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Forty Shades of Green: Journeys on the river of life

Paperback - 11 April 2015
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Robert Muirhead has traveled in over 120 countries in search of natural and man-made wonders, as well as the cultural and spiritual essence of the places he visits. Some of those inspiring journeys are described in this insightful book.Follow him from Ghana to fabled Timbuktu on the edge of the Sahara Desert, past the spectacular mud brick mosque at Djenne and down the Niger River by boat. Cross the world to another great river and travel with him down the Amazon River as he fishes for piranhas and learns the legends of the river dolphins, while avoiding ant trees and fer de lance snakes in the Amazonian jungle.On another fascinating journey he trekked through forests in Uganda and Rwanda to spend time with endangered mountain gorillas. Be awed by the volcanic landscape of Djibouti, where Africa is being torn from Arabia in a powerful rifting process. Follow him through evocative Roman ruins in Tunisia to the edge of the Sahara Desert.Join him in Ethiopia as he marvels at the rock-hewn churches at Lalibela and the grass-eating gelada monkeys on the high Simien Plateau. Be inspired by the spectacular Meskel Festival of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Learn about the striking customs and rituals of African tribes in Mali and Ethiopia.Drive with him in flamboyant American autos of the 1950's to the spectacular Tropicana Cabaret in Havana, Cuba. Learn the fascinating African slave origins of the Cuban Santeria religion.

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