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David Roberts

David Roberts is the award-winning author of more than 25 books on mountaineering, adventure, and Western history and anthropology. Some of his works include Great Exploration Hoaxes and The Lost World of the Old Ones. He is a veteran mountain climber who has written for National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and Smithsonian. Roberts lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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In the Land of White Death
Written by Valerian Albanov, Preface by Jon Krakauer, Translated by Alison Anderson, Introduction by David Roberts
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78361-9 (0-679-78361-X)

“One helluva read.”—Newsweek • “Gripping.”—Outside • “Spellbinding.”—Associated Press • “Powerful.”—New York 

In 1912, the Saint Anna, a Russian exploration vessel in search of fertile hunting grounds, was frozen into the polar ice cap, trapping her crew aboard. For nearly a year and a half, they struggled to stay alive. As all hope of... Read more

Written by Jon Krakauer and David Roberts
Villard | Trade Paperback | October 1998
$30.00/40.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75267-4 (0-375-75267-6)

"We raised our fists and cheered. . . . With the sagas in our heads, with Iceland at its wildest beneath our boots, it would not have been impossible to see Bárdr clumping along the summit ridge, prodding the glacier with his staff, ready to show us the way down."

Iceland is... Read more

Starlight and Storm
Written by Gaston Rebuffat, Translated by John Hunt and Wilfrid Noyce, Introduction by David Roberts
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 1999
$19.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75506-4 (0-375-75506-3)

“One of the great climbers of all time . . . who has discovered through the medium of mountains the true perspective of living.” —Sir John Hunt, author of The Conquest of Everest

Known for his lyrical writing and his ability to convey not only the dangers of mountaineering but the... Read more

Finding Everett Ruess
Written by David Roberts, Foreword by Jon Krakauer
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | June 2012
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-59177-7 (0-307-59177-8)

The definitive biography of Everett Ruess, the artist, writer, and eloquent celebrator of the wilderness whose bold solo explorations of the American West and mysterious disappearance in the Utah desert at age 20 have earned him a large and devoted cult following.

Wandering alone with burros and pack horses through California and... Read more

Don't Blink!
Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illustrated by David Roberts
Random House Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | April 2018
$17.99/23.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-39187-0 (0-385-39187-0)

This interactive book may seem to be on your side, reluctant sleeper -- but it's truly a bedtime book in disguise! New from New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Amy Krouse Rosenthal and David Roberts!

Here's how it works: if you can avoid getting to the end of this book, you... Read more

Written by Ed Viesturs and David Roberts
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | August 2010
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-3260-8 (0-7679-3260-9)

A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of The Mountain and No Shortcuts to the Top

Ed Viesturs, one of the world's premier high-altitude mountaineers, explores the remarkable history of K2 and of those who have attempted to conquer... Read more

No Shortcuts to the Top
Written by Ed Viesturs and David Roberts
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | November 2007
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-2471-9 (0-7679-2471-1)

This gripping and triumphant memoir from the author of The Mountain follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-meter summit at a time.

For eighteen years Ed Viesturs pursued climbing’s holy grail: to stand atop the world’s fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled... Read more

The Will to Climb
Written by Ed Viesturs and David Roberts
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | October 2012
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-72043-6 (0-307-72043-8)

The bestselling author of The Mountain and No Shortcuts to the Top chronicles his three attempts to climb the world's tenth-highest and statistically deadliest peak while exploring the dramatic and tragic history of others who have madeor attemptedthe ascent

As a high school student, Ed Viesturs read and was captivated by the...

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