River Journeys  by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood
River Journeys  by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood
River Journeys  by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood
River Journeys  by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood
River Journeys  by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood
River Journeys  by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood
River Journeys  by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood
River Journeys  by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood
River Journeys  by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood
River Journeys  by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood
River Journeys  by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood
River Journeys  by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood

River Journeys by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood

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River Journeys

by Russsell Braddon, Christina Dodwell, Germaine Greer, William Shawcross, Brian Thompson and Michael Wood

British Broadcasting Corporation, 1984, [First Edition],  ISBN 0563202041, colour and black and white photographic plates and photographs, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)

“River journeys is about six very different rivers.  Michael Wood, the historian, wrote a diary as he travelled up the Congo in Zaire into ‘the heart of darkness’.  He embarked at Kinshasa on an enormous ferryboat loaded with 1500 passengers, then continued up the river on a cargo-boat and a small fishing-boat, talking with villagers, boat people and expatriates on the way.  The mystery of the river, and Africa, comes vividly alive in his evocative account of the journey.
Christina Dodwell explores both the Sepik River and Papua New Guinea, where she revisits Stone-Age tribes among whom she lived for two years, and the uncharted Waghi, risking her life on this treacherous, wild, white-water river where she and a team of American adventurers negotiate fierce rapids in rubber dinghies.
The Mekong River gives unity to the territory known as Indochina.  Writer and journalist William Shawcross travels along the Mekong from Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, through Communist-controlled Vietnam and Kampuchea to Angkor Wat, and then goes on to the golden triangle in Northern Thailand.
Germaine Greer follows the Sao Francisco in the north-eastern region of Brazil on a vintage paddle-steamer which is making its last voyage from Juazeiro to Pirapora.  She analyses the social and economic problems which contribute to the hardships of the people who live along the river.
Russell Braddon, a London based Australian writer, comes to terms with his native land as he follows the Murray from source to estuary – travelling at first by canoe, later by paddle-steamer, launch, tourist-boat and houseboat.
Finally, Brian Thompson takes us along the timeless Nile, starting from Juba on an antiquated Sudanese ferry and arriving, via the ancient and impressive buildings of Luxor, int eh bustling city of Cairo and the rich, fertile lands of the great delta, at Alexandria.
River Journeys, which is lavishly illustrated in both colour and black and white, describes what it is like to take a passage through today’s world at human pace.”