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Auteur: Levison Wood
Taal: Engels
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Auteur: Levison Wood
  • Engels
  • E-book
  • 9781471135668
  • januari 2015
  • 320 pagina's
  • Adobe ePub
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Levison Wood

"Major Levison James Wood FRGS (born 5 May 1982) is a British Army officer and explorer. He is best known for his extended walking expeditions in Africa, Asia, and Central America; over the course of nine months, from 2013-2014, he undertook the first ever expedition to walk the entire length of the river Nile from Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda, beginning in December 2013. The expedition was commissioned as a four-part documentary series for Channel 4 in the UK. He also wrote The Sunday Times bestselling book detailing the expedition, Walking the Nile.

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A major Channel 4 series and a Sunday Times bestsellerHis journey is 4,250 miles long. He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers. He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis. He will cross seven, very different countries. No one has ever made this journey on foot. In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book, recounting Levison Wood's walk the length of the Nile, he will uncover the history of the Nile, yet through the people he meets and who will help him with his journey, he will come face to face with the great story of a modern Africa emerging out of the past. Exploration and Africa are two of his great passions - they drive him on and motivate his inquisitiveness and resolution not to fail, yet the challenges of the terrain, the climate, the animals, the people and his own psychological resolution will throw at him are immense. The dangers are very real, but so is the motivation for this ex-army officer. If he can overcome the mental and physical challenges, he will be walking into history...


Praise for "Walking the Nile"
Walking the Nile has enticed many explorers, but Wood provides an up-to-the-minute portrait of the nations and people that claim the world s longest river . . . Wood is a sharp observer and authoritative writer. He takes pains to describe the Rwandan conflict, the Egyptian revolution, the Sudanese civil war, and all the culture clashes in between . . . A bold travelogue, illuminating great swathes of modern Africa. "Kirkus Reviews"
[An] ambitious attempt . . . the opinions of the people [Wood] encounters . . . are dynamic and at times surprising . . . These voices, seen through the lens of Wood s words, make this memoir a success. "Publishers Weekly"
An immense feat of endurance, a magnificent journey and a great adventure. Ranulph Fiennes
Many have attempted this holy grail of an expeditionso I admire Lev s determination and courage to pull this off Bear Grylls
Obsession, sacrifice, bravery, deaththe themes of great expedition tales haven t changed since Odysseus set sail. The adventurer Levison Wood has accomplished a doubly impressive feat, not only walking the Nile but capturing that experience in this lovely, evocative book. Mark Adams, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Turn Right at Machu Pichu"
[A] thoughtful, informative, and extremely good book. "Daily Mail" (UK)
Wood gives an engaging account of his journey and the people and wildlife he meets along the way. . . . Gripping and illuminating, this is an account of an adventure by an explorer very much aware of the complexities of the world around him but determined to pursue his goal. "The Good Book Guide" (UK)
There are already quite a lot of locust-loving TV He-Men out there trying to fill the evolutionary gap between Crocodile Dundee and Michael Palin. But Levison Wood is a cut above. "London Evening Standard"
A remarkable, challenging, and inspiring journey. "Beyond" (UK)
Wood reminds us we re not running out of new places to explore. "Scotsman"
Wood s journey has inspired many others . . . Since Homer composed "The Odyssey" we ve known it s the journey, not the destination alone, that truly rewards us. Yet, without those restless individuals blazing a trail for us to follow, would we ever even peek beyond the horizon? And that is perhaps why adventurers such as Levison Wood are considered timeless icons of masculinity. "Times" (UK)"

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