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Outpost - (a Mairi favourite)

- Dan Richards

( Paperback )

‘Dan is a master storyteller, so humane and entertaining! I read all his books and every one of them feels like being guided through new landscapes by an old friend, with a beer, and lots of great digressions’ - Mairi

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.

Dan 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?