A 21st century exploration along the line of the Tropic of Capricorn
SSimon Reeve, author and broadcaster, has been travelling around little-known regions of the world for a series of BBC television documentaries including the highly acclaimed BBC series Equator, Places That Don't Exist, House of Saud and Meet the Stans. Simon's previous books include The New Jackals- Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden and the future of terrorism, a New York Times bestseller published in 1998, which predicted a new age of apocalyptic terrorism. It was the first in the world on bin Laden and al Qaeda and a New York bestseller. His 2000 book One Day in September- the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre and Israeli revenge operation 'Wrath of God' accompanied an Oscar-winning documentary movie. In 2005 Simon received a One World Broadcasting Trust award for an "outstanding contribution to greater world understanding".