Into Thick Air

Into Thick Air

Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents

Book - 2008
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Describes the author's solo bicycle journeys to the lowest points on the world's six continents, including the Dead Sea, Patagonia, and Death Valley, where he encountered a diverse range of cultures and natural challenges.
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, c2008
ISBN: 9781578051410
157805141X
Characteristics: x, 321 p. : maps ; 23 cm

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ownedbydoxies
Nov 08, 2012

I love travel books, particularly when the writer has a sense of humor and a slightly wacky perspective. And is a good writer to boot. This author is all three. It's a good read, with some smiles and laughs thrown in.

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velowallah
Jul 25, 2011

I wasn't pulled to any of the destinations of the author, and I am still not, but it doesn't matter... Malusa is an entertaining and thoughtful writer. I liked that he puts a lot of what he sees in the context of old writings about the places too. And the chapter on Djibouti made me discover a place I knew almost nothing about.

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sairen42
Nov 11, 2010

Malusa's a little nuts, and no mistake, but he's a very interesting kind of nut and one who writes very well. He shows a great sense of place, and its his interactions with the people along his route that make this book well worth reading.

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