The Jewel Hunter

The Jewel Hunter

eBook - 2010
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A tale of one man's obsession with rainforest jewels, this is the story of an impossible dream: a quest to see every one of the world's most elusive avian gems--a group of birds known as pittas--in a single year. Insightful, compelling, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is more than a book about birds. It's a true story detailing the lengths to which a man will go to escape his midlife crisis. A travelogue with a difference, it follows a journey from the suburban straitjacket of High Wycombe to the steamy, leech-infested rainforests of remotest Asia, Africa, and Australia. Danger.
Publisher: Old Basing, Hampshire : WILDGuides, Ă2010
ISBN: 9781400847235
1400847230
1903657164
9781903657164
Characteristics: 1 online resource (344 pages, [80] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps

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