Format: Print Length
Publisher: Mountaineers Books (August 24, 2007)
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click on right here to obtain a pattern bankruptcy from The Tecate Journals* greater than a man-against-nature adventure-the writer floats us alongside the border of political furor, cultural limbo, and unsafe human encounters*Touches on environmental concerns, adrenalin-spiked motion, and the author's ambivalence together with his personal cultural id* a primary paintings from a brand new voice that's components gritty, stylish, and contemporaryThe Rio Grande is a countrywide border, a water resource, a perilous quick with house-sized boulders, a nature shelter, a rubbish unload, and a playground, counting on the place you're on its 1885-mile course.That's why journalist Keith Bowden made up our minds to turn into the 1st individual to trip the complete size of the Rio because it kinds the border among the USA and Mexico. this can be his attention-grabbing account of the adventure by way of motorbike, canoe, and raft alongside considered one of North America's most unconsidered assets. From unlawful immigrants and drug runners attempting to make it into the United States to the border patrol operating to forestall them; from human coyotes -- smugglers who aid humans navigate their method into the USA -- to encounters with actual coyotes, mountain lions, and different natural world, Bowden finds an aspect of the United States that few folks ever see. The border among the U.S. and Mexico is, in lots of methods, a rustic unto itself, the place population percentage extra in universal with fellow riverside dwellers than they do with the remainder of their countrymen. With this remoted and colourful micro-world as his backdrop, Bowden not just explores his atmosphere, but in addition checks his internal mettle alongside the most harmful and distant riparian wasteland in North the United States.