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The Resource Around the world in 80 days, Michael Palin

Around the world in 80 days, Michael Palin

Label
Around the world in 80 days
Title
Around the world in 80 days
Statement of responsibility
Michael Palin
Title variation
Around the world in eighty days
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
TRAVEL WRITING. 'The pace of this kind of travel has not much changed since Fogg set out in 1872. Trains may be a little faster, but there are certainly no high-speed rail links yet across India, China or the USA. Passenger services have practically disappeared from the world's shipping lanes ...Recourse to air travel, even as a convenient means of escape, was not allowed.' Following the route taken by Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club to circumnavigate the world. The rules were simple, but nothing else about the trip was straightforward...From a tour of Venice on a rubbish barge to ship spotting at the Suez Canal and the bicycle rush hour and snake snacks in China, this is an unparalleled tribute to man's ability to make life difficult for himself
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Summary
Without using air travel, Michael Palin tries to duplicate the fictitious voyage of Phileas Fogg who circumnavigated the world in eighty days in Jules Verne's novel
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10188084
Cataloging source
SALS
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Around the world in 80 days (Television program)
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1943-
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Palin, Michael
Dewey number
910.41
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Palin, Michael
  • Voyages around the world
Target audience
adult
Label
Around the world in 80 days, Michael Palin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: London : BBC Books, 1989
Control code
000044542712
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
241 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780753823248
Other physical details
col. ill., 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)660490363
Label
Around the world in 80 days, Michael Palin
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: London : BBC Books, 1989
Control code
000044542712
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
241 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780753823248
Other physical details
col. ill., 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)660490363

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