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- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95
This highly sensitive and beautifully written book looks closely at the way contemporary Western artists negotiate death, both as personal experience and in the wider community. Townsend discusses but moves beyond the 'spectacle of death' in work by artists such as Damien Hirst to see how mortality - in particular the experience of other people's death... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 19.95
"The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere."? Backpack (UK) This enormously practical guide includes everything from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys?such as how to ford rivers safely and how to choose a route through untracked... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 21.00
The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere' - Backpack (UK). This enormously practical guide includes everything from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys - such as how to ford rivers safely and how to choose a route through untracked... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2013; US$ 15.98
When Chris Townsend reached the summit of Ben Hope in Sutherland, he walked his way into the record books. After 118 days in which he had covered more than 1,700 miles and climber over 575,000 feet, he had completed the first single continuous journey of all 277 Munros and 240 Tops in the Scottish Highlands.This is the story of that remarkable walk... more...
- Sandstone Press Ltd 2016; US$ 13.11
Drawing from more than forty years of experience as an outdoorsman, and probably the world?s best known long distance walker who also writes, Chris Townsend describes the landscapes and wildlife, the walkers and climbers, and the authors who have influenced him in this lucid and beautiful book. Writing from his home in the heart of the Cairngorms he... more...
- Sandstone Press Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19
As probably the world's most experienced long distance walker who also writes, Chris Townsend has many stories to tell and many photographs to illustrate them with. Of all his adventures, those he enjoyed on America's Pacific Crest Trail in the Eighties are among his favourites. The PCT runs 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada through desert, forest... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00
From its headwaters in western North Carolina near the Tennessee line, the New River runs north 337 miles, cutting through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and West Virginia on its way to the Ohio. No big cities inhabit its banks--just a few small towns along the way--and it carries no significant commercial traffic. The age of the New is debated,... more...