Text Publishing Company, 1999, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Reprint
Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 326 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Mild age tanning throughout. Edges slightly foxed. The cover has bumps and marks indicating prior use but is in very good condition overall. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. Mammologist Tim Flannery assumed the age of exploration had died with Darwin. Upon arrival in New Guinea, though, he realises just how wrong he's been. Hilarious and riveting, Thowim Way Leg chronicles Flannery's adventures among the mountain people of New Guinea while in hot pursuit of giant rats, tree-kangaroos, bats, possums and bandicoots. In the local pidgin, "throwim way leg" describes the first decisive step in a journey. Flannery takes that step--and soon he's clambering up steep peaks; braving jungle critters like sweat bees, hairy spiders, pythons and the occasional crocodile; and perilously close to ending up in hot water more than once. Cannibalism, he assures us, is a thing of the past, but when he comes into contact with the Miyanmin--a people who refer to a neighbouring tribe as "bokis es bilong mipela" (literally, "our refrigerator")--we're left wondering how he got out alive. With 14 pages of colourful, enticing, "wish-I-could-go-there-right-now" photos. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Anthropology; Papua New Guinea; Travel & Places. ISBN: 1876485191. ISBN/EAN: 9781876485191. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4446.