First Edition of Eric Hansen's "Modern Classic" Stranger In The Forest: On Foot Across Borneo; Signed by Him
Stranger In The Forest: On Foot Across Borneo.
Item Number: 29041
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Eric Hansen on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Eric Hansen was the first westerner ever to walk across the island of Borneo. Completely cut off from the outside world for seven months, he traveled nearly 1,500 miles with small bands of nomadic hunters known as Penan. Beneath the rain forest canopy, they trekked through a hauntingly beautiful jungle where snakes and frogs fly, pigs climb trees, giant carnivorous plants eat mice, and mushrooms glow at night. "[A] gracefully written and passionate--account of a strange world made palpable, written with disarming modesty and rare sensitivity" (The New York Times Book Review). Stranger in the Forest was ranked #50 in National Geographic Adventure's "100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time." It was also included in National Geographic Traveler's "Ultimate Travel Library" and the "Penguin Travel Library" series.