The Resource Tschiffely's ride : ten thousand miles in the saddle from southern cross to pole star, (ebook)

Tschiffely's ride : ten thousand miles in the saddle from southern cross to pole star, (ebook)

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Tschiffely's ride : ten thousand miles in the saddle from southern cross to pole star
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Tschiffely's ride
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ten thousand miles in the saddle from southern cross to pole star
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eng
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From the southeast coast of South America through an expanse of Peruvian sands en route to the West Coast, then onward through Central American jungles and rainforest, and finally to New York, Tschiffely's journey was considered impossible and absurd by many newspaper writers in 1925. However, after two and a half years on horseback with two of his trusty and tough steeds, this daring trekker lived to tell his best-selling tale. Tschiffely's 10,000-mile journey was filled with adventure and triumph, but it also forced the traveler to deal with tremendous natural and man-made obstacles, as many countries in Central America were war-torn. He traversed rivers and mountains in hurricanes and hail storms, stopping to stay the night with farmers and villagers in huts who often shared their mysterious and superstitious tales. He ate dried goats' meat in a desolate town of Santiago del Estero, watched illegal cockfights and vicious machete battles between plantation workers in Jujuy, and was healed by an Indian herb doctor in the mountains of Bolivia for his infection after excavating graves; these obstacles have captured the hearts of people from around the world. In addition to the remarkable details of his travel expedition, Tschiffely's relationship with his horses, Mancha and Gato, is perhaps the most endearing element of the book, and his photos of the people and places he encountered make Tschiffely's Ride the perfect travel companion for adventure enthusiasts
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Midwest
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1895-1954
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Tschiffely, A. F.
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918.043
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non fiction
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  • Tschiffely, A. F.
  • Latin America
  • United States
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adult
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Tschiffely's ride : ten thousand miles in the saddle from southern cross to pole star, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781628733884
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12269758
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remote
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12269758
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Tschiffely's ride : ten thousand miles in the saddle from southern cross to pole star, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781628733884
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12269758
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12269758
System control number
MWT12269758
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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