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Author Wheeler, Sara.

Title Access all areas : selected writings 1990-2011 / Sara Wheeler.

Imprint New York : North Point Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    910.4 WHE    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    910.4 WHE    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description xix, 312 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents Introduction. Part I: Finding the story: The end of the bolster: romance in Poland -- Tierra del Fuego -- Malawi: dead in the long run -- Colorado: bringing lynx home -- Kerala: killing elephants, and how to avoid it -- Albania -- The sea islands of Georgia -- Tips about icebergs: the polar regions: The igloo papers ; The South Pole ; Frozen ten years ; No, no, Nanook -- Solovki: Russia in miniature. Part II: Role models: Mary Kingsley: travels in West Africa -- Norman Lewis -- Domestic manners of the Americans -- Tété-Michel Kpomassie -- Shackleton -- Apsley Cherry-Garrard: bad trips -- Freya Stark -- Four biographies: Chewing cement: Martha Gellhorn ; Fucking the tea cozy: Bruce Chatwin ; Fiction never lies: V. S. Naipaul ; Almost castrated: Robert Byron -- Jan Morris -- Sybille Bedford -- Nikos Kazantzakis. Part III: Putting a figure on the landscape: Isabella Bird in the Rockies -- Chen Yifei: an artist in China -- Explorers: Gertrude Bell ; Fridtjoj Nassen ; Captain Scott ; Shackleton's Ross Sea party ; Henry Stanley ; Wilfred Thesiger -- Climbers -- Going strong for the top -- Writing Ronald Reagan -- And so the years passed -- Part IV: Staying put: Learning to belly dance -- Learning to striptease -- Wing walking: oh, the terror -- Reading the Argos catalog in bed -- Part V: What do I do now? Requiem through Bangladesh -- QE2 diary -- Cuba, sí! -- Chile, mi amor -- Appendix -- Poste restante -- About the author -- Acknowledgements.
Subject Wheeler, Sara -- Travel.
Travelers' writings, British.
Biography as a literary form.
ISBN 9780865478770 (pbk.)
0865478775 (pbk.)

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