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New Age of Adventure Ten Years of Great Writing

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ISBN-10: 1426205465

ISBN-13: 9781426205460

Edition: 2009

Authors: Sebastian Junger, John Rasmus

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National Geographic Adventurehas published the best work by today's finest writers, and this tenth anniversary anthology assembles an elite corps of authors that includes Sebastian Junger, Peter Matthiessen, Philip Caputo, and two dozen others. These reporters have voyaged to the ends of the earth to bring back the decade's most thrilling, eccentric, and extraordinary tales. But the pieces collected here do more than paint a portrait of the world's most extreme and fascinating environments--they also explore important questions about adventure in the 21st century. These stories rocket readers across the roof of the world on the new high-speed railway in Tibet, describe the tension between…    
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 9/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Sebastian Junger was born in 1962 in Belmont, Massachusetts. He received his BA degree from Wesleyan University in Cultural Anthropology in 1984. He is a freelance journalist who writes for numerous magazines, including Outside, American Heritage, Men's Journal, and the New York Times Magazine. As an underemployed journalist who assigned himself stories and worked as a stringer for the Associated Press in Bosnia, Junger was fascinated by the dangers that people face regularly while doing ordinary jobs. Junger was working as a climber for a tree removal service when the storm occurred that provided the inspiration for his first book. The Perfect Storm (1997) is a carefully researched account…