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The Boy on the Back of the Turtle: Seeking God, Quince Marmalade and the Fabled Albatross on Darwin's Islands

Biography / Memoir

By: Paul Quarrington

247 pages, no illustrations

Greystone Books

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #70076 | ISBN: 1550545841
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NHBS Price: £39.00 $48/€45 approx

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Part travel book, part philosophical musing, Quarrington takes readers on a wide-ranging investigation of everything from blue-footed boobies, careerism and the nature of creation to pirates, Herman Melville and the precarious ecology of the planet as he cruises the Galapagos Islands on a 90-foot liner.

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