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Grounded : A Down to Earth Journey Around the World
by Seth Stevenson


Overview - An eye-opening and fascinating journey from an acclaimed travel 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 travel 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.
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Overview
An eye-opening and fascinating journey from an acclaimed travel 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 travel 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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  • ISBN-13: 9781594484421
  • ISBN-10: 1594484422
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Publish Date: April 2010
  • Page Count: 274
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 6.06 x 0.74 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.52 pounds


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