Scratching the Surface: Impressions of Planet Earth from Hollywood to Shiraz

Scratching the Surface: Impressions of Planet Earth from Hollywood to ShirazScratching The Surface Impressions Of Planet Earth From Hollywood To Shiraz Books Author Jeff Greenwald Nature Explore.eu Jeff Greenwald S Four Previous Books, Including His Best Selling Shopping For Buddhas And The Size Of The World, Have Taken Thousands Of Readers On Journeys From The Ruins Of Angkor To The California Lottery S Big Spin Voyages At Once Sublime And Provocative, Spiritual And Absurd After Delays Than The Mumbai Chennai Express, Jeff S Latest Offering Scratching The Surface Impressions Of Planet Earth, From Hollywood To Shiraz Is Finally Available, As A Limited Edition Paperback Here Is The Best Of Greenwald S 20 Year Travel Writing Career, Hand Picked From Two Decades Of Open Eyed Dispatches Spanning Oceans, Continents, And The Quantum Leap From The Smith Corona To The Cybercaf , These Stories Provide An Illuminating, Often Hilarious View Of Our Rapidly Evolving World The Thirty One Tales In Scratching The Surface Span The Globe, From The Jungles Of Nepal To A Solar Eclipse In The Skies Above Iran From An Electric Bath In Tokyo To Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin S Beverly Hills Flat Nearly All Of These Stories Have Previously Appeared In Print, But Most Will Be Unfamiliar To Even His Most Loyal Fans.

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Scratching the Surface: Impressions of Planet Earth from Hollywood to Shiraz
  • Jeff Greenwald
  • English
  • 20 June 2018
  • 9781587900181

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    I had not known about Jeff Greenwald prior to getting hold of this book by accident This book is a selection of his short travel writing essays over two decades Most of the essays are about his journeys in Asia from Thailand, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Iran etc and a few from Mexico and his home San Francisco They were visits done in the 1980s and 1990s, prior to 9 11.The essays which appealed to me were some of the following The essay Union of the Sun and the Moon where Greenwald goes to the historic Iranian cities of Esfahan and Shiraz to observe the rare total solar eclipse in 1999 He finds Iran as one of the most hospitable countries on earth and the people welcoming Americans on the Eclipse expedition warmly He predicts in 1999 there that in five years time, Iran will be part of the mainstream in the world community One doesn t know if it would have happened had 9 11 not occurred.In Bhutan, he finds one asian nation where conservation and cultural integrity remaining important than profit Still, Bhutan allows high end organized, controlled tourism for people with money.His meeting with Buzz Aldrin on the 30th anniversary of the Moon landing was a mesmerizing experience for him and he says he was drawn into his orbit I wish he didn t use such a cliched expression About the laid back Laotians, he quotes the French phrase..the Vietnamese plant rice, the Cambodians watch it grow and the Laotians listen to it gr...

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