Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • The New Age of Adventure
  • Edited by John Rasmus
    Introduction by Sebastian Junger
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781426205460
  • Our Price: $16.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The New Age of Adventure

Buy now from Random House

  • The New Age of Adventure
  • Edited by John Rasmus
    Introduction by Sebastian Junger
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9781426206108
  • Our Price: $16.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The New Age of Adventure

The New Age of Adventure

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Ten Years of Great Writing

Edited by John RasmusAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by John Rasmus
Introduction by Sebastian JungerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sebastian Junger

eBook

List Price: $16.95

eBook

On Sale: September 15, 2009
Pages: 432 | ISBN: 978-1-4262-0610-8
Published by : National Geographic National Geographic Society
The New Age of Adventure Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - The New Age of Adventure
  • Email this page - The New Age of Adventure
  • Print this page - The New Age of Adventure
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
Categories for this book
This book has no tags.
You can add some at Library Thing.
Synopsis

Synopsis

National Geographic Adventure has 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 Indian farmers and the sacred elephants besieging their villages, and introduce them to a shaman whom some believe can cure the most serious depressions. We meet the great Afghan warlord Ahmed Shah Massoud—said to have been the finest guerrilla fighter since Ho Chi Minh—encounter a yeti with legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner, and much more.

This is a wide-ranging collection for every road warrior and adventurer—armchair or otherwise—culled from the much acclaimed journal that in its first ten years has won millions of devoted readers and garnered more than a dozen prestigious prizes for excellence in journalism.

  • The New Age of Adventure by John Rasmus, with an Introduction by Sebastian Junger
  • September 15, 2009
  • Sports & Recreation
  • National Geographic
  • $16.95
  • 9781426205460

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: