I enjoyed this book immensely. Drotar whisks us around the world in these captivating essays, riding an icebreaker in Finland at one moment, a mountain bike in Wales the next. Every person, every place, every event reveals so much more to Drotar than it does to most of us. Ski runs become metaphors for life's challenges. A night sky helps Drotar discover the planet beneath his feet. The author dances thru time and space in a way that bewitches the reader and enriches his travel experience. Struggles for democracy in Myanmar--and America--are reflected in a prism where time, Zen and Buddhist like, flows backwards. Landowners in the pacific northwest embrace redwoods and a new ethic. His characters come to life on the page: Cowboys at a roundup in Wyoming, rangers with eagle eyes in the Catskills, children in Quito carrying bundles of dignity amidst urban squalor.
Few writers can weave their thoughts and meaning into a travel experience without destroying the tempo or becoming preachy, but Drotar accomplishes both.
Steep Passages: A World-Wide Eco-Adventurer Unlocks Nature's Spiritual Truths Paperback – June 1 2002
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- Publisher : Brookview Pr (June 1 2002)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0970764901
- ISBN-13 : 978-0970764904
- Item weight : 295 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.27 x 21.59 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,764,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
David Lee Drotar is the author of six books including Hiking: Pure and Simple, the first complete book devoted exclusively to hiking.
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