Book Reviews of Points Unknown: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Twentieth Century (Outside Books)

Points Unknown: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Twentieth Century (Outside Books)
Points Unknown The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Twentieth Century - Outside Books
ISBN-13: 9780393323788
ISBN-10: 0393323781
Publication Date: 11/2002
Pages: 608
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Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Paperback
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Points Unknown is a collection of 41 excerpts of the best adventure writing of the 20th century, says editor David Roberts. And he's right! I loved this book. Let's face it: I am NOT shelling out $70,000 to possibly [make that probably] die on Mount Everest. I am NOT jumping in a canoe, paddling down the Amazon while dodging poison darts. It's not happening. But I am a serious armchair adventurer, and this book was very satisfying. I got to scale mountains, dive in caves, cross deserts, trek into jungles and meet brave souls...all while sitting on my couch in my jammies!

These are excerpts, and so now I have an entire list of books to put on my wishlist!