From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot
Thomas Dunne Books
On Sale: February 9, 2016
Hardcover / e-Book
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10,000 miles on foot
8 pairs of hiking boots
3,000 cups of tea
1,000 days and nights
Not since Cheryl Strayed gifted us with her adventure on the
Pacific Crest Trail in her memoir, Wild, has there been such
a powerful epic adventure by a woman alone. In Wild by
Nature, National Geographic Explorer Sarah Marquis takes you
on the trail of her ten-thousand-mile solo hike across the
remote Gobi desert from Siberia to Thailand, at which point
she was transported by boat to complete the hike at her
favorite tree in Australia.
Against nearly insurmountable odds and relying on hunting
and her own wits, Sarah Marquis survived the Mafia, drug
dealers, thieves on horseback who harassed her tent every
night for weeks, temperatures from subzero to scorching,
life-threatening wildlife, a dengue fever delirium in the
Laos jungle, tropic ringworm in northern Thailand,
dehydration, and a life-threatening abscess.
This is an incredible story of adventure, human ingenuity,
persistence, and resilience that shows firsthand what it is
to adventure as a woman in the most dangerous of
circumstance, what it is to be truly alone in the wild, and
why someone would challenge themselves with an expedition
others would call crazy. For Marquis, her story is about
freedom, being alive and wild by nature.
National Geographic Explorer SARAH MARQUIS has been profiled
in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic.
During the last twenty-three years, Marquis circumnavigated
the globe on foot once and then stopped counting. She’s been
covered for solo expeditions in many countries, such as
Australia and South America, and her first long walk was the
famous Pacific Crest Trail in the United States.
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