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The Resource Lost on Planet China

Lost on Planet China

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Lost on Planet China
Title
Lost on Planet China
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J. Maarten Troost
Title variation
  • Strange and true story of one man's attempt to understand the world's most mystifying nation, or how he became comfortable eating live squid
  • Lost on planet China
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the strange and true story of one mans attempt to understand the worlds most mystifying nation, or how he became comfortable eating live squid
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Language
eng
Summary
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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A sharply observed, hilarious account of Troost's adventures in China- a complex, fascinating country with enough dangers and delicacies to keep him, and readers, endlessly entertained
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
915.1046
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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the strange and true story of one man's attempt to understand the world's most mystifying nation, or how he became comfortable eating live squid
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Lost on Planet China
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780767930017
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Lost on Planet China
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:ae9bc332-5c75-436c-aa06-83d45008d882
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780767930017
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optical disk

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
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