1 1% (17)
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