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Jupiter's Travels in Camera: The photographic record of Ted Simon's celebrated round-the-world motorcycle journey [Hardcover]

Ted Simon
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5 Sep 2013
For four years during the 1970s Ted Simon rode a motorcycle around the world at a time when such long-distance rides were still very rare. He wrote about his adventures first in occasional reports to The Sunday Times and then in his book Jupiter s Travels (Penguin), which has become revered as a classic of travel writing. Ted took two small Pentax film cameras with him, but only a handful of his several thousand colour photographs have ever been published hence this book. Here Ted retells the story of his epic adventure through his favourite photographs. Contents: The illustrated record of the most famous solo motorcycle journey around the world. Complements Jupiter s Travels, the classic of travel writing that has sold nearly a million copies, and was the inspiration behind Ewan McGregor s and Charley Boorman s Long Way Round. Packed with high-quality colour photographs taken en route. Published on the 40th anniversary of the start of Ted Simon s original journey.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd; 1st edition (5 Sep 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857333577
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857333575
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 25.1 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Born to a German mother and a Romanian father, Ted Simon was brought up in England through World War II. He soon found himself impelled by an insatiable desire to explore the world that led him to abandon an early scientific career in favour of journalism, and he has worked for several newspapers and magazines on Fleet Street and elsewhere. He is also the author of The Chequered Year, Riding High, The River Stops Here, The Gypsy in Me and Rolling Through The Isles. He lives in the United States.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 2 Nov 2013
By grumpy
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superb just superb a great photographic account of one of the great long distance travellers of the modern age some people think but some do .
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5.0 out of 5 stars On my way 8 Jan 2014
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When I was 25 I wanted to do the same it was 1995 and SA has just shrugged of the yoke of apartheid I hardly had any money but I thought I will work as I go. I got as far as the Angolan border where I had served as a national serviceman when the bike died a hole in two of the pistons too expensive to repair. It always was an unaccomplished dream.

I eventually emigrated to the UK but always the yearning to travel then I read Jupiter's travels in 2010. I had to put it down after the 4th chapter in fear that I might be on my way the next day. The itch has finally arrived again bike is being prepped and everything. Financial state now a lot healthier, 12 months away from my departure.

Then I saw the add for this book whilst I was waiting for it to arrive I dug out my copy of Jupiter's travels finished it and boy was I pleasantly surprised it bring the original book completely to life in pictures. When you realise that this adventure took place 40 years ago with very little preparation, when Zimbabwe was still Rhodesia and Maputo was still good old LM Lorenzo Marques.

Today is completely different people are traveling all over the world like this with there adventures documented almost instantaneously with the power of the web being everywhere. Today we have the aid of GPS phones and emergency devices that alerts people to where we are and if we are in peril. You can only tip your hat to these early pioneers

Thanks Ted great book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. 3 Nov 2013
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The photos and descriptives are fascinating. This book would complement any book lovers library and you don't have to be a biker to appreciate it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent 28 Jan 2014
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A beautifully crafted book, presenting Ted's wonderful photos and enough text from Jupiter's Travels (plus updates) to give an evocative sense of the journey. If you have read Jupiter's Travels, then this will bring it all back to life again. If you haven't read the original book yet, this acts as a great primer and companion to one of the best traveller stories there is.
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