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Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air Book
Author : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 1998-11-12
ISBN : 0679462716
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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National Bestseller 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 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."

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air Book
Author : Peter Ward
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2006-09-26
ISBN : 0309100615
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For 65 million years dinosaurs ruled the Earth--until a deadly asteroid forced their extinction. But what accounts for the incredible longevity of dinosaurs? A renowned scientist now provides a startling explanation that is rewriting the history of the Age of Dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were pretty amazing creatures--real-life monsters that have the power to fascinate us. And their fiery Hollywood ending only serves to make the story that much more dramatic. But fossil evidence demonstrates that dinosaurs survived several mass extinctions, and were seemingly unaffected by catastrophes that decimated most other life on Earth. What could explain their uncanny ability to endure through the ages? Biologist and earth scientist Peter Ward now accounts for the remarkable indestructibility of dinosaurs by connecting their unusual respiration system with their ability to adapt to Earth's changing environment--a system that was ultimately bequeathed to their descendants, birds. By tracing the evolutionary path back through time and carefully connecting the dots from birds to dinosaurs, Ward describes the unique form of breathing shared by these two distant relatives and demonstrates how this simple but remarkable characteristic provides the elusive explanation to a question that has thus far stumped scientists. Nothing short of revolutionary in its bold presentation of an astonishing theory, Out of Thin Air is a story of science at the edge of discovery. Ward is an outstanding guide to the process of scientific detection. Audacious and innovative in his thinking, meticulous and thoroughly detailed in his research, only a scientist of his caliber is capable of telling this surprising story.

Thin Air

Thin Air Book
Author : Michelle Paver
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2016-10-06
ISBN : 1409163377
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Himalayas, 1935. Kangchenjunga. The sacred mountain. Biggest killer of them all. Five Englishmen set out to conquer it. But courage can only take them so far. And the higher they climb, the darker it gets.

Master of Thin Air

Master of Thin Air Book
Author : Andrew Lock
Publisher : Skyhorse
Release : 2015-09-08
ISBN : 1628726164
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Named one of the “Five Adventure Books You Need to Read This Summer” by Backpacker Magazine For readers of Into Thin Air, riveting high-altitude drama and the passion and drive that inspire outsized mountaineering achievements. Master of Thin Air opens with a fall that the author very nearly could not stop down an almost vertical rock ramp leading to a three-thousand-foot drop. The qualities that saved him then on K2—in addition to his mountaineering know-how and sheer good luck—drove his sixteen-year journey to summit all of the world's eight-thousanders, the fourteen peaks that exceed 8,000 meters (26,000-plus feet) and take climbers into the death zone. Incredibly, he accomplished that feat without the aid of bottled oxygen for every mountain but one. By preference, he climbed solo or in small teams, without Sherpas. During twenty-three expeditions, he spent a total of three years clinging to the sides of dangerous mountains. He lost more than twenty climbing friends and, in April 2014, witnessed Everest's deadliest avalanche. His book is a riveting, often thrilling account of what it takes to challenge the Earth's highest peaks and survive. It tells of death-defying ascents and even riskier descents, the gut-dropping consequences of the smallest mistakes or even just bad luck, the camaraderie and human drama of expeditions, the exhilaration of altitude. It is also the inspiring story of what motivates a person to achieve an extraordinary dream, a story of passion, resourcefulness, self-motivation, and hope—even in the most dire moments. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Thin Air

Thin Air Book
Author : Ann Cleeves
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2014-09-11
ISBN : 023076813X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The sixth Shetland novel A killer who leaves no trace . . . A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a local. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears – apparently into thin air. Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of a local child who drowned in the 1920s. Jimmy and Willow are convinced that there is more to Eleanor’s disappearance than they first thought. Is there a secret that lies behind the myth? One so shocking that many years later someone would kill to protect it? Thin Air is the sixth book in Ann Cleeves’s bestselling Shetland series – now a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall.

Thin Air

Thin Air Book
Author : Rachel Caine
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780749007812
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fantasy fiction. On top of that, it was raining. Joanne Baldwin has had better days - at least she hopes she has. After waking up naked and freezing in a forest, she's located by two rescuers she doesn't recognise at all. One supernaturally gorgeous guy might have been her lover. The other says he can control the weather - and so can she. Not everyone looking for Joanne has her best interests at heard, and with no way to tell friend from foe, Joanne is quickly lost in a fog of deception. Her tenuous hold on life is fading with every passing moment. Now she must rebuild herself, one memory at a time, before someone else steals her life - and she disappears into thin air. Oh, and along the way, it seems that she has to save the world.

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air Book
Author : Michael Crawley
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2020-11-12
ISBN : 1472975316
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Full of wonderful insights and lessons from a world where the ability to run is viewed as something almost mysterious and magical.' Adharanand Finn, author of Running with the Kenyans 'Ethiopia is a place where I have been told that energy is controlled by angels and demons and where witchdoctors can help you to acquire another runner's power. It is a place where an anonymous runner in the forest told me, miming an imaginary scoreboard and with a completely straight face, that he had dreamt that he would run 10km in 25 minutes. It is a place where they tell me that the air at Mount Entoto will transform me into a 2.08 marathon runner. It is a place, in short, of wisdom and magic, where dreaming is still very much alive.' Why does it make sense to Ethiopian runners to get up at 3am to run up and down a hill? Who would choose to train on almost impossibly steep and rocky terrain, in hyena territory? And how come Ethiopian men hold six of the top ten fastest marathon times ever? Michael Crawley spent fifteen months in Ethiopia training alongside (and sometimes a fair way behind) runners at all levels of the sport, from night watchmen hoping to change their lives to world class marathon runners, in order to answer these questions. Follow him into the forest as he attempts to keep up and get to the heart of their success.

Thin Air

Thin Air Book
Author : Robert B. Parker,Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher : Berkley
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780425152904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When Lisa St. Claire, the beautiful young bride of a Boston police detective, vanishes mysteriously, Spense joins the search for the missing woman, following a perilous trail that leads him to a sociopathic ex-lover and into a deadly confrontation with Lisa's past. Reprint.

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air Book
Author : Anthony Adeane
Publisher : Post Hill Press
Release : 2018-10-30
ISBN : 1642931268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1974, two men vanished without a trace under suspicious circumstances, shocking the people of Iceland, where serious crime is almost nonexistent. More than a year later, there seemed to be a breakthrough when a small-time crook named Erla Bolladottir described a dream to police that they interpreted as a sign of trauma related to the men's disappearance. After lengthy interrogations, investigations, and courtroom dramas, Erla and five acquaintances confessed to killing both men and were given prison sentences ranging from three years to life. But over the years, the case against the convicted six began to disintegrate, and one major question remained unanswered: Why had they all confessed to murder if they hadn't done it?

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air Book
Author : Ernest William Still
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1958
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thin Air

Thin Air Book
Author : Richard Morgan
Publisher : Gollancz
Release : 2019-06-11
ISBN : 9780575088573
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Richard Morgan has always been one of our most successful SF authors with his fast-moving and brutal storylines, blistering plots and a powerful social conscience behind his work. And now he's back, with his first SF novel for eight years . . . and it promises to be a publication to remember. An ex-corporate enforcer, Hakan Veil, is forced to bodyguard Madison Madekwe, part of a colonial audit team investigating a disappeared lottery winner on Mars. But when Madekwe is abducted, and Hakan nearly killed, the investigation takes him farther and deeper than he had ever expected. And soon Hakan discovers the heavy price he may have to pay to learn the truth.

Death Out of Thin Air

Death Out of Thin Air Book
Author : Clayton Rawson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1941
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Vanished Into the Thin Air

Vanished Into the Thin Air Book
Author : Jayashree Thatte Bhat
Publisher : Austin Macauley
Release : 2020-01-30
ISBN : 9781788786249
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is based on a major historical event of the freedom fight of the Hyderabad State in India, which took place a year after the country gained independence from the British in 1947. The book brings to life an in-depth exploration of characters based on ordinary people with extraordinary devotion and passion towards their motherland. They wholeheartedly fought to free their land from the clutches of a few Muslim fanatics who wanted to crush its diverse culture and convert it into an Islamic state. The story is narrated by the personified Terrain of the Deccan Plateau with exceptional sensitivity and grace. It showcases a comprehensive picture of the Dakhani culture during the Nizam era when Hindus, Muslims and people of all other religions took genuine interest in each other's traditions, festivals and celebrations. With the flaring of the religious fanaticism, coupled with political intervention, this culture just vanished into the thin air.

The Mercy of Thin Air

The Mercy of Thin Air Book
Author : Ronlyn Domingue
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-12-11
ISBN : 147110561X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Two strands: first the story of Razi Nolan, growing up in New Orleans in the 1920s, smart, fearless, set on breaking the comfortable family mould by making a career as a doctor. Then she falls in love with Andrew O'Connell and her plans become complicated. She is never able to tell Andrew what she has decided about her future as, one summer morning, she accidentally drowns. By choice, and from where she narrates, she stays between this world and the unknown; every memory of her life remains perfectly intact. More than seventy years later, Razi finds Andrew's once-treasured bookcase at a garage sale. She watches a young couple take it home, Amy and Scott, burdened with secrets of their own. As their once close relationship unravels, Razi remembers her past with Andrew and how she comes to understand what their love ultimately taught her, how he coped after her death, and how the story of Amy and Scott reflects so much of her own.

The Mercy of Thin Air

The Mercy of Thin Air Book
Author : Ronlyn Domingue
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2005-09-13
ISBN : 1416524657
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1920s New Orleans, Raziela Nolan's magnificent love affair is interrupted by her untimely and tragic death. Immediately after, she chooses to stay between -- a realm that exists after life and before whatever lies beyond it. From this remarkable vantage point, Razi narrates the story of her lost love as well as of the relationship of Amy and Scott, a young couple whose house she haunts seventy years later. It is their own troubled story that finally compels Razi to slowly unravel the mystery of what happened to her first and only passion, Andrew, and to confront a long-hidden secret. The Mercy of Thin Air entwines two heartbreaking and redemptive love stories that echo across three generations and culminates in a finish that will leave readers breathless. It is a poignant and brilliant first novel that beautifully captures the nature of love and shows how it transcends all barriers -- even death.

Out Of Thin Air

Out Of Thin Air Book
Author : Ana Claudia Antunes
Publisher : Babelcube Inc.
Release : 2014-11-10
ISBN : 1633396789
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NASA sends some special skilled people to the outer space in search for life in a future controlled by robots. How to escape from a net of virtual data when someone is already tangled as an artificial intelligence? Ann's crush, an astronaut, turns her life upside down as he gets involved into a potentially dangerous mission: Search life elsewhere in outer space. The protagonist then finds herself in a crucial dilemma. Would she cherish her life or would she take a huge step and risk her soul when or if she follows the man of her dreams traveling to one of the most inhospitable places out of the Earth to help him in his quest as well as save billions of living beings? When she decides to take the journey through galaxies, Ann meets unexpected experiences, faces unbearable truth of trials and betrayals. All of her life she was a mere mirror of what had passed in a world that didn't exist anymore. It ́s a virtual world, in adversities and diversities, and IT still insists to recreate itself. Will it finally cease (or decease)? Or, like a black hole, will it keep its course, devouring all sources of existence and turning life into a fictional event, using and inventing new data from a long past humankind? This is the last book from the trilogy Memoirs of An Amazon: The Witches of Avignon (The Past) First book of the trilogy talks about the Amazons from Ancient Times to our modern days, the Witches during the medieval Era and an introduction to the subject Reincarnation. The Pierrot's Love (The Present) The second book of the trilogy is about two ghosts from the nineteenth century who haunt a teenage girl until her mother takes the matter to her hands and write their story. The problem is they have two versions of the same story. Then who is telling the truth? Out Of Thin Air (The Future) Thus this book closes the circuit of the trilogy. Happy reading!

Thin Air

Thin Air Book
Author : Greg Child
Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780898865882
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recounts the author's first three Himalayan climbs and describes the disorientation and fatigue each climber must overcome to reach the summit

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air Book
Author : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2011-07-06
ISBN : 0330470027
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended in the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history. In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day, eight people were dead. Krakauer's book is at once the story of the ill-fated adventure and an analysis of the factors leading up to its tragic end. Written within months of the events it chronicles, Into Thin Air clearly evokes the majestic Everest landscape. As the journey up the mountain progresses, Krakauer puts it in context by recalling the triumphs and perils of other Everest trips throughout history. The author's own anguish over what happened on the mountain is palpable as he leads readers to ponder timeless questions. One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley.

Thin Air

Thin Air Book
Author : Richard K. Morgan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9780345493132
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thin Air

Thin Air Book
Author : Bryan Patrick Harnetiaux
Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
Release : 1987
ISBN : 9781583421697
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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