Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Jaguars Ripped My Flesh


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents


About the Author

Tim Cahill is the author of nine books, including A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, Jaguars Ripped My Flesh, and Pass the Butterworms. He is an editor at large for Outside magazine, and his work appears in National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times Book Review, and other national publications. He lives in Montana.


Literate adventure writing may seem a contradiction in terms, but Cahill has produced this rare beast for our enjoyment. A columnist for Outside and contributor to Rolling Stone , Geo , etc., Cahill acknowledges the indifferent art that characterizes this genre with his tongue-in-cheek title. But, in fact, Cahill has written articulate, entertaining, and occasionally humorous pieces based on adventures ranging from parachuting to exploring jungles. His work is more in the mold of George Plimpton than of Raiders of the Lost Ark ; his ``common man'' approach definitely provides the human interest. Not indispensable, but economical, quality nonfiction for reading interests often poorly served. David J. Panciera, Westerly P.L., R.I.

A former Rolling Stone contributor, Cahill's vivid and immediate travel pieces are marked by a quiet humor. The amusement is most apparent in the general pieces about travel``Bad Advice,'' the ``Book on Survival,'' ``Getting Lost.'' Other sections recount Cahill's wanderings, including ``Among the Ruins in Peru''; ``Shame of Escobilla,'' which describes the maltreatment of turtles in Oaxaca, Mexico; and observations on gorillas and porcupines. In addition, Cahill writes about spelunkers who wander through caves in Kentucky and Alabama and people who wait for the next eruption of Mt. St. Helens. This is an excellent introduction to adventure writing. (October)

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Jaguars Ripped My Flesh on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by, Inc.
Back to top