This hodgepodge of travel pieces tells of Cahill's experiences diving with sharks, jumping out of planes, trekking through jungles and other dangerous and exotic adventures.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This is not, strictly speaking, a travel book but a collection of articles, most of them previously published in various magazines, on a variety of subjects. The author places the articles into five categories: The Unnatural World, Tooth and Claw, The Natural World, Other People's Lives, and Risk. Cahill, author of Jaguars Ripped My Flesh ( LJ 10/1/87) and A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg ( LJ 2/15/89), has traveled around the world on assignment, covering a wide range of unusual events such as firewalking, caving, etc. He writes with a keen sense of humor, but with a serious and informed attitude. The reader won't find tips on hotels, food, or transportation but a rich and varied tour of interesting and unusual places and events. Recommended for all travel collections.
- George M. Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, Pa.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The transaction went as expected - good. The book, however, the book itself - "Pecked to Death by Ducks" by Tim Cahill - was an excellent read, highly recommended.Published on October 5, 2011 by S. Waggener
Each story is interesting and some of them are quite funny...buy it used...wouldn't pay full price for it!Published on April 26, 2004
I was quite disappointed in this book. Cahill has written outstanding material but this collection seems to be a gathering of miscellaneous leftovers. Read morePublished on May 28, 2001 by C Jones
You don't have to be a travel and outdoors enthusiast to enjoy this book; consisting of Truth McNuggets ranging in length from a few pages to a few tens of pages, it's as... Read morePublished on November 30, 2000
Brilliant. CaHill's images and scenes move from touching and emotional to knee slapping goofy in the distance of just few words. Read morePublished on July 29, 2000 by Jeff Bell