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NPR Outdoors: Great Escapes: Breathtaking Stories from Nature's Extremesby Jon Hamilton
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Let NPR take you on breathtaking journeys, from climbing the world's highest peaks to braving the world's most rapid rapids to surfing in the unlikeliest of beaches: in Alaska. Learn all about leadership from the seat of a kayak. Join two Minnesota teens as they retrace journalist Eric Sevareid's epic 1930 canoe trip-2,250 miles from the Twin Cities to Hudson Bay. Experience an audio adventure tour you won't soon forget, or duplicate in person: climbing, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, sailing, and much more. Both armchair adventurers and real-life risk-takers will enjoy these stories of life on the edge.
The NPR Sound Treks series features outstanding audio documentaries, stories, and commentary from the NPR archives bring the outdoors to life. Each volume features sounds from nature, insights from experts and others who love the outdoor experience (naturalists, zoologists, biologists, adventurers, even a cowgirl), and vivid storytelling that captures the excitement of the wilderness.
From the archives of National Public Radio comes a collection of vivid stories from the world of outdoor adventure and its adrenaline-craving participants.
Vivid stories from the world of outdoor adventure and its adrenaline-craving participants.
Experience a refreshing adrenaline rush on this NPR guided tour of the ultimate in outdoor fun: Whether whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, mountain climbing in the Himalayas, kayaking in Alaska, airboarding in Oregon's Cascade mountains, or bungee jumping in Australia, each story is an amazing sound adventure--and a great escape.
The NPR Sound Treks series features outstanding audio documentaries, stories, and commentary from the NPR archives. Each volume features sounds from nature, insights from experts and others who love the outdoor experience (naturalists, zoologists, biologists, adventurers, even a cowgirl), and vivid storytelling that captures the excitement of the wilderness
About the Author
JON HAMILTON has served as a correspondent for NPRs science desk since 1998. His current beat includes neuroscience, health risks, behavior, and bioterrorism. Before joining NPR in 1998, Hamilton was a media fellow with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPRs audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.
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