Outside 25: Classic Tales and New Voices from the Frontiers of Adventure

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Hal Espen
W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - 598 páginas
True stories of wild places and extreme endeavors from the magazine that invented adventure writing as we know it. Ian Frazier goes to the woodsto do nothing; Mark Jenkins wrestles with adventure mortality; Bill Vaughn skates home backward; Paul Theroux reveals the allure of islands; Alison Wright recalls her near-death experience in deepest Laos; Peter Maass endures free-fire zones in Sudan and Somalia; Kate Wheeler braves an ancient, violent-unto-death Bolivian ritual; Bill McKibben predicts the end of the world's fisheries; Mark Hertsgaard bicycles to the source of the Nile; David Rakoff survives survival school; David Quammen tracks large mammals in Romania. Here the editors of Outside bring together over thirty essays that comprise some of the finest nonfiction writing gathered anywhere, writing that takes us to remote corners of the world and into distant realms of the imagination. By turns comical and sobering, whimsical and nerve-racking, the stories in this collection embody Outside's ability to hone the cutting edge, publishing the innovative, exhilarating, zany, wise voices of adventure.

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Outside 25: classic tales and new voices from the frontiers of adventure

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Outside's gem of a silver anniversary anthology gathers 35 articles, most published within the last five years, that exuberantly extend "the boundaries of adventure storytelling." The usual suspects ... Leer comentario completo

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The Very Short History of Nunavut WILLIAM T VOLLMANN 2
29
Another Day in the Drop Zone PETER MAASS
47
Here the Bear and the Mafia Roam BOB SHACOCHIS
71
Everest to the Left of Me Unrest to the Right EDWARD HOAGLAND
90
The Essential Nature of Islands PAUL THEROUX
106
The Last Days of the Mountain Kingdom PATRICK SYMMES
120
My Son the Manatee W HODDING CARTER
143
Does the Mushroom Love Its Plucker? TAN FRAZIER
156
Across the Disappearing Finish Line BILL MCKIBBEN
339
Death of an Innocent JON KRAKAUER
361
Fear of Falling GREG CHILD
383
The Boy Scout vs the Mutant BRUCE BARCOTT
402
The Climber Comes Down to Earth DANIEL DUANE
419
As Freezing Persons Recollect the Snow PETER STARK
438
Long Gone BRYAN DI SALVATORE AND DEIRDRE MCNAMER
471
The Captain Went Down with the Ship DANIEL COYLE
494

The Whale Hunters SEBASTIAN JUNGER
184
And Old Views Shall Be Replaced by New MARK LEVINE
198
The PostCommunist Wolf DAVID QUAMMEN 2 2 5
225
One Nation Under Ted JACK HITT
242
Thinking About MachineMan HAMPTON SIDES
265
The Unbearable Lightness of Being the Boarder Queen SARA CORBETT
291
Its Gonna Suck to Be You STEVE FRIEDMAN
308
Mr Sunset Rides Again ROB BUCHANAN
322
See a Little Silhouetto of a Man IAN FRAZIER
515
Dr Pepper RANDY WAYNE WHITE
536
The LowTech HighSpeed RetroManic
560
King of the Dirtbags MARK JENKINS
572
Skating Home Backward BILL VAUGHN
583
Contributors
594
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