Jon Krakauer experiences a deadly week on Everest; Ian Frazier journeys along the flooded Mississippi; Sebastian Junger reports on the perfect storm; Jane Smiley recalls an adolescent adventure in foxhunting; Annie Proulx rides out in search of fun; Thomas McGuane explains his reasons for hunting; and, James Salter skis around the world. For more than twenty years the editors of award-winning "Outside" magazine have been bringing together the best in adventure travel, sports, nature writing and photography. Now they have selected over thirty essays that together comprise some of the finest non-fiction gathered anywhere, essays that take us around the world from the slums of Haiti to the jungles of Peru, from the peaks of the Himalayas to the beaches of Belize, into the heart of the wilderness and into some strange human hearts as well.
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From the editor's of Outside magazine. Outside has been in publication since 1977 and has long been known for its writing. It has received six National Magazine Awards, including the award for reporting in 1997 and the award for general excellence in both 1996 and 1997.Review:
'Funny, whimsical, serious, harrowing - this extraordinary collection is a reader's delight, whether you're bivouacked on some windy height or lounging on the sofa at home' Bill Bryson
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Book Description Picador, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0330480979