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Icefall
  • Author : Matthew J. Kirby
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780545274241
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Trapped in an icy fortress with her siblings and friend Raudi, princess Solveig anxiously awaits news of her father's victory in battle until a series of treacherous acts reveal that a traitor is in their midst, a situation that turns everyone against each other. By the author of The Clockwork Three.

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    Icefall
  • Author : Alex Staniforth
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 0692594140
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Plagued by adversity and epilepsy as a child, Alex developed a determination and will to succeed that would ultimately lead him from his home in Cheshire, England to the face of Everest at only eighteen years old. Though his will to reach the summit was extraordinary, he could have never anticipated the unprecedented dangers and risks that the mountain had in store for him.

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    Icefall
  • Author : Matthew J. Kirby
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780545388160
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen sea, Solveig, along with her brother the crown prince, their older sister, and an army of restless warriors, anxiously awaits news of her father's victory at battle. But as winter stretches on, and the unending ice refuses to break, terrible acts of treachery soon make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst. A malevolent air begins to seep through the fortress walls, as a smothering claustrophobia slowly turns these prisoners of winter against one another. Those charged with protecting the king's children are all suspect, and the siblings must choose their allies wisely. But who can be trusted so far from their father's watchful eye? Can Solveig survive the long winter months and expose the traitor before he manages to destroy a kingdom? "A well-crafted story rich with emotion and intrigue. A thoroughly engaging read!" -- Brandon Mull, bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series

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    Icefall
  • Author : Stephanie Gunn
  • Publisher : Twelfth Planet Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781922101587
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Mountain on the planet of Icefall holds the mystery to a lost colony and an irresistible, fatal allure to the climbers of the universe. Maggie is determined to be the first to make the summit. Aisha, injured in a climbing incident herself, has always supported her wife, trusting Maggie would always return from her adventures. But no one ever returns from the Mountain.

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    Icefall
  • Author : Alex Staniforth
  • Publisher : Coventry House Publishing
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • A suspenseful memoir marked by adventure, hardship, and achievement, Alex Staniforth’s Icefall is the remarkable true story of a teenager’s journey to conquer Mount Everest. Plagued by adversity and epilepsy as a child, Alex developed a determination and will to succeed that would ultimately lead him from his home in Cheshire, England to the face of Everest at only eighteen years old. Though his will to reach the summit was extraordinary, he could have never anticipated the unprecedented dangers and risks that the mountain had in store for him. In this inspirational tale of tragedy and redemption, Alex reveals the universal truth that adversity may be the greatest teacher of all, but nothing can teach you more about life than death.

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    Icefall
  • Author : John All,John Balzar
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781610396943
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • John All has survived encounters with black mamba snakes, run-ins with wild jungle animals, and a brush with death in an icy tomb. No one knows the outer limits of our changing planet quite like him. In May 2014, the mountaineer and scientist John All plunged into a crevasse in the Himalayas, a fall that all but killed him. He recorded a series of dramatic videos as he struggled to climb seven stories back up to the surface with a severely dislocated shoulder, internal bleeding, a battered face covered in blood, and fifteen broken bones--including six cracked vertebrae. The videos became a viral sensation, an urgent and gripping dispatch from one of the least-known extremes of the planet. Yet this climb for his life is only the latest of John All's adventures in some of Earth's most hostile climates. He has also been chased by a wild hyena, scaled Everest, and narrowly missed being hit by an avalanche, all in pursuit of his true calling: the study of how we can master the challenge of our world's changing climate. Icefall is a thrilling adventure story and a report from the extremes of the planet, taking you to collapsing Andean glaciers, hidden jungles in Honduras, and the highest points on Earth. In this gripping account, our changing climate is not a matter of politics; it's a matter of life and death and the human will to survive and thrive in the face of it.

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    Icefall Climbing
  • Author : Pascale Petit
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105017182945
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  • Genre : Books
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    Into Thin Air
  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780679462712
  • Reader Reviews : 210
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • "A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism." —PEOPLE A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster. By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer's highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber's death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others' actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. This updated trade paperback edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy. "I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day," writes Krakauer in the postscript, dated August 1999. "What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev's refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients." As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air's denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb, Boukreev's version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--a prestigious prize intended "to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment." According to the Academy's citation, "Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind."

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    Icefall
  • Author : Walt Stone,Mica Stone
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN : 1543017835
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  • Genre : Books
  • ALICE is not a girl. When she arrives, she will save everyone on Earth from certain death. Or she will kill them all. What remains of mankind clings to the high ground of a world flooded and trapped in a perpetual ice age. Cerebus Command, the rulers of Rhone, the fortress ark storing Earth's carefully preserved biomes, wants nothing to do with the plan to break the shroud hanging above the planet. But any good plan will have a secret backup... just in case. Odessa, a nineteen-year-old MEDcadet, witnesses the murder of her anatomy professor and finds herself in fear for her life. Fighting recurring panic attacks while sailing from her home on Rhone across the Eastern Sea to Earthland, Odessa manages to keep what she's seen to herself. To her horror, however, when the vessel docks, she and her podmates-two who, like Odessa-are genetically engineered, are arrested by the very security force who committed the crime. Reynal Kr�lik, an eighteen-year-old trading post sled driver on Earthland, longs for Clearsky, though he's never known anything but the gray shroud that darkens the atmosphere. After he and his fellow messengers foil an assassin's attempt to kill Odessa and her companions, he whisks them away, only to discover he and she are tangled up on opposite sides of the same secret mission to slam an asteroid into Earth-one for which Rey will be the asteroid driver. Rey and Odessa-along with their friends and a dangerous outlaw-race against time to escape Earthland, but can they evade Cerebus' flagship war zeppelin in order for Rey to complete the task for which he was destined? A destiny Odessa was taught to deny and will fight to prevent? ICEFALL is the first book in the Clearsky Chronicles, an Earth-based science fiction adventure set in a future beset by a catastrophic climate change. For a nail-biting mix of adventure, science, and survival, pick up ICEFALL today and explore this exciting new world!

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    Icefall
  • Author : Gillian Philip
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781429967921
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Death stalks Seth MacGregor's clan in their otherworld exile. Kate NicNiven is close to ultimate victory, and she is determined that nothing will keep her from it. Not even the thing that took her soul: the horror that lurks in the sea caves. But Kate still needs Seth's son Rory, and his power over the Veil. And she'll go to any lengths to get him. Seth's own soul is rotting from the wound inflicted by Kate, and survival for his loved ones seems all he can hope for. But might a mortal threat to his brother's daughter force him to return to his own world to challenge Kate? And will Rory go with him? Because Rory suspects there's a darkness trapped in the Veil, a darkness that wants to get out. But only one Sithe knows how near it is to getting its way: Seth's bound lover, the witch Finn. Nobody gets forever. But some are willing to try... From critically acclaimed author Gillian Philip, Icefall is the final installment in the Rebel Angels series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Clockwork Three
  • Author : Matthew J. Kirby
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780545323079
  • Reader Reviews : 33
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Three ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary events. . . Giuseppe is an orphaned street musician from Italy, who was sold by his uncle to work as a slave for an evil padrone in the U.S. But when a mysterious green violin enters his life he begins to imagine a life of freedom. Hannah is a soft-hearted, strong-willed girl from the tenements, who supports her family as a hotel maid when tragedy strikes and her father can no longer work. She learns about a hidden treasure, which she knows will save her family -- if she can find it.

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    The Next Everest
  • Author : Jim Davidson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 9781250272300
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A dramatic account of the deadly avalanche on Everest—and a return to reach the summit. On April 25, 2015, Jim Davidson was climbing Mount Everest when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake released avalanches all around him and his team, destroying their only escape route and trapping them at nearly 20,000 feet. It was the largest earthquake in Nepal in eighty-one years and killed nearly 8,900 people. That day also became the deadliest in the history of Everest, with eighteen people losing their lives on the mountain. After spending two unsettling days stranded on Everest, Davidson's team was rescued by helicopter. The experience left him shaken, and despite his thirty-three years of climbing and serving as an expedition leader, he wasn’t sure that he would ever go back. But in the face of risk and uncertainty, he returned in 2017 and finally achieved his dream of reaching the summit. Suspenseful and engrossing, The Next Everest portrays the experience of living through the biggest disaster to ever hit the mountain. Davidson's background in geology and environmental science makes him uniquely qualified to explain why the seismic threats lurking beneath Nepal are even greater today. But this story is not about “conquering” the world’s highest peak. Instead, it reveals how embracing change, challenge, and uncertainty prepares anyone to face their next “Everest” in life.

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    Englacial Structures of the Vaughan Lewis Icefall, and Related Observations on the Juneau Icefield, Alaska, 1967-1969
  • Author : Louis Ruthardt Miller
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : MSU:31293032556007
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  • Genre : Glaciers
  • Read and download full book Englacial Structures of the Vaughan Lewis Icefall, and Related Observations on the Juneau Icefield, Alaska, 1967-1969

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    Icefall
  • Author : John All,John Balzar
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1610396936
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In May 2014, the mountaineer and scientist John All fell into a crevasse near Everest and took a series of videos as he struggled to climb out 70 feet of ice and snow with fifteen broken bones--including 6 cracked vertebrae, internal bleeding, a severely dislocated shoulder, and his face covered in blood. The videos of him went viral and appeared in newscasts all over the world: CNN, BBC, Australia, Brazil, Israel, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, etc. and every website imaginable--from People Magazine to National Geographic. NPR called him "a badass for science.” Yet this story is only the latest of All’s adventures. He’s also won a footrace for his life with a wild hyena, stepped on a black mamba in the African bush, and scaled Everest--all in pursuit of his true passion: the future of adaptation to our world’s changing climate. Icefall is more than a fascinating adventure story--it is a report from the extremes, which hold new lessons about the impact of climate change. It is about the collapsing Andean glaciers, the hidden jungles in Honduras where native people have learned about surviving hurricanes, and the highest points on earth, where more scientific secrets lie. The result is a thrilling adventure memoir with profound lessons for how humans will adjust as our world continues to change beneath our feet.

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    Ice Fall in Norway
  • Author : Ranulph Fiennes
  • Publisher : Random House (UK)
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0749319089
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  • Genre : Norway
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    Beyond the Icefall
  • Author : Sorrel Wilby
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : UOM:39015041741508
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  • Genre : Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
  • Read and download full book Beyond the Icefall

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    Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Author : Wen-Pei Sung,Jimmy C.M. Kao,Ran Chen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1228
  • ISBN : 9781138000537
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  • Genre : Science
  • Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development brings together 242 peer-reviewed papers presented at the 2013 International Conference on Frontiers of Energy and Environment Engineering, held in Xiamen, China, November 28-29, 2013. The main objective of this proceedings set is to take the environment-energydevelopments discussion a step further. Volume 1 of the set is devoted to Energy, power and environmental engineering, and volume 2 to Control, information and applications. Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development is intended to serve as resource material for scientists working on related topics in many disciplines, including environmental science, management science, and energy science and policy analysis, as well as for industry professionals in the wide field of energy and environmental engineering.

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    Another Peak
  • Author : Alex Staniforth
  • Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN : 9781789560787
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reaching Everest was always the dream, but after an avalanche stopped Alex the first time and an earthquake the second, he had to take a step back. But even as he climbed down, he couldn't stop wondering 'What's next?'A restlessness in his bones, and a need to help make things better after the lives claimed in his two climbs, led Alex to his hardest mission yet: ClimbTheUK; to cycle to the highest points of the United Kingdom.But a history of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders rears its multiple heads once more, making this the hardest thing Alex has ever had to do. Finding himself alone too often, with only his thoughts for company, it becomes less of a fight of man and nature and more of man and mind.

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    Icefall
  • Author : David Wood
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 0983765545
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • When the bones of the Magi are stolen from their resting place in a German cathedral, the whispered words of a dying priest catapult Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake into the midst of a deadly race to solve a centuries-old conspiracy. Danger lurks at every turn and no one knows where the clues will lead... or what they will uncover. From ancient cathedrals, to hidden temples, to icy mountain peaks, Dane and Bones must outrun and outwit their enemies in the thrilling adventure- Icefall! "If you're after a fast-paced read, David Wood's wise-cracking heroes Maddock and Bones will take you on a winter romp through snow-covered cathedrals, ice caves, pagan temples and Christian myth in search of the skulls of the Magi. Icefall packs in the fist fights, cipher cracking and ancient secrets that all action adventure lovers will enjoy."Joanna Penn, author of Pentecost and Prophecy

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    Himalayan Dreaming
  • Author : Will Steffen
  • Publisher : ANU E Press
  • Pages : 610
  • ISBN : 9781921666179
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  • Genre : History
  • How did climbers from the world's flattest, hottest continent become world-class Himalayan mountaineers, the equal of any elite mountaineer from countries with long climbing traditions and home ranges that make Australia's highest summit look like a suburban hill? This book tells the story of Australian mountaineering in the great ranges of Asia, from the exploits of a brash, young colonial with an early British Himalayan expedition in the 1920s to the coming of age of Australian climbers in the 1980s. The story goes beyond the two remarkable Australian ascents of Mt Everest in 1984 and 1988 to explore the exploits of Australian climbers in the far-flung corners of the high Himalaya. Above all, the book presents a glimpse into the lives - the successes, failures, tragedies, motivations, fears, conflicts, humor, and compassion - themselves to the ultimate limits of survival in the most spectacular and demanding mountain arena of all.

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    Touching the Void
  • Author : Joe Simpson
  • Publisher : Direct Authors
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9780957519305
  • Reader Reviews : 33
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes. In the summer of 1985, two young, headstrong mountaineers set off to conquer an unclimbed route. They had triumphantly reached the summit, when a horrific accident mid-descent forced one friend to leave another for dead. Ambition, morality, fear and camaraderie are explored in this electronic edition of the mountaineering classic, with never before seen colour photographs taken during the trip itself.

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    Beyond Icefall
  • Author : Guy Hallowes
  • Publisher : Guy Hallowes
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 0645179078
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Smart beautiful, sometimes uncouth Tanya is now the leader of The Settlement, following the death of her father-in law and mentor David. Tanya's leadership is tested by: Other surviving enclaves taking advantage of the leadership change to attack The Settlement. Dealing with her serially unfaithful husband Mark. Contending with the ambitions of brother-in-law General Jonathan Bower, head of the Australian military, wanting The Settlement to fall under military control. In a series of violent confrontations, The Settlement, in very difficult situations, overcomes all challenges and manages to ensure that the military finally falls under civilian control, represented by The Settlement.

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    Shook
  • Author : Jennifer Hull
  • Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780826361950
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Dave Hahn, a local of Taos, New Mexico, is a legendary figure in mountaineering. Elite members of the climbing community have likened him to the Michael Jordan, Cal Ripkin, or Michael Phelps of the climbing world. The 2015 expedition he would lead came just one short year after the notorious Khumbu Icefall avalanche claimed the lives of sixteen Sherpas. Dave and his team—Sherpa sirdar Chhering Dorjee, assistant guide JJ Justman, base-camp manager Mark Tucker, and the eight clients who had trained for the privilege to attempt to summit with Dave Hahn spent weeks honing the techniques that would help keep them alive through the Icefall and the Death Zone. None of this could have prepared them for the earthquake that shook Everest and all of their lives on the morning of April 25, 2015. Shook tells their story of resilience, nerve, and survival on the deadliest day on Everest.

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    Icefall
  • Author : John Townsend
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1842995707
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  • Genre : Adventure stories
  • "Barneys back On holiday in the Alps, he survives a murder attempt and discovers a terrorist plot. Action-packed end to the Deadline trilogy.

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    The Sunlit Summit
  • Author : Robin Lloyd-Jones
  • Publisher : Sandstone Press Ltd
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9781908737397
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • William Hutchison Murray (1913 - 1996) was one of Scotland's most distinguished climbers in the years before and after the Second World War. As a prisoner of war in Italy he wrote his first classic book, Mountaineering in Scotland, on rough toilet paper which was confiscated and destroyed by the Gestapo. The rewritten version was published in 1947 and followed by the, now, equally famous, Undiscovered Scotland. In 1951 he was depute leader to Eric Shipton on the Everest Reconnaissance Expedition, which discovered the eventual successful route which would be climbed by Hilary and Tensing. From the 1960s onwards he was heavily involved in conservation campaigns and his book, Highland Landscape, commissioned by the National Trust for Scotland, identified areas of outstanding beauty that should be protected. It proved to be extremely influential. In 1966 he was awarded an OBE as he pursued a life of service, as is well illustrated by the various posts he held: Commissioner for the Countryside Commission for Scotland (1968-1980); President of the Scottish Mountaineering Club (1962-1964) and of the Ramblers Association Scotland (1966-82); Chairman of Scottish Countryside Activities Council (1967-82); Vice-President of the Alpine Club (1971-72); President of Mountaineering Council of Scotland (1972-75). He was a prolific author but a proper understanding of his life and work requires that we appreciate that his driving force was a quest to achieve inner purification that would lead him to oneness with Truth and Beauty. For many years the climber, author and teacher, Robin Lloyd-Jones (above) has been researching the life and work of Bill Murray and working steadily on this biography. It is not only a triumph of fine writing and interest, but a worthy accolade for this great man.

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    Icefall: Will You Survice?
  • Author : Guy Hallowes
  • Publisher : Omne Publishing
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 064517906X
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Ross Ice Shelf in the antarctic, a lump of Ice about the size of France is forecast to collapse into the sea creating a fifteen metre tsunami that will race around the globe destroying much of the world as we know it. This dire prediction, made by the British Antarctic Survey, New Zealand Scientists, and the Pentagon is ignored by most of the world's population: but not by beautiful, smart Tanya who has worked her way up from poverty to the top of Sydney society, or, to her surprise, by her father-in-law David Bower. They persuade the family to abandon their happy fulfilled lifestyle to create a secure settlement in the Blue Mountains, enabling them to survive the catastrophe but witness the complete destruction of Sydney and all of Australia's coastal cities. From this, the depths of despair, they find ways to start to rebuild the vibrant society that once existed. ICEFALL - an exciting and fast paced adventure story encompassing a credible threat and an imagine resolution.

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    The Ghost Moths
  • Author : Harry Farthing
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9781538469224
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  • Whilst searching a windswept mountainside for the fabled ghost moth fungus, a young Tibetan boy unearths a mysterious relic. Moments later the People’s Liberation Army of China marches into his isolated village in the valley below and begins to dismantle an ancient way of life. As the brutal oppression grows, the boy’s precious find becomes first a symbol of hope for the villagers then a tool of survival for a people and a religion. It must be preserved at all costs. Sixty years later, mountain guide Neil Quinn is wrapping up his last climb of the season on the highest mountain in Tibet when a transport shortage leaves him stuck in an empty base camp. An earthquake sets off a chain of mysterious events that directly connect the English climber to the ongoing tragedies of a troubled land where the Chinese authorities strive still for complete control. Unsure of precisely what he witnessed yet determined to protect its truth, Quinn returns to Kathmandu and enlists the help of a famous historian of the Himalayas, an erstwhile American journalist, and a cast of locals as enigmatic as that ancient city—each with their own reasons for joining his quest. Manipulation and murder dog their every step as they strive to piece together a complex puzzle from Tibet’s tortured past while navigating the treacherous present.

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    The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide – 2nd Edition
  • Author : Jane Ross,Daniel Kyba
  • Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9781771600910
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Travel
  • Another of RMB's best-selling hiking books, The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide has been completely revised, updated and redesigned for outdoors enthusiasts interested in experiencing a wide variety of easily accessible trails through stunning landscapes in west-central Alberta between the rolling foothills of the Nordegg area and the towering peaks of Banff National Park. All of these exceptional hikes start right from the highway. You'll find everything from leisurely two-hour walks to tougher three-day backpacking journeys. Throughout regions as diverse as the old coal-mining town of Nordegg, the Bighorn Range, the Cline River area, the Kootenay Plains and the Upper North Saskatchewan Valley, hikers of all abilities will experience some of the most inspiring scenery, glorious flora and fascinating history that Western Canada has to offer.

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    Icefall Lake Safety Book
  • Author : Jobe Leonard
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 1505476984
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  • Genre : Books
  • A must have guide for anyone who spends time at the lake with children. This should be the first book you read any and every child arriving at your boat, lake property, campsite, dock, fishing trip, summer lake vacation, or lake cabin. Make it a summer holiday tradition, you will not regret it. This Lake Safety Book is a perfect guide to share with a young child before their first trip to the lake, or anytime you have young guests visit you at the lake. Filled with colorful and fun pictures with correlating text, the Lake Safety Book will help any parent to educate their child in the best practices for a safe and enjoyable vacation.Complete with the most common, but important, instructions this is a must have tool for your trip. Space is also included at the end for your own rules and regulations to enjoy your water vacation. Don't leave for the lake without first consulting this wonderful guide.Pick up your copy of this educationalpicture book today and be prepared for a safe trip to the lake! A trip to the lake can be a fun and enjoyable activity for the entire family, but safety comes first. With this Lake Safety picture book you can show and tell your youngster the do's and don'ts of having fun at the lake. Complete already with over twenty important reminders, there is space also included at the end for your own rules and regulations to safely enjoy your water vacation. Filled with colorful, informative pictures as well as text, the Lake Fun Book is the perfect accompaniment to your next lake outing.

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    Trekking in Nepal
  • Author : Stephen Bezruchka
  • Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 0898865352
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Describes the history, customs, traditions, geology, climate, national parks and conservation areas, religion, and wildlife of this Himalayan country.

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    Monitoring, Simulation, Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flows III
  • Author : D. De Wrachien
  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781845644420
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  • Genre : Science
  • Debris and hyper-concentrated flows are among the most destructive of all water related disasters. They affect both rural and urban areas in a wide range of morphoclimatic environments, and in recent years have attracted more and more attention from the scientific and professional communities and concern from the public due to the death toll they claim. The increased frequency of these natural hazards, coupled with climatic change predictions and urban development, suggests that they are set to worsen in the future. This book contains the edited versions of the papers presented at the third International conference on Monitoring, Simulation, Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flows. The Conference brought together engineers, scientists and managers from across the globe to discuss the latest scientific advancs in the field of dense and hyper-concentrated flows, as well as to improve models, assess risk, develop hazard maps based on model results and to design prevention and mitigation measures. The papers have been organised into the following sections: Debris Flow Modelling; Debris Flow Triggering; Risk Assessment and Hazard Mitigation; Sediment Transport and Debris Flow Monitoring & Analysis.

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    A Taste for Monsters
  • Author : Matthew J. Kirby
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 9780545817943
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The mesmerizing story of a young woman in Victorian London, who, haunted by the ghosts of Jack the Ripper's victims, is set on a terrifying path to salvation. London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory with nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man in London Hospital. Evelyn wanted to be locked away from the world, like he is, shut away from the filth and dangers of the streets. But in Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, she finds a gentle kindred, who does not recoil from her, and who understands her pain. When the murders begin, however, Joseph and Evelyn are haunted nightly by the ghosts of the Ripper's dead, setting Evelyn on a path to facing her fears and uncovering humanity's worst nightmares, in which the real monsters are men.A terrifying and haunting tale from the Edgar and PEN Award-winning author of Icefall, Matthew J. Kirby.

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    Breaking Trail
  • Author : Arlene Blum
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 0743258460
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The personal story of the first American woman climber to attempt Mount Everest describes her transformation from an overprotected Chicago youth to the leader of women climbing teams, describing her successful ascents of Mount McKinley and Annapurna and her receipt of a Gold Medal from the Society of Women Geographers. 30,000 first printing.

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    Classic Krakauer
  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9781984897695
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. His pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Bringing together work originally published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian—all rigorously researched, vividly written, and marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop—Classic Krakauer powerfully demonstrates the author’s ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.

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    No Magic Helicopter
  • Author : Carol Masheter
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9781456600860
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • When the bottom fell out of Carol Masheter's life at age 50, she took up mountaineering to cope with her grief and anger. Little did she know that mountaineering would lead her to try Everest when she was 61 in 2008. "No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon's Climb of Mount Everest" chronicles her preparation for the climb, the struggle to the summit, and the blind descent that nearly cost her life. Currently, Dr. Masheter is the second oldest woman in the world to summit Everest and return home alive.

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    Acts of God
  • Author : Brian John
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0905559991
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  • Genre : Greenland
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    Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America
  • Author : Stanley S. Beus
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Pages : 475
  • ISBN : 9780813754024
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  • Genre : Canada
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    Antarctic Earth Science
  • Author : R. L. Oliver,P. R. James,J. B. Jago
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 722
  • ISBN : 9780521258364
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  • Genre : Science
  • The fourth international symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences took place in Adelaide, South Australia during the week 16-20 August 1982. This volume contains a record of the centenary activities celebrating Sir Douglas Mawson and the one hundred and seventy-four papers that were presented by delegates for discussion over the five days. Sir Douglas Mawson was part of the first team to reach the magnetic South Pole, a leading geologist and scientific figure during the heroic age of of antarctic exploration. The papers presented during the symposium were divided into fifteen categories covering east and west Antarctica, marine, land and glacial geology, plate tectonics, islands, peninsulas, climatic change and Precambrian and Cenozoic era activity. The two hundred persons from sixteen countries who attended the symposium brought together a wide range of the most current expertise and research to share, of which this volume provides a record.

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    High Exposure
  • Author : David Breashears
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9780684865454
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The author, a noted mountaineer and cinematographer, describes a lifetime of conquering the world's mountain peaks and discusses his 1996 expedition to Mount Everest to create his IMAX film "Everest."

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    Letters from the Globemaster Families
  • Author : Michael Rocereta
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781491767573
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  • Genre : History
  • Letters from the Globemaster Families: The Lost C-124 of Mount Gannett, Alaska gathers evidence and presents the most likely description of the final flight of a United States Air Force troop transport plane carrying fifty-two servicemen. The Globemaster C-124 crashed into the side of Mount Gannett, Alaska. Sixty years later a glacier yielded up both the wreckage and remains of some of the crashs victims. Michael Rocereta uses his two decades worth of experience as an instrument-rated private pilot, his education as a geologist and his experience investigating accidents to guide his research, presentation and conclusions regarding the accident. Letters from the Globemaster Families uses as introductions to its chapters the correspondence of relatives as they write about their desires to know the details of the airplanes crash and their loved ones deaths. This approach provides a personal counterbalance to the technical details covered in the chapters themselves. The book concludes with a collection of short biographies of the servicemen, a glossary of terms and acronyms, a selected bibliography, and an index. No matter whether you appreciate the work of a solid investigation, regional history of Alaska, military history, or the resolution that individuals can feel when they come to closure, then Letters from the Globemaster Families: The Lost C-124 of Mount Gannett, Alaska, will deliver a focused narrative of a tragic event that spans the decades.