Pole to pole with Michael Palin.

by Palin, Michael.

Format: Print Book 1992
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Nonfiction 910.4 PAL
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  910.4 PAL

Pole to Pole is the second of Michael Palin's Great Twentieth Century Adventures. Setting out to travel from one end of the earth to the other, Palin and his team, using aircraft only as a last resort, endured extremes of heat and cold, as they crossed 17 countires on trains, trucks, ships, rafts, ski-doos, buses, barges, bicycles and balloons. Lavishly illustrated with photograohs by Basil Pao - Michael's friend and fellow-traveller on Around the World in Eighty Days - PoleTo Pole is Michael Palin's own record of the pain and pleasure of an exraordinary journey. If you love travel, have a sense of humor, or just enjoy reading about someone else's misfortunes, then this is the book for you.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The ultimate travel adventure of the jet age may be to journey from the North Pole to the South Pole by every means but airplane. British actor-writer-TV producer Palin (a member of the Monty Python troupe) rose to the challenge in 1991, when he and a BBC-TV crew undertook a five-month trip along the 30 east line of longitude. Through 17 countries they traveled by bus, train, barge, ship, bicycle, car, balloon and raft; when prearranged transport failed them in the last leg of their journey, from South Africa to Antarctica, there was nothing for it but to take a plane. While the sheer mechanics of getting from one place to the next occupied most of the time, Palin vividly reports on the almost daily changes in panorama and the acutely experienced differences in climate, culture, politics, plumbing, lodgings, food and mores. He recoups the keen sense of fun--and of trauma--during the days of this Grand Tour. The narrative is witty and Palin's exuberance contagious. Crew photographer Basil Pao illustrates with a profusion of seductive color shots. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Palin, Michael -- Travel.
Pole to pole (Television program)
Voyages and travels.
Publisher New York :BBC/Parkwest Publications,1992
Other Titles Pole to pole (Television program)
Contributors Pao, Basil.
Language English
Description 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
ISBN 0563362839
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