Mad Fijian princes! Flying lizards! Web-footed people! Cannibal recipes! This is real adventure. Walker spent almost two decades wandering around the South Seas, island-hopping and exploring. He condensed this narrative from letters written during that time, extracting the most interesting or amusing incidents, so it's full of excitement and really funny. Ostensibly, his purpose was to collect bird and butterfly specimens in the islands, but he became much more involved in the life of the people, and at one point ended up in the middle of a tribal war in Papua New Guinea. Some scenes in this book are not for the faint of heart!
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Published June 1, 2001
by The Narrative Press.