Panama Hat Trail: A Journey from South America

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National Geographic Society, 1986 - Travel - 270 pages
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He and his sidekick, Shih Te, are known as the laughing, ragged pair who left their poetry on stones, trees, farmhouses, and monastery walls, calling others to "the Cold Mountain way" of simple, honest, joyful living. J. P. Seaton takes a fresh look at these poets, as well as at Wang Fan-chih, who followed in the outsider tradition a few centuries later. Forceful and wry, all three condemn the excesses of mind and matter that prevent people from attaining true enlightenment. With a comprehensive introduction and commentary throughout, this collection points to where, in a world that's always moving and so full of suffering, stillness and clarity can be found.

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Tom Miller explores how Panama Hats are made and sold from the straw to Resistol in the United States. Along the way he describles the people and places he encounters. This book contains a bibliography and index. Read full review

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Though offering perhaps more about Panama hats than the reader might ever want to know, this is a satisfying travel book that tells much else about Ecuador and its peoples. The growing, harvesting ... Read full review



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Miller reports about conflict and culture in the American Southwest and Latin America. He has lectured often about the border in United States and Mexico, and he has taught writing to students from grade school to college in both countries.

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