Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth

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An exploration of the outposts set along the edges of civilisation and their impact on the human spirit, from the co-author of Holloway
Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Steppes Travel Adventure Travel Book of the Year

There are still wild places out there on our crowded planet.

Through a series of personal journeys, Dan Richards explores the appeal of far-flung outposts in mountains, tundra, forests, oceans and deserts.

Following a route from the Cairngorms of Scotland to the fire-watch lookouts of Washington State; from Iceland's 'Houses of Joy' to the Utah desert; frozen ghost towns in Svalbard to shrines in Japan; Roald Dahl's writing hut to a lighthouse in the North Atlantic, Richards explores landscapes which have inspired writers, artists and musicians, and asks: why are we drawn to wilderness? What can we do to protect them? And what does the future hold for outposts on the edge?
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Weight 0.226000
Author Richards, Dan
Availability IP
Department Travel Writing
Edition Main
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781786891570
Pages 336
Published 02/04/2020
Publisher Canongate Books
Section Travel Writing: General
Size Unfolded 198x129mm
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