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Canyons and ice : the wilderness travels of Dick Griffith, by Kaylene Johnson

Label
Canyons and ice : the wilderness travels of Dick Griffith
Title
Canyons and ice
Title remainder
the wilderness travels of Dick Griffith
Statement of responsibility
by Kaylene Johnson
Title variation
Wilderness travels of Dick Griffith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Canyons and Ice, Kaylene Johnson recounts the adventures of Dick Griffith, who has undertaken a series of remarkable wilderness journeys across Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and the American West over the past six decades. On at least one of these trips he barely survived. Stoical, utterly self-reliant, and attracted by challenges of immense scale, Griffith brings to mind heroic figures of an earlier, less craven era -- stalwart individuals like Shackleton, Amundsen, Nansen, and Stefansson who explored some of the least hospitable places on earth without benefit of GPS, Gore-Tex, or the possibility of rescue. Unlike most of his celebrated antecedents, however, Griffith s motives for seeking a life of risk and hardship had nothing to do with a desire for wealth or prestige. As this gripping and inspiring book explains, Griffith is simply afflicted with an irresistible inclination to attempt what others say can t be done. When asked what possesses a man to repeatedly strike out alone across hundreds of miles of rugged, lonely country, he replies, Every so often, it s just time to walk."--Page 4 of cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
OEM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson-Sullivan, Kaylene
Dewey number
979.8051092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • F910.7.G75
  • F910.7.M38
LC item number
  • J64 2012
  • J66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Griffith, Dick
  • Griffith, Dick,
  • Travelers
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Outdoor life
  • Wilderness survival
  • Alaska
  • Mexico
  • Utah
  • Travelers
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Outdoor life
  • Travel
  • Travelers
  • Wilderness survival
  • Alaska
  • Mexico
  • Utah
Label
Canyons and ice : the wilderness travels of Dick Griffith, by Kaylene Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn808737358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781467509343
Lccn
2011945736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)808737358
Label
Canyons and ice : the wilderness travels of Dick Griffith, by Kaylene Johnson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn808737358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781467509343
Lccn
2011945736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)808737358

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