Silence: In the Age of Noise

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 28, 2017 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 160 pages

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This breathtaking, inspiring little book teaches us how to find precious moments of silence - whether we are crossing the Antarctic, climbing Everest, or on the train at rush hour.

'Quietly, wisely, Silence makes a case for dumbing the din of modern life, and learning to listen again' Robert Macfarlane

What is silence?

Where can it be found?

Why is it more important than ever?

Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge once spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, his radio broken.

In this charming, quietly life-changing book - now an international publishing phenomenon - he takes us on a journey to unlock the power of silence. And he shows us how to find perfect silence in our daily lives, however busy we are.

'A bestseller on why finding inner silence is the key to happiness . . . bound to hit our sweet spot for wanting to unplug and disconnect from the world' Evening Standard

'Fascinating' The Times

'As an explorer Erling Kagge is world class; as a writer he is equally gifted. This breathtaking, inspiring little book teaches us how to find precious moments of silence - whether we are crossing the Antarctic, climbing Everest, or on the train at rush hour' Sir Ranulph Fiennes

'Erling Kagge is a philosophical adventurer - or perhaps an adventurous philosopher' New York Times

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User Review  - LivelyLady - www.librarything.com

A translated long essay on the value of silence and how it could be found anywhere, anytime. The author has spent time alone and in silence as he completed on foot the North Pole, the South Pole, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - ASKelmore - LibraryThing

Best for: Those looking for a quick but insightful read about all the noise in our lives. In a nutshell: Explorer and writer Erling Kagge offers his poetic thoughts on the importance of silence in our ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Erling Kagge is an explorer who was the first in history to reach the 'three poles' - North, South and the summit of Everest. During these expeditions, he experienced extreme periods of silence - the longest being 50 days. He has since returned to Norway and searches for moments of silence amongst noisy family life and work as a writer and publisher. Silence is published in 33 languages.