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Title:
Unpackaged tours : world travels off the beaten track
Author:
Morrisby, Ted.
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Publication Information:
New York : Taplinger Pub. Co., 1988.
Physical Description:
vi, 392 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780800879396
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

For lovers of adventure everywhere, this extraordinary collection of travel pieces offers exciting journeys to some of the world's most exotic faraway places.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Morrisby, a British TV filmmaker, writes here about his exciting ``world travels off the beaten path.'' He and his film crew have trekked to little-known, stimulating, sometimes dangerous places. History becomes vivid in his accounts of finding Viking relics in Greenland, of exploring the island where Alexander Selkirk (``Robinson Crusoe'') was marooned. Overshadowing all his adventures, however, are Morrisby's recollections of his experience in Haiti where he made a film in 1930. One feels his fear at meeting Papa Doc and the female head of the murderous Tontons Macoutes. Readers will also be intrigued by the author's maps of territories rarely depicted in general atlases. (March) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

Over the last 30 years Australian filmmaker Morrisby has witnessed whale slaughtering in the Faroes and revolution in the Congo, interviewed Papa Doc in Haiti, and visited islands as remote as Tristan da Cunha and Pitcairn. He skillfully weaves personal narrative with history and description in an engaging and remarkably informative manner. Included is an excellent bibliography and some much-needed maps. Similar in approach and style to Simon Winchester's The Sun Never Sets: travels to the remaining outposts of the British Empire ( LJ 5/1/86), this is recommended for public libraries. Harold M. Otness, Southern Oregon State Coll. Lib., Ashland (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.