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The Whales Know: A Journey Through Mexican California (Armchair Traveller)

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Revisiting some of the locations seen by John Steinbeck, Pino Cacucci travels the length of Baja California—the world's longest peninsula. Along the way, he hears the story of a man still suffering from injuries sustained during his past life as a pirate, tales of buried treasure chests, and of the trials of Jesuit missionaries among the Indios. But it is the whales, with their extraordinary intelligence, playfulness, sense of revenge, and touching generosity, that capture the author's heart. Written with humility and humor, The Whales Know is an insight into a land where appearances can be deceptive.

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A journey through a wild landscape that echoes with legends of pirates, queens, Jesuits, buried treasures–and extraordinary whales.

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Following in the footsteps of John Steinbeck, Cacucci travels through endless expanses of desert, salt mountains and rows of cacti with thorns so sharp that they can impale thirsty birds... Written with humour and heart, this is an insight into an ecosystem under threat and he describes the landscape and its inhabitants with compassion and respect.

About the Author

Born in Chiavari, Cacucci moved to Bologna in 1975. In the early 1980s he lived for long periods in both Paris and Barcelona, and traveller extensively through Latin America and Mexico, where he settled for several years. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-ficiton, often drawing attention to neglected historical figures, submerged and hidden by official histories.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781907973888
Author:
Cacucci, Pino
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Author:
Gregor, Katherine
Author:
Gregor, Katia
Author:
Cacucci, Pina
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Haus Publishing - Literary Travellers
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
6.63 x 4.75 in

Related Subjects


» Travel » North America » Mexico
» Travel » North America » United States » Western States
» Travel » Special Interest » Ecotourism
» Travel » Travel Writing » General
» Travel » Travel Writing » Latin America

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A journey through a wild landscape that echoes with legends of pirates, queens, Jesuits, buried treasures–and extraordinary whales.

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Following in the footsteps of John Steinbeck, Cacucci travels through endless expanses of desert, salt mountains and rows of cacti with thorns so sharp that they can impale thirsty birds... Written with humour and heart, this is an insight into an ecosystem under threat and he describes the landscape and its inhabitants with compassion and respect.
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