COURTING THE DIAMOND SOW: A Whitewater Expedition on Tibet's Forbidden River

Walker, Wickliffe W.

Published by National Geographic/Adventure Press, 2000
ISBN 10: 0792279603 / ISBN 13: 9780792279600
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Washington DC:National Geographic/Adventure Press, 2000. First printing; Very Good+ hardcover/Very Good+ dust jacket; 9.25" tall; red paper covered boards with copper gilt lettered black cloth backstrip; b\w map frontis; color photo ills; b&w decorative chapter initials & motifs; 3 small ink check marks on corner of front cover, otherwise Fine/like new interior; bibliography, notes. 252 pages. 0-7922-7960-3. Seller Inventory # IH111002

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Synopsis: Firsthand accounts and journal entries offer a dramatic chronicle of a four-man kayaking expedition that tried to become the first to navigate a remote stretch of the Tsangpo River in Tibet, a quest that ended in tragedy when one of the men, kayak racer Doug Gordon, was killed in the attempt. 35,000 first printing.

Review: Perhaps most appealing,...Walker's book is imbued with the excitement and wonder of discovery in a wild, exotic landscape. -- The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH, September 24, 2000

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Title: COURTING THE DIAMOND SOW: A Whitewater ...
Publisher: National Geographic/Adventure Press
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good+
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition

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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Printing. 252 pp with 8 color plates. A first-person account of the tragic 1998 attempt to kayak down Tibet'sTsang Po river as it drops off the Tibetan Plateau to the plains of India. A good companion account to Michael McRae's "The Seige of Shangri-La." Text is clean, tight and unmarked, immaculate. Dust jacket is bright and undamaged. #001916. Seller Inventory # 001916

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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 252 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped. Firsthand accounts and journal entries offer a dramatic chronicle of a four-man kayaking expedition that tried to become the first to navigate a remote stretch of the Tsangpo River in Tibet, a quest that ended in tragedy when one of the men, kayak racer Doug Gordon, was killed in the attempt. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Adventure, Survival, Exploration; Rowing & Paddling; Tibet; 1990s; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0792279603. ISBN/EAN: 9780792279600. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8172. Seller Inventory # 8172

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