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Digging for the Truth: One Man's Epic Adventure Exploring the World's Greatest Archaeological Mysteriesby Josh Bernstein
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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:
"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.)
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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