In his greatest challenge yet, intrepid author and broadcaster Simon Reeve sets out on a unique journey to track the Tropic of Capricorn around the globe. Motivated by a desire to learn more about forgotten corners of the world, Simon heads east through Africa, Australia and South America, discovering breathtaking sights, strange rituals, desperate poverty and exotic wildlife. For the 22,835-mile Tropic of Capricorn marks the southern border of the tropics, and crosses some of the wildest and most spectacular parts of our planet. Following Capricorn takes Simon across great deserts, awesome mountains, remote valleys and sun-kissed beaches. At the heart of the book are his encounters with the people of Capricorn, including the Bushmen of the Kalahari, Namibian prostitutes, gem miners in Madagascar, Australian Aboriginals, and indigenous tribes in South America. As he travels Simon investigates elephant culling in southern Africa, bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef, goes hunting with the Ache people in Paraguay, and makes pizzas with teenagers in the Brazilian favela once described as the most dangerous place on earth. Accompanying a major new BBC series, Tropic of Capricorn blends a travelogue with natural history, politics and stories of extraordinary lives all linked by one invisible line. In this latter-day voyage of discovery, Simon reveals parts of our world little understood or even known about in the West - until now.