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Points unknown : a century of great exploration

Author: David Roberts
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of 43 stories and book excerpts of adventures, explorations of the unknown, survival, courage, and the drive that possesses these men and women. Authors include Robert Falcon Scott, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Ernest Shackleton, Bertram Thomas, and many others.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Roberts
ISBN: 0393050009 9780393050004
OCLC Number: 43992797
Notes: "An Outside book."
Description: 608 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Scott's last expedition / Robert Falcon Scott --
The worst journey in the world / Apsley Cherry-Garrard --
South: the story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914-1917 / Ernest Shackleton --
Arabia Felix: across the "Empty quarter" of Arabia / Bertram Thomas --
Arabian sands / Wilfred Thesiger --
The fearful void / Geoffrey Moorhouse --
First contact: New Guinea's highlanders encounter the outside world / Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson --
Running the Amazon / Joe Kane --
"Mallory and Irvine's attempt" from The fight for Everest / Noel Odell --
The man who walked through time / Colin Fletcher --
"First bend on the baro" / Richard Bangs --
"The devils Thumb" from Eiger dreams / Jon Krakauer --
Sailing alone around the world / Joshua Slocum --
The shameless diary of an explorer / Robert Dunn --
Alaska wilderness: exploring the central Brooks Range / Robert Marshall --
Beyond the rainbow / Clyde Kluckhohn --
The sea and the jungle / H.M. Tomlinson --
"On foot towards the highlands" from Stranger in the forest: on foot across Borneo / Eric Hansen --
"Hailing the elusory mountain lion" from Walking the dead Diamond River / Edward Hoagland --
The hunt / John G. Mitchell --
"The hidden treasure" from The valleys of assassins and other persian travels / Freya Stark --
"A short walk with Whillans" from One man's mountains / Tom Patey --
A short walk in the Hindu Kush / Eric Newby --
The right stuff / Tom Wolfe --
"Caving in Kentucky" from Jaguars ripped my flesh / Tim Cahill --
That untravelled world / Eric Shipton --
The ascent of Nanda Devi. We die alone / David Howarth --
Alive: the story of the Andes survivors / Piers Paul Read --
Gipsy Moth circles the world / Francis Chichester --
Adrift: seventy-six days lost at sea / Steven Callahan --
The perfect storm / Sebastian Junger --
Everest: the West Ridge / Thomas F. Hornbein --
Minus 148:̊ the winter ascent of Mt. McKinley / Art Davidson --
Ishi in two worlds / Theodora Kroeber --
Indeh: an Apache odyssey / Eve Ball --
Venture to the interior / Laurens Van Der Post --
"Down to a sunless sea" from Cave passages / Michael Ray Taylor --
The shining mountain / Peter Boardman --
Desert solitaire: a season in the wilderness.
Responsibility: edited by David Roberts.

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A collection of 43 stories and book excerpts of adventures, explorations of the unknown, survival, courage, and the drive that possesses these men and women. Authors include Robert Falcon Scott, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Ernest Shackleton, Bertram Thomas, and many others.

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