The New Age of Adventure: 10 Years of Great Writing

The New Age of Adventure: 10 Years of Great Writing


By (author) John Rasmus, Introduction by Sebastian Junger

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  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 30mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Hanover, PA
  • ISBN 10: 1426205465
  • ISBN 13: 9781426205460
  • Sales rank: 722,158

Product description

For a decade "National Geographic Adventure" magazine has been committed to telling great stories about the outdoors and adventure travel. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, editor-in-chief John Rasmus and staff assemble 30 of the best articles reported from the ends of the earth in an unbeatable anthology. More than great travel writing, gripping narratives and excellent reportage, the stories collected here explore our world and its inhabitants and ask important questions about travel in the 21st century. The list of contributors is impressive, with topics ranging from the new high-speed railway to Tibet, angry elephants in India, and visiting a Shaman in Peru. Sebastian Junger chronicles his experiences with the great Pashtun fighter Amed Shah Massoud, who defeated the Russians in Afghanistan and liberated Kabul from the Taliban; David Quammen waxes lyric and geologic while kayaking down the Grand Canyon with old friends shortly after 9/11; legendary climber Reinhold Messner writes about his encounter with a yeti; Michael Finkel crosses the Sahara and finds '13 ways of looking at a void'; and Tim Cahill retraces legs of Lewis and Clark's westward journey. This is a vivid collection for adventurers - armchair or otherwise.

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John Rasmus is the founding editor-in-chief of "National Geographic Adventure" magazine. He is the former founding editor of "Men's Journal" and former editor of "Outside."