Abel's Outback

Abel's Outback

Explorations and Misadventures on Six Continents, 1990-2000

Book - 2001
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For many years, as news correspondent, television host, and journalist, Allen Abel has travelled to some of the world's most fascinating, remote, or newsworthy spots to bring back his stories -- often offbeat, moving, perceptive, or humorous, but always wonderfully written. Now, inAbel's Outback, he has drawn on his writing of the last decade. Here is a sampling of ten years of adventure on all six continents. Whether he is hunting for the wild platypus with an Australian forest ranger, boating up the Amazon with a descendant of Charles Darwin, journeying to catch a glimpse of remote Timbuktu, cringing before the oil-well fires in Kuwait, taking tea with cousins of the Queen Mum, spending Christmas in Hong Kong, reporting on the plight of a Sudanese taxi driver in Inuvik (how do you have sundown prayers in a place where the sun doesn't go down?), or revisiting one of the strangest spots of all -- his native Brooklyn -- Allen Abel is inquisitive, original, observant, and often hilariously funny. Fans of Allen Abel will greet this book with delight -- but so will anyone who enjoys high adventure and superb writing. • Allen Abel was prominent in the television coverage of the Sydney Olympics, and his reportage for theNational Postreceived highly favourable attention • Abel is also regularly before television audiences as a feature host on "Hockey Night in Canada" • Allen Abel is widely admired as an excellent writer -- and these pieces will add to that reputation
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2001
ISBN: 9780771007064
Branch Call Number: 910.4 Abe
Characteristics: ix, 332 p. :,ill


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