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The Resource Mad travelers : a tale of wanderlust, greed and the quest to reach the ends of the Earth, Dave Seminara

Mad travelers : a tale of wanderlust, greed and the quest to reach the ends of the Earth, Dave Seminara

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Mad travelers : a tale of wanderlust, greed and the quest to reach the ends of the Earth
Title
Mad travelers
Title remainder
a tale of wanderlust, greed and the quest to reach the ends of the Earth
Statement of responsibility
Dave Seminara
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A brilliant, young con artist offered to help the world's most travelled people reach the planet's last untouched frontiers; instead, they were taken for a wild ride that turned into a costly lesson on the perils of wanderlust. At twenty-three, William Simon Baekeland was well on his way to becoming the world's best travelled person. The 'billionaire' heir to a great plastics fortune had already visited 163 countries, but his real passion was finding ways to visit the world's most challenging destinations--war torn cities, disputed territories, and remote or officially off-limits islands at the margins of the map. He earned rock-star status in the world of extreme travel by finding ingenious ways to bring the world's most widely travelled people to difficult-to-reach and forbidden places. But when his story began to unravel, an eccentric group of hyper-well-travelled country collectors were left wondering how they had allowed their obsession to blind them to the warning signs that William Baekeland wasn't who they thought he was. Mad Travellers: A Tale of Wanderlust, Greed and the Quest to Reach the Ends of the Earth delves deep inside the subculture of country collecting, taking readers to danger zones like Mogadishu and geographical oddities like Norway's nearly impossible-to-reach Bouvet Island. Along the way, this raucous tale of adventure and international intrigue illuminates the perils and pleasures of wanderlust while examining a fundamental question: why are some people compelled to travel, while others are content to stay home? Mad Travellers is a perceptive and at times hilarious account of how the pursuit of everywhere put the world's greatest travellers at the mercy of a brilliant young con man."--Amazon
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seminara, Dave
Dewey number
910.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baekeland, William Simon
  • Adventure travel
  • Fraud
Target audience
adult
Label
Mad travelers : a tale of wanderlust, greed and the quest to reach the ends of the Earth, Dave Seminara
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069403407
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781642938586
Lccn
jb2021067183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1227976508
Label
Mad travelers : a tale of wanderlust, greed and the quest to reach the ends of the Earth, Dave Seminara
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069403407
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781642938586
Lccn
jb2021067183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1227976508

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