The Walkabout Chronicles

The Walkabout Chronicles : Epic Journeys by Foot

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The Walkabout Chronicles: Epic Journeys by Foot. Introduction by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.This is an adventure-travel anthology featuring some of the greatest explorers, walkers, and writers of our time. These essays span the globe. Represented in the book are world walkers, scientists and archeologists, travelers, artists, explorers, and ordinary people who do extraordinary things. This book is a celebration of life, a tapestry of diversity, and a testament to living one's dreams. In The Walkabout Chronicles you will travel across the Himalaya, through the Darien Gap, into the heart of Africa, with reindeer herders in Mongolia, up to high elevation archeological sites, trek across the Aleutian Islands, follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo, and walk into your own neighborhood. This book contains 35 essays, stunning photography, and features inspirational explorers such as Wade Davis, Johan Reinhard, Helen Thayer, John Francis, Jon Turk, Pat Morrow, Don George, Jeff Fuchs, Lorie Karnath, Tony Mangan, Edwin Bernbaum, Mikael Strandberg, Brandon Wilson, Polly Letofsky, Levison Wood, Colin Monteath, James Dorsey, Maria Coffey, Steven Newman and many more. A unique book in the adventure travel genre and destined to become a classic in travel literature."The history of walking and writing is almost as old as culture: every step is a story, and every path tells. This marvelous collection adds a new mile to the written way, a new stride to the literature of the leg." -Robert Macfarlane, author of The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot"It all changes, everything, and walking illustrates that elemental condition of our lives. Nothing else so completely clears our minds or lays bare the soul of place. This monumental book, full of graceful prose by writers and explorers, walks us through the familiar, the unfamiliar and downright strange." Highly recommended Tim Cahill
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Product details

  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 24mm | 812g
  • English
  • 1533269742
  • 9781533269744
  • 1,346,664

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