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Equator: A Journey
Equator A Journey
Author: Thurston Clarke
ISBN-13: 9780380729418
ISBN-10: 0380729415
Publication Date: 4/1997
Pages: 463
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Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Widely considered a jewel of contemporary travel literature, Equator is Thurston Clarke's magnificent, witty account of his solo journey along the Earth's torrid midsection-a grueling 25,000 mile odyssey that spanned three years and as many continents. His was a perilous trek across an almost surreal landscape-where a first class hotel appeared smack in the middle of a leper colony and a one-time Pacific island paradise stood as a hideous, bomb-blasted testament to nuclear folly. Along the way Clarke encountered the world's heaviest rat, the Earth's highest volcano, and the king of a Micronesian island wearing flip-flops and a novelty t-shirt. Throughout, Clarke's unflagging sense of humor and wonder make this make Equator a classic of its kind.