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Points Unknown : A Century of Great Exploration - David Roberts
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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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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. 20th century,adventure,biographical,biographies,biographies and history,biography and history,earth sciences,education and reference,expeditions and discoveries,geography Outdoor Recreation, Outside Books

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POINTS UNKNOWN; A Century of Great Exploration - Roberts, David, editor
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New York: Norton, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in Fine DJ. 6 x 9, 607 pgs. Stories of courage, endurance, and passion that define adventure. 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, the most enduring adventure literature of the century into one heart-stopping volume., Norton, 2000

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The most enduring literature of the twentieth century, gathered by the editors of Outside into one heart-stopping volume. Points Unknown: A Century of Great Exploration Roberts, David, Outside Books

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Points Unknown: A Century of Great Exploration

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
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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