The Sharks of Lake Nicaragua

The Sharks of Lake Nicaragua : True Tales of Adventure, Travel and Fishing

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Whether he's engaging in mock aerial combat or riding an Iditarod sled, Randy Wayne White is one of America's most adventurous travelers. In this collection he studies anti-terrorist driving techniques, dives for golf balls in an alligator-infested pond, hunts his fellow man with a paint gun, ice-fishes for walleye with X-ray-stunned night-crawlers, and goes pig-shooting with Dr. Pavlov. With self-effacing optimism, White captures the joys and fears of wandering the earth's surface with an eclectic cast of fellow travelers: a frog that won't jump, a group of expatriate Brits who've developed an interesting cure for "road jaundice," and even a mad Australian scientist. Though he rarely finds what he's looking for - like the legendary landlocked bull sharks of Lake Nicaragua - he develops a Zen-like "passion for the means" and a rare ability to revel in the rib-aching humor of each exotic trip. In the end, White leaves the reader mesmerized by the potential of undiscovered places and the promise of adventure in unfamiliar territory, from Florida to Borneo and everywhere in between. A leader of the new breed of thick-skinned, high-endurance adventure travelers of the 1990s, Randy Wayne White uniquely extols the pleasures of being "alone and on the move."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 147.32 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 725.74g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1585741752
  • 9781585741755
  • 2,501,523

Review quote

"Randy White is a hell of a good writer, the real McCoy." -Jon Krakauer "A gentle humorist, Mr. White holds his own as a fine narrative writer." -Wall Street Journal "What fun it is to join White, dashing through the snow on a five-dog Iditarod sled in Alaska, on a frozen lake in Minnesota, on a combat jet dogfighting in the sky above Orlando, all vicariously but just about as vividly as if we were there." -Miami Sunday Herald "White's exuberance and his agility with language make his stories stunningly vivid... for armchair traveler and rugged adventurer alike, this is good, funny, invigotaring stuff." -Chicago Tribune"show more

Back cover copy

Whether he's engaging in mock aerial combat or riding an Iditarod sled, Randy Wayne White is one of America's most adventurous travelers. In this collection he studies anti-terrorist driving techniques, dives for golf balls in an alligator-infested pond, hunts his fellow man with a paint gun, ice-fishes for walleye with X-ray-stunned night-crawlers, and goes pig-shooting with Dr. Pavlov. With self-effacing optimism, White captures the joys and fears of wandering the earth's surface with an eclectic cast of fellow travelers: a frog that won't jump, a group of expatriate Brits who've developed an interesting cure for "road jaundice," and even a mad Australian scientist.Though he rarely finds what he's looking for - like the legendary landlocked bull sharks of Lake Nicaragua - he develops a Zen-like "passion for the means," and a rare ability to revel in the rib-aching humor o each exotic trip. (53/4 X 9, 232 pages)show more

About Randy Wayne White

Randy Wayne White, a former flats-fishing guide, wrote the famous "Out There" column for Outside magazine for many years. His books include Batfishing in the Rainforest and the Doc Ford mystery series. He is now a monthly columnist for Men's Health magazine and lives on Pine Island, off the west coast of Florida.show more

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