Into the heart of Borneo

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Random House Publishing Group, 1985 - History - 191 pages
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The story of a 1983 journey to the center of Borneo, which no expedition had attempted since 1926. O'Hanlon, accompanied by friend and poet James Fenton and three native guides brings wit and humor to a dangerous journey.

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User Review  - Richard Novak - Goodreads

His physical unpreparedness just adds to the journey. A well written, informative, and funny book. I have a copy I pick at every once in awhile. Read full review

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User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

One of my all time favorite authors - the British version of Bill Bryson. Part adventurer, part avid bird watcher Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1985)

A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Literature, Redmond O'Hanlon was the natural history editor of "The Times Literary Supplement" for fifteen years."" He lives near Oxford, England, with his wife and their two children. "Among contemporary travel writers," according to "The Washington Post," "he has the best nose for the globe's precious few remaining blank spots . . . Long may he trudge and paddle."
The following books by O'Hanlon are available in Vintage paperback:
"Into the Heart of Borneo
""A learned and sensitive book as well as a knockabout farce." -"The New York Review of Books"
"In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon
""When Evelyn Waugh . . . and Graham Greene traveled, the going was still rough . . . Redmond O'Hanlon, hacking his way up an unmapped tributary of the Amazon, fearful (and not without good reason) of ending his days in someone's cooking pot, has managed to keep that tradition alive." -Jonathan Raban
"No Mercy: A Journey into the Heart of the Congo"
"Old-fashioned, gut-wrenching, real-life adventure . . . As much an inner journey that explores fear, religion, magic and childhood as it is a dangerous trek into the depths of the jungle." -"Time
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"From the Hardcover edition.

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