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Testosterone planet : true stories from a man's world
O'Reilly, Seán.
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, Calif. : Travelers Tales, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiv, 297 pages ; 21 cm.
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G525 .T39 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Men. You've encountered them before - the most foolhardy, annoying, courageous and dangerous creatures on the planet. Share the madness and laughs as you follow their bizarre testosterone driven adventures.

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Booklist Review

These four new collections of travel writings are the latest volumes in a series of anthologies that celebrates not only travel but also simply giving into the sense of adventure. These books are definitely of an armchair nature--not necessarily for taking along on trips, that is, but for reading beforehand or afterward. The first title underscores the "unique family travel thrill," while the second title focuses on one specific travel destination, the Grand Canyon, which is visited by five million people a year. The third title ushers the reader into the world of male adventure, all brass and bravery, and the fourth title sheds light on the distaff side of travel, which, of course, exhibits different agendas and mindsets from the "male" version of travel. Four books for all active travel literature collections. --Brad Hooper

Table of Contents

Richard SterlingJon KrakauerChristopher Cook GilmoreSebastian JungerRay IsleFrank McCourtTim WardTim CahillGeorge Vincent WrightBill BrysonRichard SterlingMichael Quinn PattonMichael PaternitiAntoine de Saint-ExuperyPhil CousineauEddy L. HarrisEmily JenkinsJim Wickwire and Dorothy BullittMichael HerrCraig VetterSlavomir RawiczEarl PerryPaul William RobertsWilliam AshtonLarry Habegger
Introductionp. xiii
Part 1 The Things They Do
The Perfect Punch in the Facep. 3
Devils Thumbp. 6
The World's Most Dangerous Girlfriendp. 31
The Lure of Dangerp. 38
Wild Turkeyp. 50
A Fine Boyop. 63
Fire Beneath the Skinp. 68
In Chief Yali's Shoesp. 89
Applause in Calcuttap. 92
Part 2 When They Hear a Different Drummer
Trail Mixp. 97
Turn the Tablesp. 114
Original Sinp. 124
An American Herop. 130
The Pilot and the Elementsp. 138
The Longingp. 152
On the Roadp. 159
The Blue Manp. 169
Part 3 In Their Own Shadow
Crevassep. 179
Breathing Inp. 202
Into the Abyssp. 220
Kharkov and the Lubyankap. 244
The Thrillp. 256
Part 4 Into the Light
No Like A-feesh?p. 265
A Room of Menp. 281
Heading for Homep. 287
Acknowledgementsp. 295