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I knew Alex long ago, adventurous and good-humored. Those qualities carry through in this relatively early book of his. He has since written on Africa and on boreal Canada, and often for Vanity Fair. This book is is not "Up the Wadi Wadi with Gun and Camera" sahib expeditioneering. The writer travels alone, often, very far off beaten paths. I remember best a scene in which he has very bad malaria, probably falciparum, is lying very sick in a rain forest village and looking up sees a commercial j ...more