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    DescriptionRanulph Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on earth, almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and been awarded a polar medal and an OBE. He has been an elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, an explorer, a bestselling author and nearly replaced Sean Connery as James Bond. In his autobiography he describes how he led expeditions all over the world and became the first person to travel to both poles on land. He tells of how he discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman and attempted to walk solo and unsupported to the North Pole - the expedition that cost him several fingers, and very nearly his life. His most recent challenge was scaling the north face of the Eiger, one of the most awesome mountaineering challenges in the world. Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes OBE, 3rd Baronet, looks back on a life lived at the very limits of human endeavour.


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    Title
    Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780340951699
    ISBN 10: 0340951699
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B, 910.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/LATE20
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: G246.F54 A3 2008
    Thema V1.0: DNBA, RGR
    Illustrations note
    2 x 8pp colour sections, B/W maps
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder Paperback
    Publication date
    01 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles (by surface travel) and the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for misuse of explosives but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country's Bravery Medal. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the Arctic regions. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth. In 1993 Her Majesty the Queen awarded Fiennes the Order of the British Empire (OBE) because, on the way to breaking records, he has raised over GBP10 million for charity.
    Review quote
    'Rip-roaringly readable' Guardian 'Even readers with a broadly low tolerance for macho heroism will find themselves gripped ... compelling' Time Out 'It's exhausting just reading about his exploits, so it is a perfect bedtime book. It's delightful to plump up one's duck-down pillows while vicariously enduring Fiennes's successive plunges into the deadly waters of the Artcic, and his festering crotch-rot.' Helena Drysdale, New Statesman Books of the Year 'It is lively and vivid, and often exciting as we anticipate each plunge into deadly Arctic waters. There are some wonderful throwaway lines ... So, not an alien species after all but - as they say - a national treasure.' Spectator enthralling Independent