The River at the Centre of the World

The River at the Centre of the World

The River at the Centre of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time by Simon Winchester
Penguin Group | 1998 | ISBN: 0141937904 | EPUB | 2.8MB

Simon Winchester undertakes a journey from the mouth of the Yangste River to its source. This is the story of the river, it's cities and their people, built around the author's own journey to discover something of the essence of China and her people, the Yangtse being her soul and centre.

Outposts

Outposts

Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire by Simon Winchester
HarperCollins | 2003 | ISBN: 0061978329 | EPUB | 1.42MB

Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last glint of imperial glory.

His adventures in these distant and forgotten ends of the earth make compelling, often funny reading and tell a story most of us had thought was over: a tale of the last outposts in Britain's imperial career and those who keep the flag flying.

With a new introduction, this updated edition tells us what has happened to these extraordinary places while the author's been away.

Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon: The Great Race to Finish the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Planet by Colin Angus
Anchor | 2010 | ISBN: 0307374858 | EPUB | 2.17MB


In June, 2004, Colin Angus left Vancouver on his bicycle. Nearly two years later, he rolled back in, looking like a castaway, and having completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.


Angus cycled, skiied, and rowed a route that took him to Alaska, across the Bering Sea and the Siberian winter, across Europe from Moscow to Portugal, then across the Atlantic to Costa Rica--a 156-day rowing odyssey. From there it was a short 8,300 kilometre ride back to Vancouver. Along the way he burned through 4,000 chocolate bars, 72 inner tubes, 250 kgs of freeze-dried foods, 31 dorado fish (caught from the sea), 2 offshore rowboats, 4 bicycles, 80 kgs of clothing. And he showed the world that if he can travel 43,000 kilometres without polluting the planet, then the rest of us can get off our butts, and clean up our own acts.


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