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Outside Books Points Unknown: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Twentieth Century

byDavid Roberts

Paperback | November 26, 2002

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From Robert Falcon Scott's final journal entry to Jon Krakauer's reckless solo climb of the Devil's Thumb, David Roberts and the editors of Outside 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 impossibly thin air at Everest's summit; the deadly black pressure of an underwater cave; a desperate escape through a Norwegian winter—these and thirty-six other stories recount the minutes, hours, and days of lives pushed to the brink. But there is more to adventure than hair's-breadth escapes. By turns charming and tragic, whimsical and nerve-racking, this extraordinary collection gets to the heart of why adventure stories enthrall us. Includes works by Sebastian Junger, Jon Krakauer, Edward Abbey, Tim Cahill, Edward Hoagland, Ernest Shackleton, Freya Stark, and Wilfred Thesiger.
A veteran mountain climber, David Roberts is the award-winning author of Alone on the Ice, The Lost World of the Old Ones, and Limits of the Known, along with twenty-six other books about mountaineering, exploration, adventure, and Western history and anthropology. His most recent publication, Alone on the Wall, was written with world-...
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Title:Outside Books Points Unknown: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Twentieth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 1 inPublished:November 26, 2002Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393323781

ISBN - 13:9780393323788

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