- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 954 KB
- Print Length: 164 pages
- Publisher: Anomalist Books (29 Aug. 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0041D8YUA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
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Top Customer Reviews
Then there are the real cryptozoologists. People who risk life and limb to hunt unknown animals at their own expense at the ends of the earth. I am one of this rare breed and my good friend Adam Davies is another. Adam and I have know each other and followed each other's expeditions for years but it was only in 2008 that we finally went on an adventure together, hunting relic hominids ion Russia.
Extreme Expeditions is Adams first book and chronicles his expeditions from 1998 up to 2007. Adam don't just talk the talk, he walks the walk financing many expeditions by the sweat from his brow and often going it alone into dangerous places.
Here we follow him to the war torn Congo in search of Mokele-Mbembe and braving mad machete wielding crowds. He trecks through Sumatra after the Orang-Pendek regardless of earthquakes and crosses the Gobi on the track of the Mongolian Deathworm. Perhaps the finest chapter is Adams trip to Norway were, in Lake Seljord were he encounters a serpentine monster.
The book is not an in depth examination of cryptids but an exciting and highly personal travelogue. My only criticism was that it wasn't long enough.
It was also a good book as written in the first person,and therefore a number of amusing incidents portraid as well as the more serious side.
I would recommend this book to be on everyones bookshelf
A well good read and extremely interesting.
The logistics of planning an expedition are explored, as well as the bigger issue of making it it all work once it has started. Adam states that his intention is not to go into any great detail about the animals themselves although there is enough to wet people's appetites.
It was both exciting and hilarious (!!).........Adam is a great observer of life and people....if I was only allowed 10 books on a desert island, well this would be one of them....
Think this book will appeal to a wide audience....Fortean Times Readers, travellers, trekkers, those with an interest in Natural history, people watchers, anybody who wants to follow a dream but needs that bit of extra motivation.....in fact think would be enjoyed by most people.
There are a lot of funny stories and great humor in there but maybe you wouldn't get it if you're not British.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this book only a few days ago and have found it to be an fabulous read!!! Lots of information and humour! Would recommend to anyone with an interest in the 'unknown'.Published on 21 Oct. 2013 by Eb
Really liked this book, some repetative expression the only quibble, the sheer joy of doing what you want/and believe in shines through. Will read again, made me smile, keep at it!Published on 30 Jan. 2013 by debbiem
After seeing Adam Davies in documentaries in the past, and having a huge interest in Cryptozoology myself, this was a must buy. Read morePublished on 23 July 2011 by Graham L.
A poorly written account of a guy hanging around in weird places looking for weird things. I am sure there is merit for people looking for unknown species, but I was completely... Read morePublished on 27 May 2010 by London Engineer
With this delightful ,action packed book ,Adam Davies really does raise the bar for real life adventure tales. Read morePublished on 16 May 2008 by Mr. As Oldham
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