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Your Crocodile has Arrived: More true stories from a curious traveler (The Curious Traveler) by [Laurie McAndish King]

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"Weaves adventure, humor and wisdom ... whether it is a chocolate massage, eating sheep offal in Scotland, or sky walking in New Zealand, the adventures in this book will make readers long to wander." Five stars.-- Readers' Favorite awards

"Whether she's eating a crocodile, tracking down a 2,500-year-old tooth in Sri Lanka or talking aliens with a SETI astrophysicist, King reminds us that the world is far weirder and more amazing than we sometimes imagine."
-- Marin magazine

"An author with an eye for the quirky. Closely observed gastronomic andnatural history vignettes laced with a sense of a disappearing world ascivilization encroaches on the wilds..."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"As humor, history, and adventure weave a series of uncommon experiences,armchair travelers receive a thoroughly engrossing read..."
-- Midwest Book Review

"Totally unapologetic creativity! King goes at the world like an Einsteinfour-year-old with a movie camera strapped on her head who never gottold to stop asking questions.... scientific detachment nailed to amicro-telescopic focus that's always ready to widen out to love beautyand/or empathize with somebody having fun. And that wry humor!"--
Berkeley Times

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These true accounts--of magical places, the wonders of nature, and the people who work so hard to preserve them--are stories I love and want to share. I hope you enjoy them, too! --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08R2B958D
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Destination Insights (December 18, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 18, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5863 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 209 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 44 ratings

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Laurie McAndish King

Laurie McAndish King writes about 20-foot-long Australian earthworms, being rescued from a kidnapper in Tunisia, and an Ivy League astrophysicist’s explanation of how flying saucers are powered—not your typical travel writing. That’s probably why Kirkus Reviews hails her as “an author with an eye for the quirky.” Her stories—poignant, insightful and often quite funny—are always inspiring and entertaining.

King’s award-winning essays and photography have appeared in Smithsonian magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Travelers’ Tales’ The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Lonely Planet’s The Kindness of Strangers, and other magazines and literary anthologies.

Laurie grew up in rural Iowa, studied biology and philosophy at Cornell College, and has traveled in forty countries. She observes with an eye for natural science, and writes with the heart of a philosopher. Her most recent book, “An Elephant Ate My Arm: More True Stories from a Curious Traveler,” will be published in May, 2021.

The second of the three-book “Curious Traveler” series, “Your Crocodile has Arrived: More True Stories from a Curious Traveler,” was called “thoroughly engrossing” by the Midwest Book Review and earned a first-place Independent Press Award.

A story in King’s first book, “Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive, True Stories from a Curious Traveler” won a Lowell Thomas Gold Award—the highest honor in American travel writing. This book also won honors from the North American Book Awards, the San Francisco Book Festival, and others.

Laurie also wrote An Erotic Alphabet (for which she was dubbed “The Shel Silverstein of Erotica”) and co-edited two books in the Hot Flashes Sexy Little Stories and Poems series. She lives in northern California.

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