Outpost

Outpost A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth

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Synopsis

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?

Book information

ISBN: 9781786891570
Publisher: Canongate Books
Imprint: Canongate
Pub date:
DEWEY: 910.4
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1916
Number of pages: 324
Weight: 234g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 21mm