Tales from the Torrid Zone
Travels in the Deep Tropics
By Alexander Frater
Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307388261, 384pp.
Publication Date: February 12, 2008
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“Lyrical [and] moving. . . . Part memoir, part travel yarn, a hymn to the solar lands.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Entertaining. . . . This world is literally teeming with natural wonders, local characters, and wild stories.” —The Boston Globe
“A book to treasure on many levels. . . . Be prepared to be fascinated.”
—The Washington Times
'Fascinating. . . . A diverting, loose-limbed tour of the earth's hot zones. . . . Mr Frater, a genial tour guide and a stylish writer, makes excellent company.” —The New York Times