In the Mountains of Heaven: True Tales of Adventure on Six Continents

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Globe Pequot, 2000 - Travel - 230 pages
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In this collection of twenty exquisitely crafted pieces, award-winning travel writer Mike Tidwell shatters the mold of the travel genre. His writing is more than just adventurous tales of getting from here to there. There's plenty of that, of course, whether it's getting marooned on a desert island or traveling the Silk Road with nomadic shepherds or getting caught in a deadly rock slide in the Texas desert. But what makes Tidwell's writing different is his uncanny ability to draw out those he meets - a Hanoi barber, a Columbian innkeeper, a homeless fisherman in Washington, D.C. Such encounters allow Tidwell to probe his own emotions for the sort of edification and larger rewards that only thoughtful travel can bring. (6 1/4 X 9 1/4, 244 pages)

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User Review  - John_Vaughan - LibraryThing

Mike Tidwell seems to believe in ghosts and magic. He certainly writes magically about his adventures; fishing the inner-city parks and ponds of DC or camping in the Congo, his ‘voice’ resonates with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer Haas - Goodreads

great book. very well written, keeps you attached. adventurous, humorous, educational. Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Mike Tidwell predicted in vivid detail the Katrina hurricane disaster in his 2003 book, "Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast". He has written five books centered on the themes of travel and nature. These include "Amazon Stranger" (detailing efforts to save the Ecuadorian rain forest) and "In the Mountains of Heaven" (travels to exotic lands across the globe). Tidwell has won four Lowell Thomas awards, the highest prize in American travel journalism, and is a former grantee of the National Endowment for the Arts. His articles have appeared in many national publications. Tidwell is also founder and director of the U.S. Climate Emergency Council, based in Takoma Park, Maryland. A native of Georgia, he now lives in Maryland with his nine-year-old son, Sasha.

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