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Points Unknown: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Twentieth Century: A Century of Great Exploration

Points Unknown: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Twentieth Century: A Century of Great Exploration

David Roberts

ISBN: 978-0-393-32378-8

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608 pages

Select type: Paperback

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From Robert Falcon Scott?s final journal entry to Jon Krakauer?s reckless solo climb of the Devil?s Thumb, Roberts and the editors of Outside have gathered the most enduring adventure literature of the century into one heart-stopping volume. By turns charming and tragic, whimsical and nerve-racking, this extraordinary collection gets to the heart of why adventure stories enthral us. It includes works by Sebastian Junger, Jon Krakauer, Edward Abbey, Tim Cahill, Edward Hoagland, Ernest Shackleton, Freya Stark and Wilfred Thesiger.