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The Resource Esprit de Battuta : alone across Africa on a bicycle, Pamela Watson

Esprit de Battuta : alone across Africa on a bicycle, Pamela Watson

Label
Esprit de Battuta : alone across Africa on a bicycle
Title
Esprit de Battuta
Title remainder
alone across Africa on a bicycle
Statement of responsibility
Pamela Watson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who has not wanted to escape the daily grind, to search for life and adventure elsewhere? Australian-born and London-based Pamela Watson had a comfortable, if overworked existence, as a management consultant but yearned for freedom and the adventure. 'That's it!' she thought. 'I'll cycle across Africa!' Join her on this intoxicating journey that began as a search for adventure and turned into a journey of self-discovery. Perplexed by what causes her to choose suffering over comfort, she perseveres and along the way discovers companionship, kindness and compassion, and injustices that burn through the page. Cycling for a year and a half, covering nearly 15,000 kilometres and crossing through seventeen countries, she encountered an Africa rarely reported in the media and experienced first-hand the violent tinderbox of local politics. She discovers women are the backbone of rural Africa and is shocked to learn their responsibilities are not matched by their access to basic human rights
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watson, Pamela
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Watson, Pamela
  • Travelers' writings, Australian
  • Women travelers
  • Bicycle touring
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Esprit de Battuta : alone across Africa on a bicycle, Pamela Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First and second edition published 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251366370
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xiii, 512 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743795736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Esprit de Battuta : alone across Africa on a bicycle, Pamela Watson
Publication
Note
First and second edition published 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251366370
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xiii, 512 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743795736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, portraits

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