“There could not be a better subject for a work of graphic nonfiction (to use the author’s term) than the great Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.”
Here’s a big book about a big subject by a big name writer.
“In Full Flight succeeds as a fascinating character study, a deep ethical quandary, and an engrossing story.”
“an amazing true story that is told with immeasurable depth and compassion . . . an extraordinary glimpse . . .”
Novelist Russell Banks admits to having a serious case of wanderlust for the better part of half a century. Now 76, his international reputation as a writer in the grand tradition is secure.
Richard Halliburton was a dashing American traveler, adventurer, and author, partly remembered today for being the first to swim the length of the Panama Canal and paying the lowest toll in its his
Thad Carhart seems to have led a charmed life.
In 1997, one bad decision environmental science writer and adventurer Jon Turk made during his 25 years of backcountry skiing triggered an avalanche that nearly did to him what kayaking and sailing