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Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo (Vintage Departures)

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Eric Hansen was the first westerner ever to walk across the island of Borneo. Completely cut off from the outside world for seven months, he traveled nearly 1,500 miles with small bands of nomadic hunters known as Penan. Beneath the rain forest canopy, they trekked through a hauntingly beautiful jungle where snakes and frogs fly, pigs climb trees, giant carnivorous plants eat mice, and mushrooms glow at night.

At once a modern classic of travel literature and a gripping adventure story, Stranger in the Forest provides a rare and intimate look at the vanishing way of life of one of the last surviving groups of rain forest dwellers. Hansen's absorbing, and often chilling, account of his exploits is tempered with the humor and humanity that prompted the Penan to take him into their world and to share their secrets.

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Eric Hansen was the first westerner to ever walk across the island of Borneo.In this book, Hansen provides an intimate look at a vanishing way of life forone of the last surviving groups of rain forest dwellers. Photos and map.

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Eric Hansen lives in San Francisco, California.

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greenhornetsnest, October 4, 2008 (view all comments by greenhornetsnest)
STRANGER IN THE FOREST is a timeless Borneo classic; a must read by all Borneo enthusiasts. WITH PYTHONS & HEAD-HUNTERS IN BORNEO, THE QUEST FOR MOUNT TIBAN, by Brian Row McNamee, is also a must Borneo read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375724954
Author:
Hansen, Eric
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Asia - Far East
Subject:
Asia - Southeast
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Sarawak
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Malaysia
Subject:
Sarawak Description and travel.
Subject:
Hansen, Eric - Travel - Malaysia - Sarawak
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
210
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.94x5.28x.57 in. .59 lbs.

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