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Buried In The Sky The Extraordinary Story Of The Sherpa Climbers On K2 S Deadliest Day

Author : Peter Zuckerman
ISBN : 9780393084085
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Award: "Gripping, intense…Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air]." —Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe When eleven climbers died on K2 in 2008, two Sherpas survived. Their astonishing tale became the stuff of mountaineering legend. This white-knuckle adventure follows the Sherpas from their remote villages in Nepal to the peak of the world’s most dangerous mountain, recounting one of the most dramatic disasters in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective. Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award and an official selection of the American Alpine Club Book Club.

Buried In The Sky

Author : Rick Andrew
ISBN : 9780143529262
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Set both in the present and in the dust-laden reaches of Angola in 1976, Buried in the Sky is an album of stories about men and women and war. To the strains of the music of Bob Dylan and in long periods of boredom and inactivity, South Africa's soldiers tried to make sense of a war they could not see. Rick Andrew, himself a conscript at that time, allows his comrades to tell their stories. We get to know Manie Dippenaar, whose hunting trip threatened to turn into an international incident; Private Smith, the boy from the Bluff who had Love and Hate tattooed on his knuckles and chose a novel way to roast a chicken as his means of revenge on a bad tempered major; Morphine Sister, who handled a gun like a mamba; and Spek, the surfer-boy who dreamed only of catching the next big wave. Poignant, funny and dramatic, Buried in the Sky will strike a chord with anyone whose life has been tarnished by war and especially those who found themselves on 'the border'.

The Buried Sky

Author : Keith Hartman
ISBN : 9781937185015
Genre : Fiction
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TRAPPED IN A SMALL TOWN...Calvin has grown up in a town with no phones. No televisions. No windows. A town that no stranger ever visits. And a town where no one under the age of twenty one has ever seen the open sky.There's not much work available, but the citizens have found ways to pass the time. Some bury themselves in books. Some have become religious fanatics. And some play ever more complicated games of sex and manipulation.And one of them has murdered Calvin's father.Calvin needs to find out why. And he'd better do it fast. Because right now, he's the only suspect.They're coming for him. And there's nowhere to run.

Faith Of The Fallen

Author : Terry Goodkind
ISBN : 1429984481
Genre : Fiction
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Terry Goodkind author of the enormously popular Sword of Truth novels, has forged perhaps his best novel yet in Faith of the Fallen, pitting Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell against threats to the freedom of the world that will take them to opposite ends of the world to defeat the forces of chaos and anarchy. Emperor Jagang is rising once again in the Old World and Richard must face him, on his own turf. Richard heads into the Old World with Cara, the Mord-Sith, while his beloved Kahlan remains behind. Unwilling to heed an ancient prophecy, Kahlan raises an army and goes into battle against forces threatening armed insurrection in the Midlands. Separated and fighting for their lives, Richard and Kahlan will be tested to the utmost. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Buried Ideas

Author : Sarah Allan
ISBN : 9781438457796
Genre : History
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Four Warring States texts discovered during recent decades challenge longstanding understandings of Chinese intellectual history. The discovery of previously unknown philosophical texts from the Axial Age is revolutionizing our understanding of Chinese intellectual history. Buried Ideas presents and discusses four texts found on brush-written slips of bamboo and their seemingly unprecedented political philosophy. Written in the regional script of Chu during the Warring States period (475–221 BCE), all of the works discuss Yao’s abdication to Shun and are related to but differ significantly from the core texts of the classical period, such as the Mencius and Zhuangzi. Notably, these works evince an unusually meritocratic stance, and two even advocate abdication over hereditary succession as a political ideal. Sarah Allan includes full English translations and her own modern-character editions of the four works examined: Tang Yú zhi dao, Zigao, Rongchengshi, and Bao xun. In addition, she provides an introduction to Chu-script bamboo-slip manuscripts and the complex issues inherent in deciphering them.

How We Buried Puso

Author : Morabo Morojele
ISBN : 1770090983
Genre : Fiction
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Tackling a barrage of relations and eccentrics while dealing with the devastation of war and politics, this poignant narrative explores a country's recent history in a pervasive poetic style. This lyrical account of veiled truths and panoramic splendor--where the true nature of change is revealed in a detailed narrative collage--saturates the senses, shifting masterfully through postcolonial identity, spirituality, and African-ness.

Buried Fire

Author : Jonathan Stroud
ISBN : 9781407048710
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Two brothers, Michael and Stephen MacIntyre, together with their sister Sarah and the local vicar Tom Aubrey, uncover a deadly secret buried near their village. But time is short: can they prevent the awakening of an ancient evil before its powers corrupt them for ever?

Some Buried Caesar

Author : Rex Stout
ISBN : 9780307756190
Genre : Fiction
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An automobile breakdown strands Nero Wolfe and Archie in the middle of a private pasture—and a family feud over a prize bull. A restaurateur’s plan to buy the stud and barbecue it as a publicity stunt may be in poor taste, but it isn’t a crime . . . until Hickory Caesar Grindon, the soon-to-be-beefsteak bull, is found pawing the remains of a family scion. Wolfe is sure the idea that Caesar is the murderer is, well, pure bull. Now the great detective is on the horns of a dilemma as a veritable stampede of suspects—including a young lady Archie has his eye on—conceals a special breed of killer who wins a blue ribbon for sheer audacity. Introduction by Diane Mott Davidson “It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.

Buried Cities Illustrated

Author : Jennie Hall
ISBN : 9782765901686
Genre : History
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The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

The Buried Path

Author : The Journeyman
ISBN : 9781445713601
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There comes a time in almost all our lives when we look for answers to that which lays beyond our everyday horizons. We search for reason, truth and bearing to deepen who we are and give our world value and meaning. All that is difficult to unravel though when the very life we live is twisted and wrapped tightly within the labyrinth we unknowingly dwell. Contorted and bent out of shape by all that and those around us, with the reality of our being buried beneath the lies on which we walk. Those answers however are often hard to find when we don't even know what the questions are we need to ask.

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