Rising Son

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About the author:
Charles R. Scott left the corporate world to become a family adventurer. He worked at Intel Corporation for 14 years before deciding to focus his energy full-time on writing, speaking and doing endurance challenges with his family linked to environmental causes. In the summer of 2009, he and his eight-year old son cycled the length of mainland Japan, 2,500 miles in 67 days. The United Nations named them "Climate Heroes", as they raised money for a tree planting campaign and promoted the UN's efforts to combat climate change. In the summer of 2011, Scott cycled 1,500 miles around Iceland with his ten-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. His book about the Japan ride, Rising Son, offers an inspiration to anyone who feels the urge to shake things up and reminds the reader of the most precious gift a parent can give a child: time. He publishes pieces regularly on Huffington Post and CNBC.

Rising Son
 

A Father and Son's Bike Adventure across Japan

Authored by Charles R. Scott
Drawings by Sho Scott

Rising Son is a travel adventure that celebrates the bond between a father and son. Charles Scott puts his corporate job on the line to ride connected bicycles 2,500 miles across Japan with his eight-year-old son, Sho.

Charles believes that a child can accomplish much more than most adults think and maps out a 67-day route that stretches from the northernmost cape to the southern tip of the mainland, passing through many of Japan's most famous cultural sites and over an entire mountain chain. Sho hopes to find the greatest game room in the country and maybe try some fishing along the way. On the trip, which is often harrowing, they raise money for a global tree planting campaign, are named "Climate Heroes" by the United Nations, and explore the limits of quality father-son time.

Rising Son offers an inspiration to anyone who feels the urge to shakes things up and reminds the reader of the most precious gift a parent can give a child: time.


Publication Date:
Nov 20 2012
ISBN/EAN13:
148027223X / 9781480272231
Page Count:
386
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Travel / Asia / Japan




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