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Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
A Book

by Jon Krakauer

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 1998-11-12
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0679462716
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Thin Air

Thin Air
A Book

by Lisa Gray

  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Release : 2019-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781542093644
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Lisa Gray explodes onto the literary stage with this taut, edge-of-the-seat thriller, and her headstrong protagonist, Jessica Shaw, reminiscent of Lee Child's Jack Reacher, delivers a serious punch." --Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author She investigates missing persons--now she is one. Private investigator Jessica Shaw is used to getting anonymous tips. But after receiving a photo of a three-year-old kidnapped from Los Angeles twenty-five years ago, Jessica is stunned to recognize the little girl as herself. Eager for answers, Jessica heads to LA's dark underbelly. When she learns that her biological mother was killed the night she was abducted, Jessica's determined to solve a case the police have forgotten. Meanwhile, veteran LAPD detective Jason Pryce is in the midst of a gruesome investigation into a murdered college student moonlighting as a prostitute. A chance encounter leads to them crossing paths, but Jessica soon realizes that Pryce is hiding something about her father's checkered history and her mother's death. To solve her mother's murder and her own disappearance, Jessica must dig into the past and find the secrets buried there. But the air gets thinner as she crawls closer to the truth, and it's getting harder and harder to breathe.

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air
A True Story of Impossible Murder in Iceland

by Anthony Adeane

  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Release : 2018-10-30
  • Pages : 542
  • 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?

Thin Air

Thin Air
A Book

by Richard K. Morgan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780345493132
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thin Air

Thin Air
Encounters in the Himalayas

by Greg Child

  • Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 220
  • 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

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air
Running Wisdom and Magic from Above the Clouds in Ethiopia

by Michael Crawley

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-11-12
  • Pages : 272
  • 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.

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
A Book

by Jon Krakauer

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 1998-11-12
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0679462716
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Mercy of Thin Air

The Mercy of Thin Air
A Novel

by Ronlyn Domingue

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2006-06-20
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 0743278828
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dying in a tragic accident while in the throes of a wonderful love affair with Andrew, Razi Nolan of 1920s New Orleans chooses to become a ghost and haunts the house of a young couple, to whom she reveals the mystery of her life and love. A first novel. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Thin Air

Thin Air
A Book

by Michelle Paver

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 9781785414039
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Himalayas, 1935: Five Englishmen set off from Darjeeling, determined to be the first to conquer the summit of Kangchenjunga, third highest peak on earth. Their inspiration is a book by Charles Lyell, leader of an ill-fated expedition twenty-eight years before, which regales his heroism in the face of extreme odds. But courage can only take them so far - and the mountain is not their only foe. Charles Tennant, a survivor of the Lyell expedition haunted by his experience, warns them of dark things ahead; and it isn't long before macabre events hint that the climbers are not as isolated - or safe - as they think. As mountain sickness and the horrors of extreme altitude set in, the past refuses to stay buried. And sometimes, the truth won't set you free ...

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air
Dinosaurs, Birds, and Earth's Ancient Atmosphere

by Peter Ward

  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 2006-09-26
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9780309141239
  • 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
A Book

by Ann Cleeves

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2014-09-11
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 023076813X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thin Air is the sixth book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series – a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall as detective Jimmy Perez. A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Unst, Shetland's most northerly island, to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears – apparently into thin air. It's mid-summer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists. The following day, Eleanor's friend Polly receives an email. It appears to be a suicide note, saying she'll never be found alive. And then Eleanor's body is discovered, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge. Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to Unst to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of a local child who drowned in the 1920s. Her interest in the ghost had seemed unhealthy – obsessive, even – to her friends: an indication of a troubled mind. But Jimmy and Willow are convinced that there is more to Eleanor's death than they first thought. Is there a secret that lies behind the myth? One so shocking that someone would kill – many years later – to protect? Ann Cleeves' striking Shetland novel explores the tensions between tradition and modernity that lie deep at the heart of a community, and how events from the past can have devastating effects on the present. Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water, Cold Earth and Wild Fire.

Thin Air

Thin Air
A Book

by Stephen Curtis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thin Air

Thin Air
How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives

by Dann Anthony Maurno,Louis Sirico

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2010-04-29
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 1439804400
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although Lean and wireless professionals seek the same goals, few are fluent in each other’s language. Those who are have already helped their companies tap into the competitive advantages possible by integrating wireless technology into a Lean culture of continuous process improvement. Highlighting wireless as a powerful and inherently Lean tool, Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives proposes practices and paradigms to help you seamlessly integrate these two dynamic resources for virtually effortless process improvements. This authoritative resource discusses the application of a wide range of wireless technologies, including RFID, wireless sensor networks (WSNs), real-time location systems (RTLSs), and global positioning systems (GPS). It addresses the modernization of infrastructure, elimination of costly hardware and redundant equipment, the facilitation of e-Kanban, and the provision of real-time visibility into any operation. It also touches upon "airsourcing," the wireless cousin of outsourcing. The book contains a strong healthcare component with a case study on Mercy Medical Center that appears throughout the text. Drawing on success stories from dozens of companies, including American Apparel, the US Postal Service, Ford, Boeing, and Motorola, this complete resource also gives you access to a Lean Wireless ROI Calculator you can use to input values unique to your company’s operations and calculate estimated savings in labor and excess capacity. If you are a wireless technology provider or user, this book will help you understand how to maintain a focus on creating value. If you are a Lean practitioner, you will learn how to use wireless technology to fulfill your mission of continuous improvement.

Thin Air

Thin Air
A One-act Comedy/drama

by Bryan Patrick Harnetiaux

  • Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9781583421697
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thin Air

Thin Air
The heart-stopping urban fantasy adventure

by Rachel Caine

  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Release : 2011-03-14
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN : 074901055X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 heart, 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...

Thin Air

Thin Air
A Book

by Robert B. Parker

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1996-04-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1101546573
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Her name is Lisa St. Claire. Her husband's a cop. Her whereabouts are unknown. Spenser thought he could help a friend find his missing wife. Until he learned the nasty truth about Lisa St. Claire. For starters, it's not her real name...

Thin Air

Thin Air
A Novel

by Kate Thompson

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2013-07-16
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 1480424188
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Set on a farm on Ireland’s West Coast, this gripping novel by Kate Thompson revolves around a missing teenager—and the shattering effect of her disappearance upon her family and friends Nineteen-year-old Martina Keane has vanished, seemingly into thin air. She rode off one morning, and her horse, Specks, came home without her. Martina’s father, Gerard, soon falls under suspicion, and her mother, Brigid, finds she must reevaluate her narrow, materialist existence. With their world turned upside down and their parents emotionally absent, Martina’s teenaged brother, Joseph, and their younger sister, Aine, are left to deal with the disaster in their own, very different ways. Set on the borderlines of the modern and the traditional, the material and the mythical, Thin Air is the story of a family coming apart at the seams . . . and coming together again.

Thin Air

Thin Air
New Earth #5

by Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2000-09-13
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0743422236
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many light-years away from the safety of the Federation, the Starship Enterprise stands guard over an unstable alien world whose unique natural resources could change the balance of power throughout the Star Trek galaxy. Against all odds, Captain James T. Kirk and his crew have preserved the struggling Federation colony on Belle Terre, but their heroic efforts may have been in vain. In a last-ditch attempt to drive the entrenched settlers off their new home, the alien species Kauld have contaminated the planet’s atmosphere with a destructive biochemical agent that will soon render the entire world uninhabitable to human life. With only weeks to spare, Spock races to find a scientific solution to their dire predicament, while Kirk takes the battle to the enemy, determined to wrest the secret of their salvation from the very forces out to destroy the future of this new Earth.

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air
Dinosaurs, Birds, and Earth's Ancient Atmosphere

by Peter Ward

  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 2006-09-26
  • Pages : 296
  • 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.

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
A Book

by Cindy Miles

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2007-11-06
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101043158
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.