Lonely Planet on the Edge: Extreme Travel

Lonely Planet on the Edge: Extreme Travel.
Author: Cecil Kuhne
Edition year: 2000
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From the Publisher From beginning to end, the hair-raising stories in this hand-picked collection are likely to cause a surge in adrenaline. "On the Edge: Adventurous Escapades from Around the World" follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the world's best travel writers in jungles and on seas, off the beaten track and even off the planet with two astronaut's accounts of the moon! As Tony Wheeler notes, "...sometimes these adventures have a comedic quality about them, but is it funny or is it fear disguised?" For some this collection will be the needed jolt into their own adventurous escapade, while others will crawl quickly into bed taking this book to read safely under the covers. Notable contributors include: Pico Iyer, Eric Hansen, Jeff Greenwald, Paul Theroux, Eric Newby and Buzz Aldrin. There are more than 30 extracts of gallant expedition books, from Arctic crossings to Everest scaling. Also included are close-shave tales from star travel writers such as Eric Newby and Paul Theroux, who comments, "Travel is pointless without certain risks".

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