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The Resource Silly Isles, Eric Campbell

Silly Isles, Eric Campbell

Label
Silly Isles
Title
Silly Isles
Statement of responsibility
Eric Campbell
Title variation
Silly Isles
Title variation remainder
no man is an island. But lots of strange men live on them
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the bestselling author of Absurdistan, a hilarious tour through small but very strange places. No man is an island. But lots of strange men live on them. In the Kurils, off northern Japan, World War II is still being fought between Japan and Russia, both hell-bent on claiming this tiny island group as their territory. The Galapagos Islands may be home to some of the world's most astonishing flora and fauna but it's also home to Ecuador's gerrymander ambitions and has the tear gas, riots and police barricades to prove it. Iceland, the world's 'purest' genetic community, is a place where everyone is blonde, beautiful - and thoroughly in-bred as a result of zero immigration. And in Spitzbergen, residents can choose to live in the neat and tidy, polar-bear hunting Norwegian half or in the mountain of garbage, rust and dysfunction that is the Soviet half. In more than a decade of international reporting, Eric Campbell has covered wars, famines, presidencies, and revolution. In the islands he surveys here he finds microcosms of society, complete with long-lasting blood feuds, hidden wars, bizarre histories; all the vanities, hopes and rivalries of great powers. Wry, witty and clever, with a wonderful eye for the absurd, Eric Campbell is the Bill Bryson of the small, odd forgotten places around the world and what they tell us about the human condition
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600415
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, Eric James
Dewey number
910.914
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Campbell, Eric James
  • Travel
  • Island life
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Islands
  • Reporters and reporting
  • War correspondents
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Foreign news
Target audience
adult
Label
Silly Isles, Eric Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A riotous journey through weird and wounderful places by the bestselling author of Absurdistan"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059478671
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780732285944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)968209469
Label
Silly Isles, Eric Campbell
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A riotous journey through weird and wounderful places by the bestselling author of Absurdistan"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059478671
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780732285944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)968209469

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