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Only Planet By Ed Gillespie

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In an inspirational tale of global adventure Ed Gillespie takes anything but a plane to circumnavigate the world. Illustrated with dramatic photography, Ed's journey brings to vivid life the joys, and challenges, of slow, low carbon, overland travel.

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Only Planet: A Flight-Free Adventure Around the World by Ed Gillespie

In an inspirational tale of global adventure Ed Gillespie takes anything but a plane to circumnavigate the world. Cargo ships to camels, hitch-hiking to hovercrafts. Playing table tennis with heavyweight Ukrainian boxers. Border arrests and drug searches. Communing with a Costa Rican jungle sloth. Illustrated with dramacic photography, Ed's journey brings to vivid life the joys, and challenges, of slow, low carbon, overland travel. En route Ed realises that staying grounded in an age of climate change may lead us to rediscover the pleasures of what real travel is all about. Through the journey and adventure he delves into the philosophy of sustainable travel, reconnecting with community and our one and only lonely planet.

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"Allow the world's flaws and beauty to seep into your soul...integrating considered and informed views on climate change, globalisation and society's role in shaping the future, with charm, wit and cultural context." THE INDEPENDENT, JUNE 2014 "With wit, welly and wisdom, Ed reveals the fine-grained texture of the world at ground level. Required reading for the slow traveller" - CARL HONORE - BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF 'IN PRAISE OF SLOW' "With a shaft or three of enlightenment, a healthy dose of irreverence, Only Planet inspires us to carry on living, loving and travelling well" JONATHON PORRITT "An inspiring reminder of the adventures and experiences to be had, if you just avoid that airport security queue!" - MARK SMITH, THE MAN IN SEAT 61

About Ed Gillespie


Born in Norfolk and trained as a marine biologist Ed concluded he was going to spend the rest of his life saying 'if you don't stop catching all the fish, there won't be any fish'. So he co-founded Futerra, a communications company with a mission to make sustainable development so desirable it becomes normal. Ed has worked all over the world, from Jamaica to New Caledonia. He is also a London Sustainable Development Commissioner and Chairman of specialist European rail booking business loco2.com.

Table of Contents


Prologue | 1 All at sea | 10 The big melt | 21 Off the road | 52 Appetite | 79 Light and darkness | 111 Spectres and smiles | 134 Human cargo | 152 On guilt | 171 Table-tennis with Denis | 195 Islands of hope | 204 Grumpy old men | 225 Dust, drugs and dreams | 240 Ennui | 252 Prospecting the future | 275

Additional information

GOR006896842
Only Planet: A Flight-Free Adventure Around the World by Ed Gillespie
Ed Gillespie
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Wild Things Publishing Ltd
2014-06-01
320
095715738X
9780957157385
N/A
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