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Points Unknown: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Twentieth Century

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From Robert Falcon Scott's final journal entry to Jon Krakauer's reckless solo climb of the Devil's Thumb, David Roberts and the editors of have gathered the most enduring adventure literature of the century into one heart-stopping volume. A frigid winter ascent of Mount McKinley; the vastness of Arabia's Empty Quarter; the impossibly thin air at Everest's summit; the deadly black pressure of an underwater cave; a desperate escape through a Norwegian winter--these and thirty-six other stories recount the minutes, hours, and days of lives pushed to the brink. But there is more to adventure than hair's-breadth escapes. By turns charming and tragic, whimsical and nerve-racking, this extraordinary collection gets to the heart of why adventure stories enthrall us. Includes works by Sebastian Junger, Jon Krakauer, Edward Abbey, Tim Cahill, Edward Hoagland, Ernest Shackleton, Freya Stark, and Wilfred Thesiger.

Synopsis:

This anthology of the best adventure writing to emerge from the 20th century includes such adventures as a freezing winter ascent of Mount McKinley, a journey across the vastness of Arabia's Empty Quarter and experiencing the impossibly thin air at Everest's summit.

Synopsis:

"A great treasure-trove of daunting human courage, frailty, and persistence in the face of the unknown."--

Synopsis:

Roberts and the editors of "Outside" have gathered the most enduring adventure literature of the century into one heart-stopping volume. By turns charming and tragic, whimsical and nerve-racking, this extraordinary collection gets to the heart of why adventure stories enthrall readers.

About the Author

David Roberts is the author (with Conrad Anker) of The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest, among many other books. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393323788
Editor:
Roberts, David
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Roberts, David
Author:
Roberts, David
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Discoveries in geography
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Copyright:
Series:
Outside Books
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.2 x 1.1 in 1.61 lb

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Product details 608 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393323788 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This anthology of the best adventure writing to emerge from the 20th century includes such adventures as a freezing winter ascent of Mount McKinley, a journey across the vastness of Arabia's Empty Quarter and experiencing the impossibly thin air at Everest's summit.
"Synopsis" by , "A great treasure-trove of daunting human courage, frailty, and persistence in the face of the unknown."--
"Synopsis" by , Roberts and the editors of "Outside" have gathered the most enduring adventure literature of the century into one heart-stopping volume. By turns charming and tragic, whimsical and nerve-racking, this extraordinary collection gets to the heart of why adventure stories enthrall readers.
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