Buy New
$19.00
Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The View from the Edge: Life and Landscapes of Beverly Johnson Paperback – June 1, 1996


Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$19.00
$15.22 $6.47

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 255 pages
  • Publisher: Mountain N Air Books; 1st edition (June 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 187941516X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1879415164
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,980,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
Gabriela Zim's editors did her a disservice by allowing this DRAFT to be released as a final book. Reading between the lines the chapters' concepts are apparent, but they are not brought to fruition, and after a few chapters I was parched for some substance. I sensed a talented writer. But, really, I read this book and felt like I was reading Beverly Johnson's daytimer. Places and people are not well developed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 4, 1999
Format: Paperback
A glowing, praise-filled biography of someone everybody seems to have loved, probably with good cause. If you were looking for details about Johnson's stellar climbing career, however, you will be disappointed: the author is clearly not a climber and seems to have little interest in that aspect of her subject's life. Also, the editing job on this book is terrible; it's full of misspellings and grammatical errors. I'd get it from the library.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I had just finished backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail, mostly solo, and was preparing a class on backpacking when I remembered a quote from Beverley Johnson when she talked about solo climbing a big wall in Yosemite--"The way you eat an elephant is one bite at a time." I used the quote in my class slideshow and while 'googling' her name came across this biography. I worked in Yosemite when she was a climbing ranger there and was thrilled to be able to read her life story. She was a larger than life person when I worked at Yosemite in the 70's and I was always inspired by her adventurous life. She was way ahead of her time in living a life of outdoor adventure and I found her example inspirational.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve on September 4, 2000
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I thought this was a very well written book. The grammatical/spelling errors aside, I like the style of the book. The author uses mostly Beverly's letters to her parents to tell her story. Beverly wrote some truly amazing letters. Her sense of humor, fun and outlook toward life comes thorough. Some interviews with friends after her death are also included. The author only touches on Beverly's life as a climber; after reading this book you can see was only one aspect of her life. Beverly comes across as a amazing woman someone whos lifestyle many can admire. I think a must read for any woman in a male dominating sport or activity.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search