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QUEST FOR ADVENTURE Chris Bonington 1982 1st US or UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available (Not Signed)
By Bonington, Chris
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New York, 1982, 1st US edition. 448 pp, b/w and color photos. Large Format Hardcover with dust jacket. May have slightly edge-worn dust jacket and/or former owner's name on end paper. Fine condition.
 
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Large anthology of adventure stories, some on climbing. Chris Bonington selects 17 of the most thrilling expeditions and adventures of the second half of the 20th century, uncovering the common thread which drives men and women to achieve the impossible. Examines the adventurous impulses of men and women to test themselves against the earth's elements: to climb mountains, to sail alone, to explore wild places etc. Includes adventure on the oceans, in the desert, mountains, poles, rivers, caves and outer space. Sailing stories include sections on Kon-Tiki, Ridgeway and Bligh, Fairfax, Chichester, Lewis.


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