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The Risk in Being Alive: One Man's Adventures Across the Planet

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Diving off a Jamaican waterfall, evading a charging black rhino in the veldt, running naked through the streets of South Africa, nearly drowning off the coast of Brazil--such adventures and many more are recounted in this personal collection of travel essays about one man's journey following the cardinal winds. Infused with a dry sense of humor and an observant sense of pl ...more
ebook, 272 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Nomad Press (VT)
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Lee Belbin
Jun 27, 2015 Lee Belbin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These adventures in oft extreme conditions keep you on the edge of your seat (or deck). Like the Bear Grylls' grit sagas, it's lucky Brian survived to tell the story. If you are into ocean sailing, then this is a great book to read. My first reaction is that I'd make sure I had three of everything before venturing out on any ocean voyage.
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