For Four Years During The 1970s Ted Simon Rode A Motorcycle Around The World, Something No One Had Ever Done Before He Described His Adventures First In Regular Bulletins For The Sunday Times And Then, After His Return, In Jupiter S Travels , A Book That Has Become Revered As A Classic Of Travel Writing Published By Penguin, Jupiter S Travels Has Sold Nearly A Million Copies In The Intervening Years And Has Remained In Print Throughout That Time, Remaining A Strong Seller Even Today Ted Simon Took A Decent SLR Camera On The Trip, But Only A Handful Of His Several Thousand Color Photographs Were Included In Jupiter S Travels These Are Now Included In The Book Published To Coincide With The 40th Anniversary Of His Ground Breaking Trip. Book okay Layout formatting bloody terrible.I have to assume the author took a PDF ran it through Calibre to produce the MOBI Kindle version of this Sadly he didn t bother checking it afterwards as there are tons of broken lines, bad punctuation and broken sentances starts.Far to many instances of T for I and as a journalist he should know better.The book needs MASSIVE work on the proofing equally massive amounts on the layout as some sections are just far too long It needs to be split into either cohesive chapters or sections with actual dates on so it s easier to measure the passage of time instead a year here and a year there.In places the author goes a bit mad with over describing where he is at that point in time which will lead to frequent skipping forward of at least 1 or 2 pages to get past For a book that promises to be a photographic record and that is over 1 meg in size there are onl
An excellent photo book to accompany the original book, I purchased this directly after finishing Jupiter s Travel s and it s fantastic to see so many of the places and people he met finally realised in enhanced, colour photo s.Although the layout and formatting isn t that inspiring its the photo s you re here to
This is a bit of a niche book If you have read Jupiter s Travels by Ted Simon you will enjoy this book It is also interesting for a photographer Do not be expecting crisp, clear digital photos, however One has to keep in mind that these photos were taken in the mid 70 s on
a nicely produced book with great pictures Great book I had read Jupiter s Travels previously and this photo book was superb Made me want to read by Ted Simon.
- 256 pages
- Jupiters Travels in Camera
- Ted Simon
- 07 September 2017 Ted Simon