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Josh Bernstein, host of The History Channel's hit series Digging for The Truth, takesreaders beyond the cameras for an even closer look at his adventures through some of the most intriguing, remote, and physically challenging locations on the planet as he explores the world's greatest ancient mysteries.

No location is too dangerous, no terrain too rough, no culture too exotic for explorer and survival expert Josh Bernstein. With his unique hands-on approach, he travels the globe, seeking answers to some of the most enigmatic mysteries of the ancient world. Digging for the Truth shares Josh's personal stories, journals, and insights, revealing the risks and dangers of what went on behind the scenes in shooting the show, and the fascinating details about what he uncovers along each adventure. Readers are right in the action as he:

  • Discovers who built Egypt's pyramids and learns what secrets may be buried below the Sphinx.
  • Follows the trail of the Lost Ark of the Covenant to the remote monasteries and churches of Ethiopia.
  • Explores the journey of a potential Lost Tribe of Israel and examines DNA evidence that could make or break their claim.
  • Visits the ancient site of Stonehenge, witnesses a Druid ceremony, and learns what purpose the stone circles may have served.
  • Sails a Viking ship on a quest to determine if the Vikings landed in the New World five hundred years before Columbus.
  • Lives with a remote and mostly naked tribe in the Amazon to search for hidden cities and learn the fate of one of the world's great explorers.
Readers will have access to all the inside details that viewers never see — everything from food poisoning and spider bites to the logistical challenges of shooting in some of the most remote places on earth. Complete with four-color photographs, Digging for the Truth will appeal to fans of the show as well as armchair travel and adventure readers.

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"TV show host and first-time author Bernstein is a real-life Indiana Jones: rugged, stubbled, khakied and capped with a familiar-looking hat ('It's not a fedora'), he might look silly if he didn't have the chops to back it up. Fortunately, he does: CEO of an outdoor survival school, Bernstein also has anthropology and psychology degrees from Cornell, as well as a lifelong love for the wilderness. It all combines to crowd-pleasing effect in this passionate volume, a companion to his popular History Channel series of the same name. After a brief autobiography, chapters describe how episodes were filmed in locations like Ethiopia, Italy and Austria, Egypt, Peru and Easter Island. Along the way the explorer rappels down Alpine cliffs, dives into mysterious Mayan cenotes and, yes, even searches for the Lost Ark of the Covenant, joined by colorful local experts like prickly Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass. Illustrated with full-color location and crew photos, chapters also include interesting side bar lessons on wilderness survival-how to start a fire and put together an explorer's med kit among them. Bernstein glosses over neither dangers nor consequences, and it's clear throughout that he loves his job and knows how lucky he is to have it (despite the nightmare travel schedule and severe parasitic infections), making this an exciting, addicting read for fans of the show, present and future." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Bernstein takes readers beyond the cameras for an even closer look at his adventures through some of the most intriguing, remote, and physically challenging locations on the planet as he explores the world's greatest ancient mysteries.

About the Author

Josh Bernstein is he president and CEO of BOSS, the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, the oldest and largest wilderness survival school in the world. Josh has appeared as an expert on survival and survival training on NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, National Geographic Television, and the Today show. Born and raised in New York City and educated at Cornell University, Josh has been featured in Men's Vogue, The New York Times and dozens of adventure travel magazines. Josh is also a member of The Explorers Club and a professional photographer, with numerous published credits.

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AmandaWolfe, January 11, 2007 (view all comments by AmandaWolfe)
If you love the show, you'll really love the book. Josh tells about the little things that go on behind the scenes that he can't show on TV. If you haven't seen the show, I highly recommend it. Josh Bernstein brings the viewers (and readers of this book) on a wild ride, asking questions and getting some answers. For those who are bored with history 'stuff' this is the show to watch. It may not answer every question, but it will keep you interested. It doesn't give just one angle on history, but tries to present as many viewpoints as possible. The book adds to the experience by going into detail about how what it takes to film each episode, meeting the experts (with a wide range of opinions and facts), you name it. Along with well written anecdotes about things that have happened along the way, the book is as entertaining as the show.

Highly recommended!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781592402779
Subtitle:
One Man's Epic Adventure Exploring the World's Greatest Archaeological Mysteries
Author:
Bernstein, Josh
Publisher:
Gotham
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20061123
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.40x7.60x.69 in. 1.43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 208 pages Gotham Books - English 9781592402779 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "TV show host and first-time author Bernstein is a real-life Indiana Jones: rugged, stubbled, khakied and capped with a familiar-looking hat ('It's not a fedora'), he might look silly if he didn't have the chops to back it up. Fortunately, he does: CEO of an outdoor survival school, Bernstein also has anthropology and psychology degrees from Cornell, as well as a lifelong love for the wilderness. It all combines to crowd-pleasing effect in this passionate volume, a companion to his popular History Channel series of the same name. After a brief autobiography, chapters describe how episodes were filmed in locations like Ethiopia, Italy and Austria, Egypt, Peru and Easter Island. Along the way the explorer rappels down Alpine cliffs, dives into mysterious Mayan cenotes and, yes, even searches for the Lost Ark of the Covenant, joined by colorful local experts like prickly Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass. Illustrated with full-color location and crew photos, chapters also include interesting side bar lessons on wilderness survival-how to start a fire and put together an explorer's med kit among them. Bernstein glosses over neither dangers nor consequences, and it's clear throughout that he loves his job and knows how lucky he is to have it (despite the nightmare travel schedule and severe parasitic infections), making this an exciting, addicting read for fans of the show, present and future." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Bernstein takes readers beyond the cameras for an even closer look at his adventures through some of the most intriguing, remote, and physically challenging locations on the planet as he explores the world's greatest ancient mysteries.
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