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Points Unknown: A Century of Great Exploration

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Publisher Comments:

This collection of adventure writing ranges from Robert Falcon Scott's final journal entry to Jon Krakauer's reckless solo climb of the Devil's Thumb to Tom Wolfe's brilliant portrayal of Chuck Yeager shattering the sound barrier in "The Right Stuff". 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 stories recount the minutes, hours, and days of lives pushed to the brink.

Book News Annotation:

Mountaineer and editor Roberts presents excerpts from 41 of the century's best nonfiction, first-person adventure tales written in English. The 41 contributions (grouped under three categories—obsessions, idylls, and ordeals) tell stories of mountain, polar, jungle desert, aviation, and ocean adventure and exploration. They include inner passages such as soul-searching quests across deserts, evocative idylls, first encounters with primitive peoples, a report of North America's last "wild" Native American, and a few whimsical accounts that reveal the spontaneity at the heart of adventure.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The most enduring literature of the twentieth century, gathered by the editors of Outside into one heart-stopping volume.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393050004
Editor:
Roberts, David
Publisher:
Outside Books
Editor:
Roberts, David
Author:
Roberts, David
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
500
Dimensions:
9.57x6.42x1.33 in. 2.30 lbs.

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