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Classic Krakauer

Essays on Wilderness and Risk

Classic Krakauer( )
Author: Krakauer, Jon
ISBN:978-1-984897-69-5
Publication Date:Oct 2019
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Anchor
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

The gripping articles collected in Classic Krakauer--originally published in periodicals 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 articles take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of greater Seattle at any moment; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.109 x 7.761 x 0.702 Inches
Book Weight:0.436 Pounds
Author Biography
Krakauer, Jon (Author)
Jon Krakauer was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on April 12, 1954. He received a degree in environmental studies from Hampshire College in Massachusetts in 1976. He worked as a carpenter, fisherman, and writer. He articles on mountain climbing appeared in several publications including GQ, National Geographic, Architectural Digest, Playboy, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone. In 1996, he climbed Mt. Everest, but a storm took the lives of four of the five teammates who reached the summit with him. An analysis of the calamity he wrote for Outside magazine received a National Magazine Award. An article he wrote for Smithsonian about volcanology received the 1997 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism.

He is the author of several books including Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster; Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith; Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman; Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way; and Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town. His book, Into the Wild, was made into a movie in 2007. He is also the editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.

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