Abel's Outback: Explorations and Misadventures on Six Continents, 1990-2000

By: Abel, Allen

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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, in "Abel'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 the "National Post "received 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

Title: Abel's Outback: Explorations and Misadventures on Six Continents, 1990-2000

Author Name: Abel, Allen

Categories: BOV - Travel Writing,

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart: 2001

ISBN Number: 077100706X

ISBN Number 13: 9780771007064

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: IM4108

Description: 077100706X