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Tales from the Torrid Zone

Travels in the Deep Tropics

by Alexander Frater

Tales from the Torrid Zone
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    Mar 2007, 400 pages
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    Feb 2008, 400 pages

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Alexander Frater has contributed to various UK publications and, as chief travel correspondent for the Observer newspaper, has won an unprecedented number of British Press Travel Awards. Miles Kington calls him 'the funniest man who wrote for Punch since the war'. He lives in London and whenever time and money allow, is likely to be found skulking deep in the hot, wet tropics.


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  • The tropics are the geographic region of the Earth centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere, at approximately 23°30' (23.5°) N latitude, and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere at 23°30' (23.5°) S latitude. This region is ...

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