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Quest for Adventure: 21 Stories of the Men and Women Who Challenged Oceans, Mountains, Deserts, Snow, and Space

Bonington, Chris

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ISBN 10: 0517546965 / ISBN 13: 9780517546963
Published by Clarkson N. Potter, New York, 1982
Used Condition: Very Good + Hard Cover
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First American edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Boldly signed by the author in blue ink on the title page: "Chris Bonington." Includes 58 color photos plus more than 150 black-and-white photos, illustrations, drawings, and maps. Book is tight, square, and unmarked; a touch of wear showing on tips of corners, spine ends. Dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $30.00); some edgewear at spine ends, corners. Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 001441

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Title: Quest for Adventure: 21 Stories of the Men ...

Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter, New York

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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A round up of all the innovative post-war achievements that have pushed back the boundaries of the adventurous - on the world's oceans, across deserts, down rivers, up mountains, over the poles, up in balloons, out into space and down into caves. The author talked to most of the adventurous in this book to appraise their motivations, from Wilfred Thesiger crossing the empty quarter and Kon Tiki crossing the Pacific, to the first men on the moon, and taking in Blyth, Ridgway, Knox-Johnston, Chichester, Hunt Hillary, Bonatti, Messmer, Wally Herbert. It was the cave diving in upper Wharfedale which frightened him most and represented the ultimate unknowable. Chris Bonington is the author of "Montaineer", "The Everest Years; Everest, Unclimbed Ridge" and "Kongur, China's Elusive Summit".

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Chris Bonington made his first major climb in the Alps in 1955, and went on to master some of the world's most difficult and dangerous mountains. He is also a photographer and journalist and the author of many books. His latest expedition to Sepu Kangri in Tibet in September 1998 was told in SEPU KANGRI: TIBET'S SECRET MOUNTAIN.

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