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Points Unknown: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Twentieth Century By David Roberts

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.

  • Paperback
  • 608 Pages
  • Dimensions: 6.2" x 9.2"

ISBN: 978-0-393-32378-8

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“Books are the weapons in the battle of ideas.” These were the words of William Warder Norton, who 90 years ago launched the firm that bears his name. Today, the three-person company he once ran from his living room has become the oldest and largest publishing house owned entirely by its employees.
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Points Unknown: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Twentieth Century By David Roberts
POINTS UNKNOWN, ROBERTS

SKU #:
11792512
UPC #:
9780393323788
$17.95