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[FREE] Lost on Planet China : One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation download book
[FREE] Lost on Planet China : One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation download book

J Maarten Troost,: Lost on Planet China : One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation

Lost on Planet China : One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation


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The bestselling author of "The Sex Lives of Cannibals "returns with a sharply observed, hilarious account of his adventures in China a complex, fascinating country with enough dangers and delicacies to keep him, and readers, endlessly entertained. Maarten Troost has charmed legions of readers with his laugh-out-loud tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific. When the travel bug hit again, he decided to go big-time, taking on the world s most populous and intriguing nation. In "Lost on Planet China, "Troost escorts readers on a rollicking journey through the new beating heart of the modern world, from the megalopolises of Beijing and Shanghai to the Gobi Desert and the hinterlands of Tibet. " Lost on Planet China" finds Troost dodging deadly drivers in Shanghai; eating Yak in Tibet; deciphering restaurant menus (offering local favorites such as Cattle Penis with Garlic); visiting with Chairman Mao (still dead, very orange); and hiking (with 80,000 other people) up Tai Shan, China s most revered mountain. But in addition to his trademark gonzo adventures, the book also delivers a telling look at a vast and complex country on the brink of transformation that will soon shape the way we all work, live, and think. As Troost shows, while we may be familiar with Yao Ming or dim sum or the cheap, plastic products that line the shelves of every store, the real China remains a world indeed, a planet--unto itself. Maarten Troost" "brings China to life as you ve never seen it before, and his insightful, rip-roaringly funny narrative proves that once again he is one of the most entertaining and insightful armchair travel companions around."

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Author: J Maarten Troost,
Number of Pages: 382 pages
Published Date: 12 May 2009
Publisher: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
Publication Country: New York, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780767922012
Download Link: Click Here
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