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Title:
The winds of Mara.
Author:
Fletcher, Colin, 1922-2007.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[First edition].
Physical Description:
343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780394470917
Format :
Book

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Central Library QL337.K4 F54 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Colin Fletcher was born in Wales and educated in England. He lives in Carmel Valley, California.

Backpacker and writer Colin Fletcher was born in Wales on March 14, 1922. He served in the Royal Marines during World War II and moved to the United States in 1956 after spending time in Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Canada. His best known work is The Complete Walker, which is a comprehensive guide to backpacking and was first published in 1968. He turned many of his backpacking adventures into books. In 1958, he walked the length of California and wrote The Thousand-Mile Summer. In 1963, he walked the length of Grand Canyon National Park entirely within the rim of the canyon and wrote The Man Who Walked Through Time. In 1989, he hiked and rafted the entire length of the Green/Colorado River and wrote River: One Man's Journey down the Colorado, Source to Sea. He died in Monterey, Calfornia on June 12, 2007 from natural causes.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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