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Outpost : A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth, Paperback / softback Book

Outpost : A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth Paperback / softback


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?


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages, Integrated black and white images throughout
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9781786891570

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