Equator: a journey
In 1984, Thurston Clarke set out to see the equator first hand. His expedition spanned three continents, countless interviews, and some of the hardest traveling imaginable. Three years later, he had completed one of the last great adventures on earth.
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Equator, by Thurston Clarke, is all about going around the world the hard way. That is, instead of doing a Michael Palin and tracing Phineas Fogg's northern hemisphere traverse of the globe, Clarke attempts to circumnavigate the earth by following its widest point, i.e. the equator itself. Clarke is a genial and entertaining tour guide as he takes us from northern South America, across the heart of Africa, through Singapore and Indonesia, and eventually to a couple of remote Pacific islands. More specifically, Clarke begins his journey in Guyana, a country that few of us know much about. In fact Clarke spends too much time there as this initial section of the book drags just a bit. Things pick up, however, when he crosses the Atlantic and sets off of into the Congo, Rwanda, and Somalia. This part of the book moves quickly and is especially vivid. It’s also of some historical interest as Clarke experiences these countries just before the horrific events that have befallen all three in the years since. I’d recommend this book to all fans of good travel writing, and anyone interested in the day-to-day life of tropical cultures.
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While I was excited to read this book, because the concept is so intriguing, I was saddened to see how poverty-riden the equatorial areas that Clarke visited were. Slightly disillusioning. But I really enjoyed Clarke's writing. His paints his experiences and characters so vividly.
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EQUATOR: A Journey. 1988. Equator.jpg. Reviews of Equator. [An] extraordinary book... rich substance -- color, variety, humor, Mr. Clarke is an observer ...
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EQUATOR A Journey. By Thurston Clarke. Maps. 464 pp. New York: William Morrow & Company. $20.95. When Thurston Clarke decided to travel the world's equator, ...
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(Oorspr.titel: Equator. A journey. Vert. B.Mossel). Baarn, Wereldvenster, 1990. 475 pp. Met krtn. Pb. €(euro) 14.00 Book number: 14638 ...
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Oorspronkelijke titel: Equator : a journey Oorspronkelijk jaar van uitgave: 1988 Oorspronkelijke plaats van uitgave: New York ...