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Sebastian Junger details his first-hand experiences as he describes fire fighting. As a seasoned journalist he travels the world and brings the reader face to face with many crises.
National Geographic Adventure has published the best work by today's finest writers, and this tenth anniversary anthology assembles an elite corps of authors that includes Sebastian Junger, Peter Matthiessen, Philip Caputo, and two dozen others. These reporters have voyaged to the ends of the earth to bring back the decade's most thrilling, eccentric, and extraordinary tales. But the pieces collected here do more than paint a portrait of the world's most extreme and fascinating environments--they also explore important questions about adventure in the 21st century.These stories rocket readers across the roof of the world on the new high-speed railway in Tibet, describe the tension between Indian farmers and the sacred elephants besieging their villages, and introduce them to a shaman whom some believe can cure the most serious depressions. We meet the great Afghan warlord Ahmed Shah Massoud--said to have been the finest guerrilla fighter since Ho Chi Minh--encounter a yeti with legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner, and much more.This is a wide-ranging collection for every road warrior and adventurer--armchair or otherwise--culled from the much acclaimed journal that in its first ten years has won millions of devoted readers and garnered more than a dozen prestigious prizes for excellence in journalism.
The perfect storm is a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it-L.A. Times Book review
Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Through the experiences of these young men at war, he shows what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis.