A journey into Deep Wild
expressed through books and speaking

Crocodiles and Ice available for Pre-order:
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Crocodiles and Ice News

From Conrad Anker, North Face extreme alpinist
Why explore? Why expose oneself to undue hardship? These questions are at the root of human existence. In an age when adventure is a sales tool Jon Turk looks into the meaning of wild places. How have these sacred places transformed the individual and society? With first-hand experience ranging from the tropics to the arctic Jon Turk shares the importance of finding the wild in our daily lives. An important read as our society collides headlong into an over-subscribed world.

Release Date: Sept 15, 2016


Awards and Accolades Following the Ellesmere Expedition

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Top Ten Adventurers of the Year

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Best Expedition of the Year

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First Place for Print Journalism

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New York Times Front Page


What's Happening 

Crocodiles and Ice available for pre-order

Crocodiles and Ice is at the printer and now available for pre-order.  If you want to reserve a first printing autographed copy, click here to go to my contact page.  Please include your physical address.  I will put you on the list, and then send an invoice in mid September through Paypal.  Price is $19.95 + $3.00 for S&H.  

OR: You can pre-order through your local bookstore.

OR you can pre-order through Amazon or Books-a-Million.

Pre-orders REALLY help us, to activate all those mysterious algorithms that drive mysterious forces, to basically build momentum and enthusiasm in the mysterious minds of computers and people.

 

 

 

Excerpt, Conversation, and Profile

"Canoe and Kayak Magazine" has just really gotten behind Crocodiles and Ice in a major way, and I can’t thank them enough for believing in me and believing in this book.  Check out these three links:

The first excerpt of Crocodiles and Ice is now available online on the Canoe and Kayak website.  This is huge.  I hope you will read it, and enjoy.  And then be inspired to read the book. http://www.canoekayak.com/news/book-preview-crocodiles-ice-journey-deep-wild/#C86lrBF2ij7wMrTy.97         

THE CONVERSATION:  ERIK BOOMER AND JON TURK REFLECT ON THEIR EXPEDITION AROUND ELLESMERE ISLAND, THEIR FRIENDSHIP, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF LIVING YOUR PASSION
http://www.canoekayak.com/travel/the-conversation/#1bbokivxcm2tIik0.97

Profile: Jon Turk: Expeditioner, author, seeker
http://www.canoekayak.com/from-the-mag/unfiltered-jon-turk/#SRPcV8469UuCkodC.97

 

 

 

TEDx Canmore
January 29, 2016

I gave the lead off talk at TEDx Canmore on Jan 29, 2016.  The theme of the conference was "Evolve" and my talk was "Big Brains, No Tools."  The idea is that for most of the 3 million years that humans and their direct ancestors have lived on the planet, we have had very simple tools.  But, at the same time, we evolved Big Brains.  What were we doing with those Big Brains, how did those activities help us survive, and what does this teach us about humanity's journey into the 21st century?