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POINTS UNKNOWN A Century of Great Exploration - Roberts, David, editor
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POINTS UNKNOWN A Century of Great Exploration - First edition

2000, ISBN: 9780393050004

Paperback, Hardcover, ID: 956454593

The Book Supply Company. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1916. First Edition; Various. Hardcover. Red cloth with gold type and border. Book has Wright's brand stamped in front wih Copy Number 23,043. Endpapers starting to darken. Text clean and binding tight. Scarce dust jacket with desert scene has soiling and has price stamped by publisher on spine of $1.35. Dust now in brodart protective cover. "Harold Bell Wright (May 4, 1872 – May 24, 1944) was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and nonfiction.[1] Although mostly forgotten or ignored after the middle of the 20th century, he is said to have been the first American writer to sell a million copies of a novel and the first to make $1 million from writing fiction.[citation needed] Between 1902 and 1942 Wright wrote 19 books,[2] several stage plays, and many magazine articles. More than 15 movies were made or claimed to be made from Wright's stories, including Gary Cooper's first major movie, The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) and the John Wayne film The Shepherd of the Hills (1941).; Illustration; 7.50 X 5 X 1.50 inches; 348 pages ., The Book Supply Company, 1916, Mount Morris, IL: Outdoor Life Pub/. VG. 1933. 1st Printing. Magazine. 8 1/2" x 11 1/2", 64 page magazine is bound in stapled pictorial wrapp ers. B&W illustrations. A Very Good copy. Rubs to the corners. Chippin g to the lower 1" of the spine. Mild dust soiling to the covers. A cou ple of small tears at the rear spine seam. Contents are fine. Inclu des "The New Era of Rifle Shooting" by Townsend Wheten, "The Second Mu skie" by Arthur H. Carhart, "Desert Bass"by John Hodgdon Bradley, Jr., and other articles. ., Outdoor Life Pub/, 1933, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Popular Mechanics Company , 1947. Good 1st Printing Assumed Magazine, 304 pages, Craftsman and Shop Notes Index, PLEASE NOTE: While the articles cover 7 or 8 pages, the department notes range from a paragraph or two to two pages, and craftsman and shop notes (which I have not listed) are usually just a paragraph Binding is solid; paper covering missing to top ¼" of spine, ½" closed tear to front edge at tail of spine, spots of rubbing to spine edges, four tiny dings to spine edges; heavy crease to upper front corner, small bend to upper back corner, slight rub to all corner tips; slight edge wear; soiling to covers; tiny crease or bend to upper corner of all pages; mail-in coupon cut out of bottom of page 235. coupon is still in the magazine; age tanning to some pages (some pages apparently were printed on acid free paper), pages are not brittle; pages are clean, no marks to text, no owner information, gift messages, store stamps, remaimder marks, stains, or moisture damage. CONTENTS: ARTICLES: SO YOU HAVE AN INVENTION TO PATENT; THESE DOGS COUNT SHEEP (border collies); FLIGHT PLAN FOR LONDON (planing behind transatlantic flights, part on free meals is interesting); FILMING THE WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS (timelapse photography); THUNDER HUNTERS (flying planes into thunderstorms); WORLD'S LARGEST CRANE (San Francisco Naval Shipyart at Hunter's Point, CA); UNVEILING THE TUCKER (Dodge's Tucker, a rear-engine car with disk-type brakes); TASK FORCE FURNACE (testing military equipment intended for use in the tropics); PUTTING LIFE IN PUPPETS (Pal Productions films in minature); HOBBYIST OF THE MONTH (The Bicycloing Steinlaufs, Joe and Charlie); ROYAL PAIR (his and hers dresser boxes); FEATHERWEIGHT--AN 8-FOOT DUCKBOAT; GIVE YOUR BATTERY A BREAK; RIFLE CONVERSION (convertng a Model 1917 Enfield to a sporting rifle); HOW TO TAKE OUTDOOR PHOTOS; TOP PERFORMANCE FROM OIL BURNERS; RADIO AND ELECTRONICS. DEPARTMENTS: AUTOMOTIVE; electric lock for auto gasoline tank, fold-up auto; warning sign for motorists; tubeless tires; cockpit makes truck-sedan. AVIATION: porcelain enameled airway marker; Cessna business plane; slient plane has five fan-shaped prop blades; after-burner unit boosts jet thrust; plane seat tilts cradle fashion; automatic rip cord; giant mortar test aviation equipment; supersonic wind tunnel tests models at 2500 mph; multiengine dock permits indoor servicing. BOATS AND BOATING: trailer lowers boat for launching; greenhouse for warships; floating hotel; spring moter powers baby boat; jet-propelled speedboat to attempt record. FARM: giant plow; converted half-track and trailer hauls wheat; folding harrow; food value of hay decreased by rain. HOUSE AND HOME: robot household maid; what's new for your home; watertight sink frames. INDUSTRY; skyscraper lightning gauge; locomotive mover; synthetic glycerin to increase supply; fewer knocks per gallon; vast oil reserve is under water; synthetic cloth from antifreeze; radiant panels on rail car heat interior by sections; natural gas is stored in underground steel tanks; mile-a-minute ribbon of steel; double-jointed bus; two-million-pound test ram checks strength of dome-roof car. LAWN AND GARDEN: electric lawn mower; grass catcher easy to empty; weed sprayer screws on gallon jug; rake is adjustable for sweeping; chemical poisons quack grass. OUTDOOR RECREATION: plastic surf sled; whirling globe and bootstrap life provide thrills; football sign language; automatic fish cleaner handles 10 a minute; over-the-belt fishing tackle box opens to form shelf; golf course scooter. PHOTOGRAPHY: portable copy-printer; photo-cell lights second flash bulb; protrait camera has automatic film changer; sound adapter for silent movie projectors; sliding wedge and guide centers small objects and titles on movie film. RADIO AND ELECTRONICS: broadcasting station for medical treatments; color tester for fluorescent tubes; balloon targets reflect radar. TOOLS: mouth-blown blowtorch; half size motor for machine tools; center punch delivers blow through adjustable spring in handle; blind man operates micromenter; four-in-one bench tool; wheel turns 123,000 rpm; concrete-block maker. TPYS AND NOVELTIES: directional light for bikes; blow-dart game; flexible cigarette case; boy's dump truck serves as scooter; ballpoint pencil applies perfume; desert blooms in wool. MISCELLANEOUS: cables guide trailer dolly; hook system eliminates turnbuckles; plastic curve plotter used for road layout; bank's cement mixer unwaps coins; firing speed of guns quadrupled; pencil stretches three feet; piano exerciser; fire-fighting tank; lightweight utility roller; antelope roundup; war-surplus items; process duplicates natural growth; chemical treatment for boils and ulcers; curb climber for crippled persons; directory fits beneath telephone. Also have issue for: OCTOBER 1947; Will gift wrap, no charge, just state the occasion. 1st Printing. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Magazines & Periodicals., Popular Mechanics Company, 1947, Boston. 1972. Atlantic/Little Brown. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. ISBN: 0316812153. A Narrative Drawn From Gustave Flaubert's Travel Notes & Letters. Translated from the French & Edited by Francis Steegmuller. 232 pages. hardcover. Cover design by Elna Rapp. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In the autumn of 1849, at the age of twenty-seven, accompanied by his wealthier and worldlier friend, Maxime du Camp, Flaubert set off on a long tour of the ‘Orient’ - the Near East — a region that had long haunted his young imagination. He kept a diary, much of whose exotic and erotic detail has hitherto remained unpublished, even in France. He also wrote vivid letters to his mother, and splendidly frank letters to his friend Louis Bouilhet, important passages of which have been published in France only recently. By skillfully amalgamating the material that deals with the Egyptian part of the journey, and providing an informative introduction and linking commentary, Mr. Steegmuller has enabled us to enjoy for the first time an extraordinary account of a remarkable ‘sensibility on tour.’ What emerges is a combination of a travel book written by a great writer - romantic, sensual, preternaturally observant — and a commentary on an important period in the writer’s life by a masterly biographer. Whether Flaubert is writing of architectural splendors or the cudgeling of a beggar, the colors of sky and desert, a Bedouin dance, or a memorable night with a prostitute, his descriptions glow with the excitement of discovery. Maxime du Camp also published accounts of the trip drawn from his diary. His racy contributions complement those of his more famous companion; indeed, when each tells the same story, the contrast can be instructive and amusing. It is not surprising that upon his return to France, du Camp became the owner and editor of a magazine, and an active journalist; or that Flaubert, with his exotic experiences behind him, should sit down to create MADAME BOVARY. One of our most admired men of letters,. Francis Steegmuller was a biographer, a novelist, an essayist, a critic, and a translator. Among his many books are FLAUBERT AND MADAME BOVARY, MAUPASSANT: A LION IN THE PATH, THE GRAND MADEMOISELLE, THE TWO WORLDS OF JAMES JACKSON JARVES, APOLLINAIRE: POET AMONG THE PAINTERS, LE HIBOU ET LA POUSSIQUETTE, COCTEAU: A BIOGRAPHY - the 1971 National Book Award Winner — and STORIES AND TRUE STORIES. Mr. Steegmuller was also a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur. He lived in New York City with his wife, the novelist Shirley Hazzard. inventory #25257 ISBN: 0316812153., New York: Modernismo Publications, Ltd.. Mature adult content: by ordering you attest to being of legal age in your state or country of residence. Condition: in light to moderately worn outer covers; closed tear along outer narrow spine fold. A high-quality, glossy-paged magazine containing 100 pages including front and rear covers. Containing gay male erotic fiction, male nude photos and illustrations, and articles, highlights include: article Too Marvelous for Words - A Glossary of Nasty, Naughty Words for Testicles, Semen, Masturbation and Sodomy by Leigh W. Rutledge; article Palm Springs: The Jewel in the Desert by M.J. Bevans; art portfolio of drawings by Michael Leonard reproduced from his book Changing; Harvey Fierstein interviewed; male nude photospread Desert Dudes by Colt Studio; article What's the Matter with Opera? by Freeman Gunter; erotic fiction Business Head by Zachary Michaels; article They're Writing Our Songs by Donald Vining (on gay overtones in early-to-mid 20th century American musical lyrics); male nude photospread of Rod Philips by Falcon Studio; erotic fiction All Night Long by Robert Saxon; article Liza! Liza! (on Liza Minnelli with photos - note that due to a printer's error, the first portion of the article is missing); male nude photospread Hundred Dollar Bill by Naakkve; erotic fiction Hungry for More by Mario Mangiacazzo. . Good. Magazine. 1st Edition. 1984., Modernismo Publications, Ltd., 1984, NY: W. W. Norton. Fine in Fine dust jacket. c. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. 0393050009 . Binding, DJ and Contents are almost like new. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION. 9-1/2" Tall, 608pp. Blue boards, black spine, bright silver spine lettering. ADVENTURE. "From Robert Falcon Scott's final journal entry to Jon Krakauer's daring solo climb of the Devils Thumb to Tom Wolfe's brilliant portrayal of Chuck Yeager shattering the sound barrier, David Roberts and the editors of OUTSIDE magazine have gathered the most enduring adventure literature of the century into one heart-stopping volume. But there is more to adventure than hair-breadth escapes. POINTS UNKNOWN includes inner passages: soul-searing quests across deserts, vividly evocative idylls, startling first encounters with primitive peoples, a poignant report of North America's last 'wild' Native American, and even a few whimsical stories that reveal the spontaneity at the heart of adventure. By turns charming and tragic, whimsical and nerve-racking, this extraordinary collection gets to the bottom of why adventure stories enthrall us. " ., W. W. Norton

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From Robert Falcon Scott's final journal entry to Jon Krakauer's daring solo climb of the Devils Thumb to Tom Wolfe's brilliant portrayal of Chuck Yeager shattering the sound barrier, David Roberts and the editors of Outside magazine have gathered the most enduring adventure literature of the century into one heart-stopping volume. A frigid winter ascent of Mount McKinley; the vastness of Arabia's Empty Quarter; the "Death Zone" near Everest's summit; the fatal black pressure of an underwater cave; a desperate escape through a Norwegian winter'hese and thirty-six other stories recount the minutes, hours, and days of lives pushed to the brink. Many are timeless first-person accounts brought back from the edge of the grim circumstances their authors lived to retell. Such reports open a window into the soul of adventure, the impulse that drives men to reach into the unknown. They also remind us that for the improbable and unbelievable, reality outstrips fiction every time. But there is more to adventure than hair-breadth escapes. Points Unknown includes inner passages: soul-searing quests across deserts, vividly evocative idylls, startling first encounters with primitive peoples, a poignant report of North America's last "wild" Native American, and even a few whimsical stories that reveal the spontaneity at the heart of adventure. As Roberts writes in his introduction, "an inordinate number of the excerpts in this book spring from dire predicaments their authors would just as so 20th century,adventure,biographical,biographies,biographies and history,biography and history,earth sciences,education and reference,expeditions and discoveries,geography Outdoor Recreation, Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W.

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[EAN: 9780393050004], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York], EXPEDITION, EXPLORATION, ROBERT FALCON SCOTT, APSLEY CHRRY-GARRARD, ERNEST SHACKLETON, SHACKLETON'S LAST BERTRAM THOMAS, ARABIA, WILFRED THESIGER, GEOFFREY MOORHOUSE, BOB CONNOLLY, ROBIN ANDERSON, JOE KANE, NOEL ODELL, COLIN FLETCHER, AMAZON,, Science|Earth Sciences|Geography, Travel|Essays & Travelogues, Jacket, 608 pages. Blue-cloth cover, some very light edge-wear. 2 x Illustrated, unclipped jackets, stretching to edges, minor edge-wear, slight creasing to bottom. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Strong, intact binding. "From Robert Falcon Scott's final journal entry to Jon Krakauer's daring solo climb of the Devils Thumb to Tom Wolfe's brilliant portrayal of Chuck Yeager shattering the sound barrier, David Roberts and the editors of 'Outside' magazine have gathered the most enduring adventure literature of the century into one heart-stopping volume" 7 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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W W Norton & Co Inc. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included., W W Norton & Co Inc

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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.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780393050004
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0393050009
Hardcover
Paperback
Publishing year: 2000
Publisher: W W NORTON & CO
500 Pages
Weight: 1,043 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0393050009

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0-393-05000-9, 978-0-393-05000-4


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