- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2074 KB
- Print Length: 257 pages
- Publisher: Mountaineers Books (25 August 2007)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B1FTNFG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 39 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,545,159 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Walking the Gobi: A 1600-Mile Trek Across a Desert of Hope and Despair Kindle Edition
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About the Author
HELEN THAYER has skied to the magnetic North Pole, lived among wolves in Alaska, kayaked in the Amazon, walked across the Sahara, and represented three countries as a track and field athlete. She is the author of Polar Dream and Three Among the Wolves and the recipient of countless awards. Thayer was named "One of the Great Explorers of the 20th Century" by National Geographic and is the president of Adventure Classroom, an international educational project.
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To be honest, I didn't even pick this book. I am part of a book group and the book was picked for me. And my first reaction was why did they walk through the desert, give me a break. But as I read the book, and learned in detail of the Nomads in the dessert, I realized that I would have never 'met' these wonderful people had Bill and Helen not shared this experience with me.
Also, now this is deep, but it is somewhat metaphoric as we are all walking our Gobi's right now. Whether you are a person recovering from cancer, looking for a job, getting married, suffering a loss, fighting an illness, going to school, or you may be a college student who is getting ready to graduate and start life. We are all walking our Gobi's.
It reminds me, us, that we can not just sit and let life pass us by but we must take advantage of this FULL wonderful life and seize every moment.
POWERFUL! Inspiring! Full of Hope!
I look forward to reading more of the Thayer's adventures!
Next is "3 Among the Wolves."