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Alone on the Wall (Expanded edition)

Alone on the Wall (Expanded edition)
A Book

by Alex Honnold

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2018-10-02
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0393356914
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Including two new chapters on Alex Honnold’s free solo ascent of the iconic 3,000-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo Yosemite's El Capitan—to scale the wall without rope, a partner, or any protective gear—completing what was described as "the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport" (National Geographic) and "one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever" (New York Times). Already one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, Honnold has now been hailed as "the greatest climber of all time" (Vertical magazine). Alone on the Wall recounts the most astonishing achievements of Honnold’s extraordinary life and career, brimming with lessons on living fearlessly, taking risks, and maintaining focus even in the face of extreme danger. Now Honnold tells, for the first time and in his own words, the story of his 3 hours and 56 minutes on the sheer face of El Cap, which Outside called "the moon landing of free soloing…a generation-defining climb. Bad ass and beyond words…one of the pinnacle sporting moments of all time."

Alone on the Wall

Alone on the Wall
A Book

by Alex Honnold,David Roberts

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2015-11-09
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780393247626
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold, a visionary climber of the sort that comes along only once in a generation.

Alone on the Wall

Alone on the Wall
A Book

by Alex Honnold

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780393353174
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold, a visionary climber of the sort that comes along only once in a generation.

Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
A Book

by David Roberts

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2013-01-28
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0393089649
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?" This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

Powders and Bulk Solids

Powders and Bulk Solids
Behavior, Characterization, Storage and Flow

by Dietmar Schulze

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2007-09-26
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 3540737685
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book concentrates on powder flow properties, their measurement and applications. These topics are explained starting from the interactions between individual particles up to the design of silos. A wide range of problems are discussed – such as flow obstructions, segregation, and vibrations. The goal is to provide a deeper understanding of the powder flow, and to show practical solutions.

The American Adrenaline Narrative

The American Adrenaline Narrative
A Book

by Kristin J. Jacobson

  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 0820357189
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The attempt to understand the desires related to radical, risky acts like climbing to 29,028 feet as well as the everyday participation in and fascination with extreme lifestyles lays at the heart of this book and the extreme adventure narratives it studies. The American Adrenaline Narrative identifies and examines such stories' desiring natures and considers how perilous outdoor adventure tales, what the author terms "adrenaline narratives," simultaneously promote and hinder ecological sustainability. To explore these interdepended desires, the manuscript defines and compares adrenaline narratives by a range of American authors writing after the first Earth Day in 1970, selected as a crucial watershed for the contemporary American environmental movement and for cultures of the extreme. The forty-plus years since the first Earth Day mark the rise in the popularity and marketing of all things extreme-including sports, jobs, travel, beverages, gum, makeovers, laundry detergent, and even the environmental movement itself. This book and the term "adrenaline narrative" provide a classification for and analysis of the rapidly growing and wildly popular collection of narratives-primarily nonfiction, autobiographical, or biographical accounts-focused on extreme sports, lifestyle, and travel that emerge into the popular consciousness during a time of environmental activism that, like the adrenaline narratives themselves, range from conservative to radical acts. While literary or artistic merit, as a result, is not Jacobson's primary impetus for identifying and studying adrenaline narratives, attention to narrative form plays a key role in understanding their ecological messages and the ways the accounts deftly exploit form to craft suspenseful, page-turning exploits. The author's methods to map the American eco-imagination via adrenaline narratives are grounded in the traditional literary practice of close reading analysis and in ecofeminism. The book surveys a range of popular and lesser-known primary texts by American authors, including bestselling books-such as Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air and Aron Ralston's Between a Rock and a Hard Place-and lesser-known and read texts-such as Patricia C. McCairen's Canyon Solitude, Eddy L. Harris's Mississippi Solo, and Stacy Allison's Beyond the Limits. Jacobson primarily focuses on book-length nonfiction narratives; however, adrenaline narratives may also be found in print and online articles and magazines, feature length and short films, television shows, amateur videos, social networking sites, fiction, advertising, and blogs. Jacobson contends that these stories-whatever their format-comprise a distinctive genre because-unlike traditional nature, travel, and sports writing-adrenaline narratives sustain heightened risk or the element of the "extreme" within a natural setting. Additionally, reading these narratives as a separate genre provides important insight into the American environmental imagination's connection to masculinity and adventure"--

How Structures Work

How Structures Work
Design and Behaviour from Bridges to Buildings

by David Yeomans

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2009-08-03
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1405190175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The alliance between architecture and structural engineering is fundamental to the design of the buildings and bridges around us. Anyone who needs or wants to “understand” a building must have a good understanding of the structural concepts involved. Yet “structure” is often cloaked in mathematics – which many find difficult to get to grips with. How Structures Work has been written to explain the behaviour of structures in a clear way without resorting to complex mathematics. Using the minimum of mathematics it explains the structural concepts clearly, illustrated by many historical and contemporary examples, allowing readers to build up a general understanding of structures. In this way they can easily comprehend the structural aspects of buildings for themselves. Primarily aimed at students who require a good qualitative understanding of the behaviour of structures and their materials, it will be of particular interest to students of architecture and building surveying, plus architectural historians and conservationists. The straightforward, non-mathematical approach ensures it will also be suitable for a wider audience including building administrators, archaeologists and the interested layman.

The Impossible Climb

The Impossible Climb
Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

by Mark Synnott

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-03-05
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1101986654
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES MONTHLY BESTSELLER One of the 10 Best Books of March, Paste Magazine A deeply reported insider perspective of Alex Honnold’s historic achievement and the culture and history of climbing. “One of the most compelling accounts of a climb and the climbing ethos that I've ever read.”—Sebastian Junger In Mark Synnott’s unique window on the ethos of climbing, his friend Alex Honnold’s astonishing free solo ascent of El Capitan’s 3,000 feet of sheer granite is the central act. When Honnold topped out at 9:28 A.M. on June 3, 2017, having spent fewer than four hours on his historic ascent, the world gave a collective gasp. The New York Times described it as “one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever.” Synnott’s personal history of his own obsession with climbing since he was a teenager—through professional climbing triumphs and defeats, and the dilemmas they render—makes this a deeply reported, enchanting revelation about living life to the fullest. What are we doing if not an impossible climb? Synnott delves into a raggedy culture that emerged decades earlier during Yosemite’s Golden Age, when pioneering climbers like Royal Robbins and Warren Harding invented the sport that Honnold would turn on its ear. Painting an authentic, wry portrait of climbing history and profiling Yosemite heroes and the harlequin tribes of climbers known as the Stonemasters and the Stone Monkeys, Synnott weaves in his own experiences with poignant insight and wit: tensions burst on the mile-high northwest face of Pakistan’s Great Trango Tower; fellow climber Jimmy Chin miraculously persuades an official in the Borneo jungle to allow Honnold’s first foreign expedition, led by Synnott, to continue; armed bandits accost the same trio at the foot of a tower in the Chad desert . . . The Impossible Climb is an emotional drama driven by people exploring the limits of human potential and seeking a perfect, choreographed dance with nature. Honnold dared far beyond the ordinary, beyond any climber in history. But this story of sublime heights is really about all of us. Who doesn’t need to face down fear and make the most of the time we have?

Once Upon a Time in Russia and the United States

Once Upon a Time in Russia and the United States
A Book

by Serguei Blinov

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2013-11
  • Pages : 836
  • ISBN : 1491714956
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Author Serguei Blinov grew up in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as the son of an engineer and a high school history teacher. Early on in life, he set his sights on becoming a medical doctor. He also met the love of his life, Lioudmila Vertiasheva. She graduated before him as a pediatric medical doctor before getting a job at a maternity hospital. Soon thereafter, Blinov also found himself working in medicine.In this, his memoir, Blinov recalls the hard work it took for him to succeed, the good times, and the bad--as well as what led him and his family to the United States of America. His honest assessment of life in both the Soviet Union and the United States showcases cultural differences and the positives and negatives of communism and capitalism.If you're interested in learning more about the former Soviet Union and what life there was really like, this personal narrative offers firsthand accounts of villages, agriculture, the educational system, and everyday life. What's more, Blinov relives his experiences from his first memory to the present, recounting in great detail each event that shaped him into the man he is today.

The History of Israel

The History of Israel
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Standard Publishing
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9780784719053
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ideal for lay Bible teachers, small group leaders, or any student of the Bible, this reference library provides a thorough look at Bible passages and events while applying a practical message for today's believers.

Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror
A Book

by Bryan Kovach

  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release : 2009-08-19
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 142698443X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this epic science fiction adventure, an unlikely pair of brilliant researchers team up in Northern Israel to probe the ruins of Tel Hazor. Twenty-three-year-old scholar Hannah Aston has extensively studied Near Eastern History and Biblical Archaeologyher partner, Seijung Ford, is intended to be the next great genius of applied physics and engineering. As they explore the underground passages and tunnels beneath the ruins, their watches suddenly stop as a figure stands in the light in front of them. Without warning, the two researchers are immersed in a world where Val Anna, a displaced girl from the early twentieth century, becomes a scapegoat for travelers from other worlds locked in an ancient war. An heirloom artifact transports her back to the Auriga, a spacecraft buried deep beneath the Canaanite city of Hazor, and Val Anna must confront Kal-Nergal, a Mesopotamian slave-boy who has become a sorcerer. As Kal-Nergal attempts to use his special powers to jeopardize mankinds survival for the sake of revenge, Val Anna must try to thwart his plan and, in the process, may destroy her only way home.

The Lord's Right in Languedoc

The Lord's Right in Languedoc
An Historical Novel

by S. Fowler Wright

  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release : 2010-07-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1434411591
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In medieval France, Count Gismond becomes locked in an escalating war of nerves between himself, the nearby town of Faucon-bas, and a mercenary captain named Halt Redwood. Gismond needs money to finance his lavish lifestyle, and the townsfolk refuse to give it. Both the Count and the town seek outside help in their war for dominance, with Redwood caught squarely in the middle. Another fascinating tale of intrigue and politics by a master writer.

The Boy at the Gate

The Boy at the Gate
A Memoir

by Danny Ellis

  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release : 2013-09-01
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1628722940
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Danny Ellis is a survivor, strong and resilient. An acclaimed singer/songwriter, he is proud of the way he handled his difficult past: poverty in the 1950s Dublin slums and the brutality of the Artane Industrial School. He felt as though he had safely disposed of it all, until one night, while writing the powerful song that would launch his highly-praised album, 800 Voices ("A searing testament." —Irish Times), Danny's past crept back to haunt him. Confronted by forgotten memories of betrayal and abandonment, he was stunned to discover that his eight-year-old self was still trapped in a world he thought he had left behind. Although unnerved by his experience, Danny begins an arduous journey that leads him back to the streets of Dublin, the tenement slums, and, ultimately, the malice and mischief of the Artane playground. What he discovers with each twist and turn of his odyssey will forever change his life. Elegantly written, this is a brutally honest, often harrowing, depiction of a young boy's struggle to survive orphanage life, and stands as an inspiring testament to the healing power of music and love.

Escalante's Dream

Escalante's Dream
On the Trail of the Spanish Discovery of the Southwest

by David Roberts

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2020-11-17
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9780393358452
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Famed adventure writer David Roberts re-creates the extraordinary 1,700-mile journey of the eighteenth-century Domínguez-Escalante scouting expedition.

Marathon

Marathon
A Book

by Christian Cameron

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-08-18
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1409114104
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two and a half thousand years ago, the Greeks and the Persians fought an epic battle to decide the future of the world... Arimnestos of Plataea grew up wanting to be a bronzesmith, like his father. Then, in the chaos of war, he was taken to a city in the Persian empire and sold as a slave. To win his freedom he had to show that he could fight and kill. Now, to preserve that freedom, he must kill again. For the Persians are coming. A vast army sent by King Darius to put down the rebellious Greeks and burn the city of Athens to the ground. Standing against them on the plain of Marathon is a much smaller force of Athenians, alongside their Plataean allies. To defeat such overwhelming force seems impossible. And yet to yield would mean the destruction of everything the Greeks have dreamed of. In the dust and heat of Marathon, in the clash of shields and the rush of spears, amid the thunder of hooves and the screams of the dying, those dreams will undergo their fiercest test - and Arimnestos and his Greek comrades will discover the true price of freedom.

Chaosmage

Chaosmage
Age of Darkness, Book 3

by Stephen Aryan

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-10-13
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0356504824
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Stephen Aryan puts the epic into Epic Fantasy' Den Patrick ***One of Fantasy Faction's Best Books of the year*** Voechenka is a city under siege. Its restless dead attack every night, begging the living to join them beyond the grave. Three survivors will fight to save the city. TAMMY, whose investigation could rescue Voechenka from its grisly fate. ZANNAH, who must pay penance for her war crimes. And BALFRUSS: scholar, traveller, and legendary battlemage. 'Epic fantasy for readers who appreciate extra helpings of carnage with their backstabbing' Publishers Weekly on Battlemage 'Aryan's battle scenes are visceral masterpieces that transport the reader deep into the melee' Taran Matharu, author of the Summoner novels For more from Stephen Aryan, check out: Age of Darkness Battlemage Bloodmage Chaosmage The Age of Dread Mageborn Magefall ebook-only novella: Of Gods and Men

Caffaro, Genoa and the Twelfth-Century Crusades

Caffaro, Genoa and the Twelfth-Century Crusades
A Book

by Martin Hall

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-04-15
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1317170202
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume provides the first comprehensive English translation, with a substantial introduction and notes, of the writings of Caffaro of Genoa, as well as related texts and documents on Genoa and the crusades. The majority of early crusading historiography is from a northern European and clerical perspective. Here is a very different voice, one with a more secular, Mediterranean tone. To see the similarities and differences with the mainstream sources offers an exciting new dimension to our understanding of the reception of crusading ideas in the Mediterranean and, given Genoa’s prominence in the commercial world, can help to illuminate the complex and controversial relationship between holy war and financial gain. Caffaro’s main composition, the ’Annals’ of Genoa, began with the First Crusade and extended down to 1163. It also covers the city’s dealings with the Papacy, the German Empire, Sicily, Muslim Spain, and Pisa, as well as the development of Genoa itself. Sections from Caffaro’s continuators take the story down to the Third Crusade. Caffaro’s two other texts are exclusively about the crusades: ’The Liberation of the Cities of the East’ and ’The Capture of Almería and Tortosa’, while associated with him but of a later date is the ’Short History of Jerusalem’. Alongside these narratives are a number of charters and letters that relate to, and complement, the main texts. These relate to matters such as Genoese privileges in the Holy Land and form a valuable resource in their own right. Placed alongside Caffaro’s narratives they can show the blend of commercial energy, civic pride and religious conviction that were the basis of Genoese activity in the complex world of the medieval Mediterranean.

Care and Repair of the House Including Minor Improvements

Care and Repair of the House Including Minor Improvements
A Book

by Vincent Baldwin Phelan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1931
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aunt Charlotte's Greek History

Aunt Charlotte's Greek History
A Book

by Charlotte Mary Yonge

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 3867413886
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greek history told in short stories, from ancient times to the Kingdom Of Greece in the 19th century. Not only entertaining for young readers! Originally released in 1876.

Kate Gallagher and the Bexus Prophecy

Kate Gallagher and the Bexus Prophecy
A Book

by Alan Cumming

  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Release : 2014-04
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1482891603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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She stopped and raised the torch. Kate looked. Alone on the wall was the figure of a girl with ice blue eyes and skin that glowed with a pure golden aura, standing out like an island in a dark black lagoon. ... There was no mistaking the identity of the tiny figure. Kate was staring at her own image burned into the wall. Bexus is another world, a hostile world of magic, adventure, and tremendous danger, and there's only one way to get there-die. Neither heaven nor hell, Bexus is a world where the souls of the dead get a second chance. When Kate Gallagher awakens in Bexus after she is killed in a train wreck, she finds that her soul has retained a powerful memory of her earthly form. She also finds she bears a very dangerous mark-a golden aura that indicates purity and possibly the fulfilment of a prophecy. Kate finds herself chosen and suddenly thrust into the middle of a conflict she cannot hope to survive. With nowhere to turn and an entire world counting on her, Kate has no choice but to set out to fulfil her destiny. But Kate and her new friends are not the only ones who know of the prophecy that foretold her arrival. Varak, the tyrant lord of Bexus, is well aware of what her coming could mean for him. He's determined to capture and kill Kate before she can fulfil her destiny and return peace to Bexus.