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Points Unknown: A Century of Great Exploration

David Roberts

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ISBN : 9780393050004
Hardcover
608 pages
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This collection of adventure writing ranges from Robert Falcon Scotts final journal entry to Jon Krakauers reckless solo climb of the Devils Thumb to Tom Wolfes brilliant portrayal of Chuck Yeager shattering the sound barrier in The Right Stuff.MoreThis collection of adventure writing ranges from Robert Falcon Scotts final journal entry to Jon Krakauers reckless solo climb of the Devils Thumb to Tom Wolfes brilliant portrayal of Chuck Yeager shattering the sound barrier in The Right Stuff. A frigid winter ascent of Mount McKinley- the vastness of Arabias Empty Quarter- the impossibly thin air at Everests 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.