Into Thin Air

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  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN : 0679462716
  • Rating : 4/5 from 211 reviews
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Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 12 November 1998
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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

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  • Author : Richard Morgan
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 25 October 2018
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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

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 06 October 2016
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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.

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  • Author : Ann Cleeves
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 11 September 2014
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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

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  • Author : Robert B. Parker,Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release : 03 August 1996
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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.

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  • Author : Michael Crawley
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 12 November 2020
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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

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  • Author : Jayashree Thatte Bhat
  • Publisher : Austin Macauley
  • Release : 30 January 2020
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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

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  • Author : Peter Ward
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 26 September 2006
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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

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  • Author : Anthony Adeane
  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Release : 30 October 2018
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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

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  • Author : Ana Claudia Antunes
  • Publisher : Babelcube Inc.
  • Release : 10 November 2014
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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

Into Thin Air

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  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 06 July 2011
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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

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  • Author : Pat Colander
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
  • Release : 03 August 1982
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Relates the true story of the disappearance of Helen Brach, widow and heiress of multimillionaire Frank Brach, discussing Brach's background, court proceedings, police and private investigations, motives and suspects in the case

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
  • Author : Franklin W. Dixon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 22 October 2013
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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.