Silence: In the Age of Noise

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 21, 2017 - Self-Help - 160 pages
What is silence?

Where can it be found?

Why is it now more important than ever?

In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone, accompanied only by a radio whose batteries he had removed before setting out. In this book. an astonishing and transformative meditation, Kagge explores the silence around us, the silence within us, and the silence we must create. By recounting his own experiences and discussing the observations of poets, artists, and explorers, Kagge shows us why silence is essential to sanity and happiness—and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude.

(With full-color photographs throughout.) 
 

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Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
11
Section 3
26
Section 4
30
Section 5
37
Section 6
51
Section 7
59
Section 8
61
Section 13
101
Section 14
102
Section 15
112
Section 16
116
Section 17
117
Section 18
118
Section 19
119
Section 20
121

Section 9
70
Section 10
80
Section 11
95
Section 12
99
Section 21
125
Section 22
145
Section 23
147
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About the author (2017)

Explorer, lawyer, art collector, publisher, and author, ERLING KAGGE is the first person to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot—the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. He has written six previous books on exploration, philosophy, and art collecting, and runs Kagge Forlag, a publishing company based in Oslo, where he lives.

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