Book Review: “The Edge of the World: A Visual Adventure to the Most Extraordinary Places on Earth”


posted Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST


As part of their 40th anniversary celebration, Outside Magazine has published a new book, The Edge of the World: A Visual Adventure to the Most Extraordinary Places on Earth.

The book features over 140 of the best adventure images featured in Outside and includes a foreword from photographer Jimmy Chin and an introduction from Outside Magazine's editor, Christopher Keyes. You can read more thoughts from Keyes about the book here. The publisher, Falcon Guides, was kind enough to send me a copy of The Edge of the World to read and review.

Photo credit: David Clifford. In the caption, Clifford says of the image, "The hardest part was not getting blown off the wall by the forty-five-mile-per-hour wind. It's God's country up there, but you have to really work to see it."

I've always loved the outdoors. Admittedly, I'm not nearly as adventurous as many of the photographers whose work is featured in the new book, but it's easy to appreciate the incredible images regardless of whether or not you've scaled large mountains or perhaps jumped off a cliff or two, a daredevil stunt which can be seen on the front cover of the book. As I went from page to page in the book, you cannot help but be impressed with the images.

Photo credit: Jonas Paulsson.

Alongside the images, there are also captions which sometimes include about how some of the images were captured, which is particularly interesting to photographers. The spectacular images are interesting enough on their own to make it a great book to keep on a coffee table, as anyone will enjoy browsing the photobook.

Photo credit: Joey Schusler.

The price is right too. You can purchase a hardcover copy of the book for just under US$17 at Amazon. It's a great gift idea for any adventurers and outdoor photographers you know.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for the purposes of this review. No other compensation was received.

Index image photo credit: Hansi Johnson