#1 in Social Science top-reviewsWith THE WORLD UP CLOSE, bicyclist Kameel Nasr has created a fascinating and personal introduction to the world's people, sharing diverse episodes from his 40,000 mile bicycle journey through 70 countries. Nasr offers his readers a vicarious view across the handlebars as he tackles the Appalachians, the Anders, the Himalayas...crosses Sinai in the summer...shares the ever-present fears of Central Americans...explores Morocco's Hashish Trail. Nasr's book will certainly be taken by fellow cyclists as an inviting challenge to take to the road as he has, but you don't have to be a bicycle buff to proclaim this book your reading adventure of the year. Nasr has made this much more a book of people than of places. In high festival or the despair of abject poverty, here are the world's people--very close up yet presented with breathtaking perspective.
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Reviewed by Samuel Mendosa
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Friday 17 July, 2015
One of the most fascinating travel books I've read since the author doesn't talk about the places he's traveled by bicycle, which is amazing onto itself, but gets us to think about our own lives. Very sensitively written--you feel that you're there among the people. The book is about people, some so different yet all of us alike. A very fulfilling read--highly recommended.
|Size: ||225 KB|
|Publisher: ||Curiosity Books|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9780996175319 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|