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Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World

Authors: Stevenson, Seth
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: TRV001000, TRV010000, BIO025000
ISBN: 9781101186480, Related ISBNs: 1101186488, 1594484422, 9781101186480, 9781594484421
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 288,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: An eye-opening and fascinating slow travel journey from an acclaimed writer who circled the globe without ever leaving the ground.

In this age of globalism and high-speed travel, Seth Stevenson, the witty, thoughtful Slate columnist, takes us back to a time when travel meant putting one foot in front of the other, racing to make connections between trains and buses in remote transit stations, and wading through the chaos that most long-haul travelers float 35,000 feet above. Stevenson winds his way around the world by biking, walking, hiking, riding in rickshaws, freight ships, cruise ships, ancient ferries, buses, and the Trans-Siberian Railway-but never gets on an airplane.

He finds that from the ground, one sees the world anew-with a deeper understanding of time, distance, and the vastness of the earth. In this sensational travelogue, each step of the journey is an adventure, full of unexpected revelations in every new port, at every bend in the railroad tracks, and around every street corner.
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