Hold the Enlightenment

Hold the Enlightenment

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Random House, Inc.
In his latest collection of death-defying exploits and far-flung travels, Outside Magazine editor Tim Cahill visits the side of an active volcano in Ecuador, the Saharan salt mines and the largest toxic waste dump in the Western Hemisphere. He also ventures to find a Caspian tiger in Turkey and giant centipedes in the Congo. Cahill is one of the last great intrepid journalists, and his thirty wildly entertaining essays display sparkling wit and unstinting curiosity. When not on the move, he debunks hoary notions of the kindness of dolphins and ruminates on religion, death and the perplexing phenomenon of yoga. Charming, incisive and absolutely fearless, Cahill is the perfect travel companion.

Baker & Taylor
In a hilarious compilation of travel essays, the author of A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg recalls the challenges--animal, topographical, and human--he encountered on his journeys from the Saharan salt mines and the Congolese jungle to Hanford, Washington, site of the largest toxic waste dump in the Western Hemisphere. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.


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