Pecked to Death by Ducks

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 9, 2011 - Travel - 400 pages
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In his latest tour of the earth's remote, exotic, and dismal places, the author of Road Fever and A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg sleeps with a grizzly bear, witnesses demonic possession in Bali, and survives a run-in with something called the Throne of Doom in Guatemala. Vivid and outrageously funny.


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User Review  - Rascalstar - LibraryThing

In fairness, I only read a few stories in this book. It's a collection of short stories from all over the world, the author present in all of them. The stories are fine but I can't seem to get into it ... Read full review

PECKED TO DEATH BY DUCKS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The master of adventure writing (Road Fever, 1991; A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, 1989, etc.) continues his spree with another collection of high-wire essays culled from National Geographic, Rolling ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
A Postcard from theApocalypse
The Throne of Terror
Bolts of Blue Lightning
The Game of Living Things
Marquesas Magic
A Dismal Lack ofMutilations
Cosmic Camping
Sanghyang in Bali
Taquile
The Miners Paradox
An Island Out of Time
Moonwalk Serenade 1978
Calving Season
Tracking Em Down
Missing

Bear in Mind
The Bird
The Bison Ballet
A Missive on Moose
The Llama Dilemma
Last Stand ofthe Mountain Gorilla
The Clam Scam
Lechuguilla
The Big Open
Look Natural
Antarctic Passages
The Moronic SportRevisited
The Moody Waters ofEl Petén
Baja By Kayak
Speak Oz
On Risk
Rope Tricks
Paraglider
Fly Away
Is It Fun Yet?A Saga of Sorority Womenon Crampons
This Is a CaveThis Is the End
Charioteer
Survival Skills
The Tomfoolery Factor
The Dangerous Sports Club
The Howlings
Guilty as Charged
Authors Notesand Acknowledgments
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Tim Cahill is the author of nine books, including A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, Jaguars Ripped My Flesh, and Pass the Butterworms. He is an editor at large for Outside magazine, and his work appears in National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times Book Review, and other national publications. He lives in Montana.

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