Mad Geographer

Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (33 of 57)
Location: Australia


Top Reviewer Ranking: 38,090 - Total Helpful Votes: 33 of 57
Chasing The Monsoon: A Modern Pilgrimage Through I&hellip by Alexander Frater
There have been many travel books written about India and this is one of the best in my opinion. Chasing the Monsoon was a great way of looking and seeing india given the importance of the Monsoon rains to the whole Indian sub-coninent. This book of course is not just about climatology and Fratter writes superbly about the India he encounters and its complex social structure, and it joys and tensions. A really good book.
The Fearful Void by Geoffrey Moorhouse
The Fearful Void by Geoffrey Moorhouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Travel Book, 19 April 2014
This was a great book to read. The journey itself was immense and that grabbed your attention immediately. Even more so was the way Moorhouse described the Sahara it was as if you were there. A really wonderful travel book about an epic journey.
Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole by Fergus Fleming
This book provided an excellent account of the history of Arctic exploration. It was very intreating reading about the various expeditions, national rivalries and wild dreams and schemes that propelled getting to the Pole into an absolute obsession. A very good book.