Out of the Noosphere

Out of the Noosphere

Adventure, Sports, Travel, and the Environment: The Best of Outside Magazine

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Inside, the best of the first fifteen years of Outside
Cartwheeling down a Himalayan river. Climbing America's unfriendliest mountain. Dousing fires in the oil fields of Kuwait. Chasing African killer bees. For twenty years, Outside magazine has devoted itself to original and engaging reports on travel, adventure, sports, and the environment. This collection of the best of the stories from the first fifteen years features many of the country's finest writers, in a single volume:
EDWARD ABBEY
RICK BASS
JOHN BRANT
CHIP BROWN
BILL BRYSON
TIN CAHILL
E. JEAN CARROLL
PHIL GARLINGTON
JIM HARRISON
DONALD KATZ
WILLIAM KITTREDGE
JON KRAKAUER
BARRY LOPEZ
THOMAS MCGUANE
BILL MCKIBBEN
MICHAEL MCRAE
PETER MATTHIESSEN
PETER NELSON
GEOFFREY NORMAN
DAVID QUAMMEN
BOB REISS
DAVID ROBERTS
ROB SCHULTHEIS
BOB SHACOCHIS
LAURENCE SHAMES
GRANT SINS
ANNICK SMITH
RICK TELANDER
BILL VAUGHN
CRAIG VETTER
RANDY WAYNE WHITE
ED ZUCKERMAN
Whether you're an armchair adventurer or a true-life trekker, you'll be at once entranced and exhilarated as you go Out of the Noösphere.
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  • 480 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684852331 | 
  • October 1998
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