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The Resource Classic Krakauer : essays on wilderness and risk, Jon Krakauer

Classic Krakauer : essays on wilderness and risk, Jon Krakauer

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Classic Krakauer : essays on wilderness and risk
Title
Classic Krakauer
Title remainder
essays on wilderness and risk
Statement of responsibility
Jon Krakauer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
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10824143
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Krakauer, Jon
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.R238
LC item number
A6 2019
Literary form
essays
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True
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  • Krakauer, Jon
  • American essays
  • Wayfaring life
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
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essays on wilderness and risk
Label
Classic Krakauer : essays on wilderness and risk, Jon Krakauer
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fred Beckey is still on the loose
  • Embrace the misery
  • 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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781984897695
Lccn
2019018697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1090758078
  • (OCoLC)1090758078
Label
Classic Krakauer : essays on wilderness and risk, Jon Krakauer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fred Beckey is still on the loose
  • Embrace the misery
  • 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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781984897695
Lccn
2019018697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1090758078
  • (OCoLC)1090758078

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