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Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile (Modern Library)

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Squeezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide — not a country that lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler discovered when she traveled alone from the top to the bottom, from the driest desert in the world to the sepulchral wastes of Antarctica. Eloquent, astute, nimble with history and deftly amusing, Travels in a Thin Country established Sara Wheeler as one of the very best travel writers in the world.

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"Notably well written, perceptive, lively and sympathetic. Sara Wheeler is very well worth reading." Daily Telegraph

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"She is a marvelous writer — funny, elegant and observant. As a traveling companion, Sara Wheeler is shrewd and amusing and likeable and well informed...not just a good but an outstanding travel writer." The Oldie

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"Always lively and informative, sketching in the history with a light but sure touch...she admirably conveys the mood of contemporary Chile." The New Statesman

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"A gifted writer with a knack for discovering the unexpected....Ms. Wheeler is a writer with attitude." The Hindu

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-304).

About the Author

Like Denys Finch Hatton, Sara Wheeler was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford. Her books include Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica; Travels in a Thin Country; and Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, all available from the Modern Library. When not traveling, Wheeler lives with her family in London.

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ISBN:
9780375753657
Subtitle:
A Journey Through Chile (Modern Library)
Author:
Wheeler, Sara
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Chile
Subject:
Chile Description and travel.
Subject:
South America - General
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Wheeler, Sara - Travel - Chile
Subject:
TRAVEL / South America
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.00x5.25x.79 in. .56 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Modern Library - English 9780375753657 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Notably well written, perceptive, lively and sympathetic. Sara Wheeler is very well worth reading."
"Review" by , "She is a marvelous writer — funny, elegant and observant. As a traveling companion, Sara Wheeler is shrewd and amusing and likeable and well informed...not just a good but an outstanding travel writer."
"Review" by , "Always lively and informative, sketching in the history with a light but sure touch...she admirably conveys the mood of contemporary Chile."
"Review" by , "A gifted writer with a knack for discovering the unexpected....Ms. Wheeler is a writer with attitude."
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