Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 160 pages, 11.5 × 8.47 × 0.45 in
Published: October 1, 1998
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0375752676
ISBN - 13: 9780375752674
From the Publisher
"We raised our fists and cheered. . . . With the sagas in our
heads, with Iceland at its wildest beneath our boots, it would not
have been impossible to see Bárdr clumping along the summit ridge,
prodding the glacier with his staff, ready to show us the way
Iceland is a pictorial classic on one of the last "undiscovered"
countries in Europe--reissued for the first time in
Iceland is often
thought to be covered by ice, but in fact it is gloriously green.
Lush meadows, wildflower fields, and miles of rich tundra cover a
landscape of remarkable variety: deep lakes, bubbling hot springs,
tumbling waterfalls, snow-capped mountains. It''s also a landscape
amazingly alive with massive lava flows and enormous glaciers. The
human story of Iceland goes back more than eleven thousand years,
and its heritage is told here in a treasury of riveting sagas of
real-life heroes and all manner of supernatural beings.
Both the land and
the people of one of Europe''s most gorgeous countries come to life
in this colorful account of the authors'' adventures as they walk,
climb, and photograph their way through Iceland and connect to the
bone-chilling sagas and the unfamiliar terrain. With breathtaking
photographs from critically acclaimed writer and journalist Jon
Krakauer, author of the international bestsellers Into Thin Air and
Into the Wild, and a penetrating narrative from Outside
contributing editor and travel writer David Roberts, Iceland
splendidly captures the spirit of this enigmatic country.
Iceland in summer and winter, Krakauer and Roberts encounter tales
of monks and Vikings, outlaws and adventurers, trolls and witches.
While touring and photographing, they discover the myths and
legends of Iceland''s stirring history. Numerous other
feats--including a hazardous winter climb to the summit of one of
Iceland''s tallest mountains--round out a fascinating introduction
to this unique and beautiful land.
About the Author
Jon Krakauer is an editor-at-large for Outside magazine and is the
author of Into Thin Air, Into the Wild, and Eiger Dreams. His work
also appears in Smithsonian and National Geographic. He and his
wife live in Colorado.
David Roberts is a contributing editor to Outside magazine and is
the author of several books, including Once They Moved Like the
Wind and In Search of the Old Ones.
From Our Editors
A pictorial classic on one of the last "undiscovered" countries is offered by David Roberts and Jon Krakauer, author of "Into Thin Air". While touring and photographing a landscape of remarkable variety, the authors survive numerous adventures and discover the myths and legends of Iceland's stirring history. Full color.