Adventure at High Risk Stories from Around the Globe

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/2/2014
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
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A collection of some of the world’s

greatest adventures


Anyone with a thirst for adventure and a courageous spirit will be captivated by the tales of endurance, determination, strength of mind, and perseverance recounted in this outstanding compilation. The stories in this book, be they fact or fiction, represent some of the most gripping and illuminating writing ever penned on the subject of adventure from across the globe. From straightforward narratives to spiritual reveries, adventure prompts men and women to pour forth essays, articles, and books that are unlike any other field of literature. Editors Kerry L. Burns and Cameron M. Burns showcase the amazingly vast spectrum that adventure literature offers.

With contributions by:

Matt Gerdes
Linus Lawrence Platt
Robyn Davidson
Jon Turk
Cameron M. Burns
Doug Peacock
Peter McBride
Stephen Venables
Roger W. Brucker
Richard A. Watson
Chris Davenport
Jonathan Waterman
John Ackerman
Dean Cummings
Christina Dodwell
Edmund Stump

Author Biography

As a geologist, Kerry L. Burns explored the Tasmanian wilderness, the Australian outback, and Cordillera Darwin in Tierra del Fuego in South America. He is currently a geothermal energy consultant for projects around the world.
Cameron M. Burns is a climber, writer, and editor based in Colorado. He has been a reporter/correspondent/columnist with dozens of newspapers, magazines, and websites. He is author, coauthor, editor, and contributor of more than two dozen books about the outdoors.

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