The list of accomplishments by Norwegian adventurer and publisher Erling Kagge is exhausting.
In the 1990's, he walked with a partner to the North Pole, then solo to the South Pole and climbed to the top of Mount Everest. He became the first person to achieve adventure's grand slam, conquering the three poles. His quest was not just about adventure. On foot, with no radio walking across the frozen terrain of the South Pole he learn to embrace silence.
In a noisy world where technology beckons us to respond to every ding of our cellphones, Kagge makes the case for quiet in his new book Silence: In the Age of Noise.