About the Book
The world is really round!
In these pages you will share an adventure with scientist, educator, and planetary explorer Eric Wegryn, as he demonstrates that by continually traveling in the same direction, one can return home again. This personal account of his 1998 journey through Europe, with his companion Sara, and then on to Australia and New Zealand is filled with all the highs, lows, and in-betweens that you would expect from a month-long 12-nation trip.
Illustrated with over 100 photographs.
Dr. Erıc Wegryn is a professional scientist and educator. After circumnavigating the world, he completed his graduate research and dissertation detailing his findings from the Mars Pathfinder mission. He then relocated to the Bay Area, where he has worked with NASA and the SETI Institute on the Cassini Mission to Saturn, discovering polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on Iapetus. When not teaching astronomy, he is also a science author and correspondent, working with the Exploratorium in San Francisco to cover Mars and Saturn space missions. His travel adventures include a trip around the world, dozens of National Parks, a double millennium celebration in Fiji and Hawaii, and a Mediterranean semi-circumnavigation, joining The Exploratorium in Turkey for their live coverage of the March 2006 total solar eclipse.