Sunday, August 18, 2013

Traveling Parallels

There are many goals and routes you can devise for travel.  A few have decided that following the fat part of the earth, along the equator, is the way to go.  And there there's one contrarian.

1.  Following the Equator: and Anti-Imperialist Essays,  Mark Twain (Part of the Oxford Edition (1996).  Bought new as part of complete collection of Mark Twain -- one of the best book values I've ever invested in.


2.  Equator: A Journey, Thurston Clarke (1988).  Bought used somewhere.


3.  The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam, Eliza Griswold (2010).  Not quite the equator -- ten degrees north.  This seems to be the rough dividing line between Islam and Christianity.  Griswald explores the fault line from Nigeria to the Philippines.  Bought new. 


4.  Pole to Pole With Michael Palin, Michael Palin (1992).  Palin is the contrarian in the bunch traveling up and down rather than side to side.  Companion to the BBC TV series.  Bought used somewhere.  

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