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‘Only Planet’ book launched…

Posted by in blog March 22, 2014

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Futerra Co-Founder Ed launched his first book, about his flight-free adventure around the world, on the 9th of June 2014.

In an inspirational tale of global adventure, published by Wild Things Publishing, Ed takes anything but a plane to circumnavigate the world.

From cargo ships to camels, hitch-hiking to hovercrafts, Ed proves that getting there really is half the fun. Follow his epic tale, across shamanic lakes, Mongolian deserts and jungle volcanoes. Meet grizzled sea-dogs and drunken smugglers, billions of butterflies and peckish pythons.

This modern world fable is about the exhilaration of taking it slow, and about rediscovering hope for humanity and for the planet we all share.

Based on his round the world trip without flying in 2007/8 Ed’s book builds on the regular newspaper column – ‘The Slow Traveller’ – he wrote for the Observer during the journey and his own blog at www.lowcarbontravel.com.

“With a shaft or three of enlightenment, a healthy dose of irreverence, Only Planet inspires us to carry on living, loving and travelling well”  JONATHON PORRITT

“With wit, welly and wisdom, Ed reveals the fine-grained texture of the world at ground level. Required reading for the slow traveller”CARL HONORÉ — BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF ‘IN PRAISE OF SLOW’

“An inspiring reminder of the adventures and experiences to be had, if you just avoid that airport security queue!” — MARK SMITH, THE MAN IN SEAT 61

You can preview an online ‘flickbook’ version of the book here.

UK Residents (£17.49 inc. P&P)

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Overseas Residents (£19.99 inc. P&P)

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  • March 25, 2014
    14:45

    Hi, Ed. Given that this is something I’d love to do one day, I’m really looking forward to reading this book. Great stuff! Any similar tales of Mongolian / Siberian anguish from Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman? Cheers, Russ

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    • ed
      March 25, 2014
      15:00

      Thanks Russ! There’s definitely stories (without the support crew!) of Siberian and Mongolian adventures, punctures, ice-fishing, camel straddling, encounters with savage dogs etc. I can only say ‘do it!’ ; )

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      • March 29, 2014
        19:44

        Sounds suitably epic! Looking forward to it. When’s the launch party?! ;-)

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  • Peter Archibald
    April 11, 2014
    09:50

    Excellent news, will order now! My 21 y/o son is preparing to go round the world on a bike, no flights needed. He wants to visit great humanitarian projects across Africa, Asia and S America and help raise awareness and funding for them. He is looking for sponsorship and promotional opportunities – all suggestions gratefully received ..

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  • Mungo
    April 13, 2014
    00:30

    Can’t wait to read this. Especially as I’m such a sceptic of so much Eco-friendly bull shit out there,

    Ed is a man who tackles the big problems and with intelligence and kind thoughts.

    Reckon this will b a must have and read.

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  • Jen Grochowski
    April 15, 2014
    01:29

    We are anxiously awaiting your book publication across the pond… Congrats Ed!

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  • Jen Johnson
    April 15, 2014
    13:45

    Given that you are an amazing dude, I am really looking forward to reading this!

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  • Dan
    June 02, 2014
    04:34

    Looking forward to readin this. I’m wondering if there is going to be a kindle, googlebooks or pdf version for e-reading?

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