Whether you're planning a trip to exotic locales, or merely an armchair traveler, reading How to Be a World Traveler is a trip in and of itself.

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Your All-Terrain Training Manual
Joel Levy
Illustrated by Jamesgulliver Hancock

The world has gotten to be such a small place now that it's not a pipe dream to think you could actually visit the jungles of the Amazon or the savannahs of Africa or sail remote parts of the oceans in your lifetime. While traveling in such places, you may encounter some pretty gnarly things: botflies (I witnessed a botfly extraction once in Belize and it was the grossest thing I've ever seen), quicksand, electric eels -- that sort of thing. So, for the person who might really need to know a myriad of survival tips or for the armchair traveler, this book is a great read.

In chapters on Jungle & Savannah, Desert, Polar, Forest & Mountain, and Oceans & Rivers, you'll find fascinating facts about what one might encounter, life-saving tips, and a little history (including the girl who fell 2 miles out of a lightning-struck airplane over the Amazon and survived!). Reading all this makes How to Be a World Explorer a trip in and of itself, and if you never leave the comfort zone of your home town, you'll almost feel as if you did. Factual, but light-hearted, with plenty of illustrations and wry comments, this book could be called a page-turner, frankly. And if you really want to get down to business and leave your armchair, there's a chapter on Navigation (how to read a compass, map, etc.) as well as Explorer Bootcamp, which is the ''101'' course everyone who's up for an adventure should read (essentials, starting a fire, being weather wise, etc.).

The folks at Lonely Planet -- who bring us this book -- know what they're talking about and they don't disappoint with this book!

(Ages: 9 and up)

#34777 - Hardcover Book - 160 pgs
Our price $17.99

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