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The New Age of Adventure: Ten Years of Great Writingby National Geographic
Synopses & Reviews
National Geographic Adventure has published the best work by todays finest writers, and this tenth anniversary anthology assembles an elite corps of authors that includes Sebastian Junger, Peter Matthiessen, Philip Caputo, and two dozen others. These reporters have voyaged to the ends of the earth to bring back the decades most thrilling, eccentric, and extraordinary tales. But the pieces collected here do more than paint a portrait of the worlds most extreme and fascinating environments—they also explore important questions about adventure in the 21st century.
These stories rocket readers across the roof of the world on the new high-speed railway in Tibet, describe the tension between Indian farmers and the sacred elephants besieging their villages, and introduce them to a shaman whom some believe can cure the most serious depressions. We meet the great Afghan warlord Ahmed Shah Massoud—said to have been the finest guerrilla fighter since Ho Chi Minh—encounter a yeti with legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner, and much more.
This is a wide-ranging collection for every road warrior and adventurer—armchair or otherwise—culled from the much acclaimed journal that in its first ten years has won millions of devoted readers and garnered more than a dozen prestigious prizes for excellence in journalism.
Book News Annotation:
Rasmus (founding editor-in-chief, National Geographic Adventure magazine) presents a collection of 25 of the best nonfiction stories from the first decade of Adventure magazine. Written by 20 well-known, prize-winning American journalists, war correspondents, travel writers, naturalists, and novelists, the stories describe experiences from all parts of the globe and in all types of situations, from Sebastian Junger's opening account of a trip to Afghanistan to interview guerilla leader Ahmad Shah Massoud, to Philip Caputo's experience tracking Kenya's man-eating Tsavo lions, Scott Anderson's tale of a coming-of-age road trip across Europe and Asia, and Gretel Ehrlich's story of the nomadic reindeer herders in northwestern Russia. No subject index. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This 10th-anniversary anthology from "National Geographic Adventure" assembles an elite corps of reporters that has voyaged to the ends of the Earth to bring back the decade's most thrilling, eccentric, and extraordinary tales.
About the Author
John Rasmus is the founding editor-in-chief of National Geographic Adventure magazine. He is the former founding editor of Mens Journal and former editor of Outside.
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