Signed Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth

Dan Richards

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

£9.99

An exploration of the outposts set along the edges of civilisation and their impact on the human spirit, from the co-author of Holloway

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SKU: 9781786891570

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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?

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Weight 0.226 kg
Dimensions 20 × 129 × 198 mm
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