To the Edge by Kirk Johnson
A Man, Death Valley, and the Mystery of Endurance

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This extreme sports saga, part Plimptonesque narrative, part spiritual journey, explores the limits of personal endurance as a determined journalist takes on the 135 mile Death Valley marathon.

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Kirk R. Johnson is vice president and chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He received his PhD in geology and paleobotany from Yale University in 1989, and did postdoctoral research in the rainforests of northern Australia before coming to Denver in 1991, where he directed the installation of the museum's Prehistoric Journey exhibit.
Published November 11, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 314 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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An evocative account by New York Times reporter Johnson of his participation in the grueling Badwater Ultramarathon, describing the race itself and his reasons for running it.

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Obviously, I would not dream of saying so to his face, but I suspect the reason for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s comedy facial hair in this wilfully unchallenging ‘heist’ movie is that without it, viewers would struggle to spot many differences between him and similarly super-pumped-up hero Vin Di...

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