The Jewel Hunter
A tale of one man's obsession with rainforest jewels. This is the story of an impossible dream, a quest to see every one of the world's most elusive avian gems - a group of birds known as pittas - in a single year. Insightful, compelling and laugh out loud funny, this is more than a book about birds. It follows a journey from the suburban straitjacket of High Wycombe to the steamy, leech infested rainforests of remotest Asia, Africa and Australia.
Dangerous situations, personal traumas, and logistical nightmares threaten The Jewel Hunter's progress. Will venomous snakes or razor-clawed bears intervene? Or will running out of fuel mid-Pacific ultimately sink the mission? The race is on...
If you've ever yearned to escape your day job, wondered what makes men tick, or simply puzzled over how to make a truly world-class cup of tea, this is a book for you.