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Author Krakauer, Jon, author.

Title Classic Krakauer : essays on wilderness and risk / Jon Krakauer.

Publication Info. New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    814 Krakauer,J KRA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Anchor Books edition.
Description 181 pages ; 21 cm
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Summary "The gripping articles collected in Classic Krakauer--originally published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian--show why he is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Rigorously researched and vividly written, marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop, these pieces are unified by the author's ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Mark Foo's last ride -- Living under the volcano -- Death and anger on Everest -- Descent to Mars -- After the fall -- Gates of the Arctic -- Loving them to death -- A clean, well-lighted place -- Fred Beckey is still on the loose -- Embrace the misery.
Subject American essays.
Wayfaring life.
Added Title Essays. Selections
ISBN 9781984897695 (paperback : alk. paper)
1984897691 (paperback : alk. paper)

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