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Tequila oil : getting lost in Mexico, Hugh Thomson

Label
Tequila oil : getting lost in Mexico
Title
Tequila oil
Title remainder
getting lost in Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Thomson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is an account of Hugh Thomson's first wild adventure in Mexico, which ignited his love for Latin America, and of his subsequent exploration of the country, its people and its history.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Thomson, Hugh
Dewey number
  • 917.20483
  • 917.2'0483
  • 917.20483
Index
index present
LC call number
F1216.5
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomson, Hugh
  • Travel & holiday
  • Classic travel writing
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Travel and Tourism
Summary expansion
An account of Hugh Thomson's first wild adventure in Mexico, which ignited his love for Latin America, and of his subsequent exploration of the country, its people and its history. Tequila Oil reveals a much more dangerous side of Mexico than that seen by the package holiday-makers, taking the reader from the badlands of Chihuahua to the forests of the Yucatan; the book ends deep in the Mexican jungle, face to face with one the most enigmatic and least understood cultures on the planet, the Maya, with a sense of humility at how little we still know about the pre-Columbian past. Just as in The Motorcycle Diaries, by throwing himself on the kindness, hospitality and mercy of the Mexicans he met (or crashed into), Hugh was given an unusual and peculiarly vulnerable insight into Mexico. He returns many years later with a deeper understanding and the ability to explore the deep roots of pre-Columbian culture within Mexican life and to see how much archaeologists have revealed about the Maya and the Aztecs in just the last few years
Label
Tequila oil : getting lost in Mexico, Hugh Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Radio tie-in
  • Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0007582457
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9780297851929
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Tequila oil : getting lost in Mexico, Hugh Thomson
Publication
Note
  • Radio tie-in
  • Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0007582457
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9780297851929
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

Library Locations

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      6 Wood Lane, London, W12 7BF, GB
      51.5059745 -0.2241114
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