Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

Author: Peter Zuckerman,Amanda Padoan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393084086

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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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.

Summary of Peter Zuckerman & Amanda Padoan's Buried in the Sky

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669359573

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 19

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Chhiring’s first name, Cheerful, was a reflection of his determination. He was always cheerful, and his clients praised his attitude. He was always moving fast, and he couldn’t control the pace. Speed was hardwired into his DNA. #2 The Sherpa people of Rolwaling Valley are a small ethnicity that inhabit Beding and the other villages of the Rolwaling Valley. They rarely describe themselves this way, preferring to recognize what they have: faith and a self-reliant community. #3 The legend of Guru Rinpoche and the demons of Rolwaling is a scare tactic used to get visitors to visit the valley more often. The younger generation is less concerned with the apocalypse. #4 Rolwaling was a beyul, a frontier community that granted amnesty to refugees. It was thought to be guarded by a powerful mountain goddess. The Sherpa people relied on local materials and their own labor to feed and clothe themselves.

The Grand Design

Author: John Marco

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0804180857

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 5503

From John Marco comes the epic sequel to his thrilling debut military fantasy, The Jackel of Nar. An infamous warrior is once again caught between two irrexixtible forces, and his choice may change the world... Prince Richius Vantran, the Jackal of Nar, has fled into exile. Meanwhile, Nar has exploded in civil war. The conflict is being waged between the religious fanatics of Bishop Herrith, who follow the Light of God, and the ruthless followers of Count Biagio and his Black Renaissance. As the terrifying slaughter mounts, fueled by the development of hideous new war machines, Vantran is offered a chance to ally with a third faction and take his revenge against his ancient enemy Biagio. But Biagio, a master of deception and intrigue, has a grand design to gain total power that involves luring Vantran's new allies into a deadly trap. As for Vantran, Biagio has a special punishment: to strike the warrior-prince's only weakness...Vantran's innocent daughter. And Vantran himself will unwittingly seal the young girl's fate.

Heaven Is Too Far Away

Author: Louis Shalako

Publisher: Long Cool One Books

ISBN: 0986687103

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6896

Funnier than Kelly’s Heroes, darker in places than Catch-22, and more irreverent than M*A*S*H, this satirical WW I Royal Flying Corps memoir will leave the reader in stitches and historians shaking their heads. The most aggressive pilot wins. Lieutenant-Colonel Tucker racks up quite a score, and it's not just enemy aircraft either, for the tall and heavily decorated Will Tucker. He likes the ladies and they like him. The fact that he flies against the Red Baron and lives to write his memoirs is just a bonus.

The Economist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Commerce

Page: N.A

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The Halloween Tree

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007539894

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

View: 1186

A classic tale of horror and adventure from the master of storytelling, Ray Bradbury.

The Creation of the Zulu Kingdom, 1815–1828

Author: Elizabeth A. Eldredge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316062082

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2062

This scholarly account traces the emergence of the Zulu Kingdom in South Africa in the early nineteenth century, under the rule of the ambitious and iconic King Shaka. In contrast to recent literary analyses of myths of Shaka, this book uses the richness of Zulu oral traditions and a comprehensive body of written sources to provide a compelling narrative and analysis of the events and people of the era of Shaka's rule. The oral traditions portray Shaka as rewarding courage and loyalty, and punishing failure; as ordering the targeted killing of his own subjects, both warriors and civilians, to ensure compliance to his rule; and as arrogant and shrewd, but kind to the poor and the mentally disabled. The rich and diverse oral traditions, transmitted from generation to generation, reveal the important roles and fates of men and women, royal and subject, from the perspectives of those who experienced Shaka's rule and the dramatic emergence of the Zulu Kingdom.

The Hand of God in American History

Author: Robert Ellis Thompson

Publisher: Trumpet Press


Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 8674

This book contains three books in one; all on the same subject, which is God’s guiding hand in the founding and progress of the United States of America. Book One THE HAND OF GOD IN AMERICAN HISTORY A Study of Divine Providence as Seen in the Life and Mission of a Nation By Wilbur Fisk Tillett, D.D.,LL.D., 1923 Chapter 1: God's Use of Nations Chapter 2: Christopher Columbus, The Christ-Bearer Chapter 3: The Faith of Our Fathers Chapter 4: The Religious Faith and Moral Character of Our Presidents Chapter 5: Our Ethical Idealism and Altruism Chapter 6: What Makes a Nation Great? ------------------------- Book Two THE HAND OF GOD IN AMERICAN HISTORY By: John F. Bigelow 1861 If we look into the History of Nations, we shall find that not a few of them supposed themselves to be the special favorites of Divine Providence. If we inquire also into the state of national feeling, as it now exists in different countries, we shall find, in numbers of them, no lack of present evidences of the same assumption. . . . Does the story of other nations tell of remarkable events, of hairbreadth escapes, of wonderful deliverances, of daring exploits and grand achievements? The annals of the Israelites relate those, the equal of which veritable history nowhere else records, and which the most romantic legend has hardly surpassed. In the case of the American people, as in that of the Jews, we believe that it is no dictate of national vanity, when we claim that God has given us a history unique and peculiar: when we claim that "He hath not so dealt with any nation." Accordingly the subject, on which I propose to address you at this time is, the Hand of God in American History. I. In the first place, let me point you to some of the manifestations and developments of peculiar Providential agency in our historical career. ------------------------- GOD'S HAND IN AMERICA By the Rev. George B. Cheever 1841 1. That God is governor among the nations. 2. That he deals with nations on the same principles as with Individuals. 3. That the responsibilities and duties of nations as individuals, are commensurate with their capabilities, opportunities, and mercies. 4. That the disregard and violation of this principle will be followed with the divine retribution, and if persisted in, must result in national degradation and ruin. 5. That in the light of these principles an enumeration of the elements of national gratitude, is an exceedingly solemn and admonitory service. These propositions may occupy two or three of the following chapters, and afterwards the main subject to which they are introductory will be discussed, viz: The opportunities and responsibilities of this country for its own and the world's evangelization. Here opens that most striking aspect of providence and duty, to which I have referred in the general title of this volume; a title which may be pardoned for its apparent singularity and quaintness, in consideration of its condensed expression of a most comprehensive and important theme.

Tone in Yongning~Na

Author: Alexis Michaud

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 3946234860

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 613

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Yongning Na, also known as Mosuo, is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Southwest China. This book provides a description and analysis of its tone system, progressing from lexical tones towards morphotonology. Tonal changes permeate numerous aspects of the morphosyntax of Yongning Na; they are not the product of a small set of phonological rules, but of a host of rules that are restricted to specific morphosyntactic contexts. Rich morphotonological systems have been reported in this area of Sino-Tibetan, but book-length descriptions remain few. This study of an endangered language contributes to a better understanding of the diversity of prosodic systems in East Asia. The analysis is based on original fieldwork data (made available online), collected over the course of ten years, commencing in 2006.

The Adventures of Nihu

Author: Omoruyi Uwuigiaren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 2765900914

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 9340

This novel is a classic legend of a young hero’s magical journey through a fantasy world where he is tested with incredible challenges that can only stem from the soul of the author’s genuine African culture and vivid imagination. Being falsely accused of a crime, Nihu, a tribal African boy, is banished to the Lonely Forest. In order to regain his freedom, he must find a way to defeat the unbeatable and front challenges that draw analogies to our own realities. Like The Lord of the Rings, this epic high fantasy novel carries the reader to another time and place. Nihu gets sucked into a world inside of a stone, visits a powerful ruler in an underwater city, and befriends a group of refugees. The Adventures of Nihu will not only allow an audience of all ages to escape their own realities, but draw them into a world of high hopes, powers, and unimaginable desires.