The New Age of Adventure

The New Age of Adventure

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National Geographic Adventure has published the best work by todaya€™s finest writers, and this tenth anniversary anthology assembles an elite corps of authors that includes Sebastian Junger, Peter Matthiessen, Philip Caputo, and two dozen others. These reporters have voyaged to the ends of the earth to bring back the decadea€™s most thrilling, eccentric, and extraordinary tales. But the pieces collected here do more than paint a portrait of the worlda€™s most extreme and fascinating environmentsa€”they also explore important questions about adventure in the 21st century. These stories rocket readers across the roof of the world on the new high-speed railway in Tibet, describe the tension between Indian farmers and the sacred elephants besieging their villages, and introduce them to a shaman whom some believe can cure the most serious depressions. We meet the great Afghan warlord Ahmed Shah Massouda€”said to have been the finest guerrilla fighter since Ho Chi Minha€”encounter a yeti with legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner, and much more. This is a wide-ranging collection for every road warrior and adventurera€”armchair or otherwisea€”culled from the much acclaimed journal that in its first ten years has won millions of devoted readers and garnered more than a dozen prestigious prizes for excellence in journalism.... from the young mans letters home. his poems and essays. and his watercolor paintings and woodblock engravings. ... Krakauer saw in the vagabond a kindred soul to Chris McCandless, the doomed young wanderer who had starved toanbsp;...

Title:The New Age of Adventure
Author: John Rasmus
Publisher:National Geographic Books - 2009-09-15

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