Limits of the Known

Part memoir and part history, this book tries to make sense of why so many have committed their lives to the desperate pursuit of adventure.

Limits of the Known

Limits of the Known

“If you’ve run out of Saint-Exupéry and miss the eloquent power of his work, then you are ready to read David Roberts.” —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why David Roberts has spent his career documenting voyages to the most extreme landscapes on earth. In Limits of the Known, he reflects on humanity’s—and his own—relationship to exploration and extreme risk. Part memoir and part history, this book tries to make sense of why so many have committed their lives to the desperate pursuit of adventure. What compelled Eric Shipton to return, five times, to the ridges of Mt. Everest, plotting the mountain’s most treacherous territory years before Hillary and Tenzing’s famous ascent? What drove Bill Stone to dive 3,000 feet underground into North America’s deepest cave? And what is the future of adventure in a world we have mapped and trodden from end to end? In the wake of his diagnosis with throat cancer, Roberts seeks answers with new urgency and “penetrating self-analysis” (Booklist).

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Limits of the Known
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: David Roberts
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-20 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

“If you’ve run out of Saint-Exupéry and miss the eloquent power of his work, then you are ready to read David Roberts.” —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why David Roberts has spent his career documenting voyages to the most extreme landscapes on earth. In
Northeastern Limits of the Known Range of Rhus Toxicodendren
Language: en
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Authors: David Roberts
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1941 - Publisher:

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Cumulative Index-digest of Unpublished Decisions
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: United States. Department of the Interior
Categories: Natural resources
Type: BOOK - Published: 1965 - Publisher:

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Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: Nov. 7, 1808-March 3, 1813
Language: en
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Authors: United States. Department of the Interior
Categories: United States
Type: BOOK - Published: 1857 - Publisher:

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Index-digest, Decisions of the United States Department of the Interior
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Authors: United States. Department of the Interior
Categories: Public lands
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher:

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