Walking to Extremes
  • Author: McCord, Howard
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • Size: 5 x 8"
  • Pub. Year: 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-929701-86-8
  • In Stock: Yes
Price: $15.00
FINALIST: 2008 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD -- ADVENTURE/RECREATION

In this compact, essential book, a veteran poet and inveterate outdoorsman explores the hidden histories of place, the psychology of aloneness, and the human condition in inhospitable spaces. The author of the celebrated novella The Man Who Walked to The Moon(see link below), McCord brings to life three of his desert walks in New Mexico and Iceland, and one particularly meaningful rock climbing ascent in real stories told by a natural raconteur. For its spirit of adventure, deep intelligence, well-crafted prose and generous wisdom, Walking to Extremes will be treasured both by the armchair adventurer and the most ardent backpacker. With one illustration and five photographs.



REVIEWS:
"Readers who are just now discovering Howard McCord should count themselves among the fortunate. In size, Walking to Extremes is a little book, just about the right heft to pack the next time you head out on a week-long ramble in a nearby desert. But in content it’s a mighty book, rich with clear images and graceful sentences. My advice is to read the book slowly. Let the words simmer into a restorative broth and then savor each sip. The real value of this book lies in the mindfulness of its author." -- Kate Reynolds, The Internet Review of Books
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AUTHOR:
Howard McCord is the author of more than twenty-five volumes of poetry, short fiction, and essays, including The Great Toad Hunt and Other Expeditions (Crossing Press), The Wisdom of Silenus: Collected Essays (St. Andrews College Press),...
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