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Into Thin Air

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 9780330470025
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. This 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 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.

Into Thin Air

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 9780679462712
Genre : Travel
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When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds... Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. From the Paperback edition.

Into Thin Air

Author : Cindy Miles
ISBN : 1101043156
Genre : Fiction
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Into Thin Air

Author : Thomas Zigal
ISBN : 0440222516
Genre : Fiction
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Kurt Muller--sheriff of Aspen, Colorado, former hippie, and single father--becomes involved in the disappearance of a mysterious Argentine woman, while the FBI attempts to frame him for drug trafficking

Into Thin Air

Author : Franklin W. Dixon
ISBN : 9781442473454
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When the daughter of Bayport's amusement park owner goes missing, Joe and Frank follow clues to find the girl and determine if her disappearance is related to that of another missing person. Simultaneous.

Into Thin Air

Author : Stan Washburn
ISBN : 0671562460
Genre : Babysitters
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When desperate child-snatcher Paul Greber abducts a young boy in the hopes of raising him as his own son, Bancroft detective Toby Parkman faces a difficult search that begins with locating the missing boy's guilt-stricken babysitter. Original.

Into Thin Air

Author : Karen Leabo
ISBN : 9781459287105
Genre : Fiction
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Without a Trace Their disappearances had haunted Detective Caroline Triece for longer than she cared to remember—young girls in trouble who had simply vanished. She'd known with chilling certainty that something was very wrong, and now she had the terrible proof—the cold, lifeless body of a girl who had just given birth…. There was no room in her life for anything that came between her and her work—and that definitely included her disturbing new partner. It wasn't simply that Austin Lomax didn't share her obsession with this case. The real problem was that he was awakening feelings that she had thought were long dead….

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