Roads, Peoples, Birds, Mountaintops, and Billabongs

978-1-62288-187-1 Hardcover (Printed Case)
8.5 x 11 in
500 pp. 100 color plates
Pub Date: 02/19/2018


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Roads, Peoples, Birds, Mountaintops, and Billabongs recounts the unparalleled 3-year adventure around the world of a passionate ornithologist and an aspiring entrepreneur in an overweight Jeep camping van, 1959–1962. In this expedition around the world, Dean Fisher, with only one companion and a vehicle that broke down endlessly, speaks not only of the birds and natural history, but also the people and cultures encountered, not to mention the many challenges that had to be solved.  This was all done long before international travel had become commonplace or bird guides were available for most of the places he visits.  For many years, those of fascinated by his accounts urged him to write down these tales of adventure so they wouldn’t be lost.  Finally, he has done so, and now we can all share in his incredible journey, from a time that seems quite distant and more innocent.

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press