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  • Paperback
  • 260 pages
  • Surviving Extremes
  • Nick Middleton
  • English
  • 20 April 2016
  • 9780330431828

About the Author: Nick Middleton

Nick Middleton is a British physical geographer and supernumerary fellow of St Anne's College Oxford He specialises in desertificationNick Middleton was born in London England As a geographer he has travelled to than countries Going to Extremes is a television programme for Channel about extreme lifestyles in which Middleton experiences life in the hostile conditions other cultur.

10 thoughts on “Surviving Extremes

  1. Oggie Ramos Oggie Ramos says:

    The premise of the book is very promising wandering to four of the world's most extreme places where the habitats are so hostile to humans that survival reuires a lifestyle completely in tune with Nature's rhythms But after patiently plodding through the chapters on Greenland plus a casual perusal of the succeeding sections on the Congo Niger and Papua the potential falls flat on its face the promise largely unfulfilledThe lapses in grammar and typographical errors can be forgiven Ditto the rather inelegant writing rather shoddy in many places It is the pretend adventurertraveler attitudebehavior of the author Nick Middleton that is the book's undoingIn the chapters on Greenland Middleton claims to want to experience the age old tradition of narwhal hunting with the Innuits However he didn't hide his glee on the hunting group not finding one The hunters were returning disappointed but my hunt for the narwhal had ended in a strange case of satisfaction I was pleased that this time the hunters' stealth had failed to catch the gentle giants of the icy sea which I find strange If he didn't want blood and killing he shouldn't even contemplate this adventure at allMiddleton also has this irritating propensity for whining and complaining the inadeuacy of his hotel room curtains to shield him from the midnight sun the sewage problem of aanaaa the vomit inducing uality of a local stuffed seal delicacy the fierceness of the gnashing sled dogs he ends up unconvincing as a seasoned traveler He seems to come across as a great plotter of interesting storylines but a pretentious participant in adventures interested in the acuisition of braggingboasting rightsAn enchanted world of make believe it made the Grand Canyon look like a drainage ditch and reduced Ayers Rock to the status of a carbuncle he writes describing Greenland sounding pretentious and pompous I knew something was wrong as soon as I read this early on but I plodded on and tried giving the book a chance to grow on me It didn'tGreenland is a misnomer It's not green at all The only green thing I saw during my month long stay was a beer can made by Carlsberg he writes in chapter three Oh wow what a feeble attempt at humorsarcasmHe also comes across as inept and unprepared I hadn't been expecting it but seal hunting turned out to be a very tiring business he said after joining a seal hunter in a hunt I thought duh dude did you really expect it to be a walk in the park?I'd get bored with the number of times I'd waded across a river and either walked on with boots sloshing full of water he writes about foraging and hunting in a jungle an adventurer easily bored and forever whining a drama ueen pretending to go on an epic adventureMiddleton writes at length about his kayaking lessons revealing his amateurish side in describing a kayak Although I'd read that despite its size and apparently flimsy construction the kayak is among the most sturdy and seaworthy vessels available For someone who professes a wantneed to experience hunting narwhals Middleton appears to be sueamish easy to puke after eating a narwhal liver after finding his boots stuck in muck in Siorapauk after trying to eat termites in the marketplace in the CongoHis guide in the swamps Jack summed up the whole point that Middleton missed you have to suffer a bit of hardship to explore one of the last great wilderness areas of the planet For a pretend adventurersueamish drama ueen who loves to whine I guess this is too much to ask forLastly the blurb on the cover said Geography's answer to Indiana Jones I had to laugh long and hard about that one What a joke Middleton who's wary of learning how to kayak in a waist deep pond is no Indy not by any stretch of the imagination He's either Curly Larry or Moe but only half as funnyWould have given this book a big flat zero score if I could

  2. Bjørn Kleiven Bjørn Kleiven says:

    Both his books going to extremes and surviving extremes could easily be curriculum for every abled reader entering teens; light vivid short and accessible as well as for adultsIt might give a greater understanding of the world and spread kindness all around no matter how you conduct your life with eual respect and admirationFor me it is nice once in a while to stroll across meadows of letters though I am not sure what I prefer; it could be that challenging texts give me Anyway a fantastic entry to the world of humanity and history uite fitting that Jimmy Nelson is currently touring with his amazing images of us

  3. Simon Simon says:

    An interesting if flawed travelogue Perhaps it would be better titled Visiting Extremes as author Nick Middleton rolls up at four extreme parts of the world with apparently little preparation and tries to get the locals to train up enough to take part in one of their signature eventsHe's curiously reluctant to do do much though with plans to go on a Narwhal hunt in Greenland with the Inuits he takes some training in kayaking but refuses to learn to do an Eskimo Roll And he turns up his nose at almost every food offered to the extent of almost ruining a Pygmy hunt in the Congo by stinking the place up with sardines though to be fair I fully agree with his reluctance to eat the seal stuffed with puffins and left to rotAnother oddity is that this book accompanies a TV series but other than in the acknowledgements there's no mention of a film crew on his journeys The is most apparent on his trek through the desert when Middleton has to decide whether to stay separate from the all female Tubu caravan because his male translator who as a non relative non foreigner cannot sleep too near or share their camp for the nightThat aside there's still a lot of interest here and it's worth a read

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