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A man's life : dispatches from dangerous places

Author: Mark Jenkins
Publisher: New York, NY : Modern Times/Rodale : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this new compilation of his enthralling travel tales, Outside magazine columnist, intrepid adventurer, and critically acclaimed author Mark Jenkins deftly transports readers to the remotest corners of the earth. For the past six years, Mark Jenkins's Outside magazine column, "The Hard Way," has explored the meaning and joy of the physical outdoor life. From clandestine journeys across Tibet to mountaineering in
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Adventurer and adventurers
Named Person: Mark Jenkins; Mark Jenkins; Mark Jenkins
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Jenkins
ISBN: 9781594867071 1594867070
OCLC Number: 159919444
Description: vii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Leaving Home --
Ascents --
Risk --
Mortality --
Vanishing --
From the Saddle --
Into the War Zone --
Conviction --
Last Rites.
Responsibility: Mark Jenkins.
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In this new compilation of his enthralling travel tales, Outside magazine columnist, intrepid adventurer, and critically acclaimed author Mark Jenkins deftly transports readers to the remotest corners of the earth. For the past six years, Mark Jenkins's Outside magazine column, "The Hard Way," has explored the meaning and joy of the physical outdoor life. From clandestine journeys across Tibet to mountaineering in Bolivia, sea kayaking around Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula to canyoneering in Australia, Jenkins covers the globe in search of adventure, history, and human understanding. Describing himself as "mortally infected with wanderlust" since boyhood, Jenkins captures the essence of the modern adventure/travel expedition in his evocative, beautifully crafted tales.

With his three previous books, The Hard Way, To Timbuktu, and Off the Map, Jenkins has enchanted readers and won the admiration of critics. Bill Berkley, writing in the Los Angeles Times Book Review, has praised Jenkins's "lust for rigorous adventure" and "Whitman-esque openness to experience." Albert Chen in Sports Illustrated has said that Jenkins's "rich, well-rendered stories succeed because as Jenkins's paddles against the current or rappels through a storm, his writer's eye is working all the while." Amanda Heller in the Boston Globe lauded the "muscular beauty and emotional honesty" of Jenkins's narrative and said: "He makes us understand what pushes the man who pushes the envelope."

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