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.

Buried in the Sky

Author: Peter Zuckerman,Amanda Padoan

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0393345416

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 0

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Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Award for Mountain Literature "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

View: 8794


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.

Curious Warnings

Author: M.R. James

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857388061

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 963


A lavishly illustrated collector's edition containing all the supernatural tales ever written by M.R. James, the undisputed father of the modern ghost story. 'James is clearly the best that's ever been' MARK GATISS M.R. James is one of the finest authors of supernatural fiction in the English language and revered as the father of the modern English ghost story. Many of his stories were originally written as Christmas entertainments and were read aloud by the author to selected gatherings of friends. 'There are all sorts of writers of all sorts of nightmares, but M.R. James wrote the best ghost stories. He may well have created the ghost story in its current form. Nobody can do what he did as well as he could' NEIL GAIMAN Authorised by the writer's estate, Curious Warnings: The Complete Ghost Stories is the only volume that collects together all of James' much-loved supernatural tales - including the classics, 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad', 'A Warning to the Curious' and 'Canon Alberic's Scrapbook' - together with his novel The Five Jars, story fragments, essays and poetry. Illustrated by award-winning artist Les Edwards and featuring an extensive historical Afterword by editor Stephen Jones, this is the ultimate collection for fans of M.R. James and the classic British ghost story.

The Archaeology of Death and Burial

Author: Mike Parker Pearson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750999039

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 9485


The archaeology of death and burial is central to our attempts to understand vanished societies. Through the remains of funerary rituals we can learn not only about the attitudes of prehistoric people to death and the afterlife, but also about their way of life, their social organisation and their view of the world. This ambitious book reviews the latest research in this huge and important field, and describes the sometimes controversial interpretations that have led to rapid advances in our understanding of life and death in the distant past. A unique overview and synthesis of one of the most revealing fields of research into the past, it covers archaeology's most breathtaking discoveries, from Tutankhamen to the Ice Man, and will find a keen market among archaeologists, historians and others who have a professional interest in, or general curiosity about, death and burial.

The Grand Design

Author: John Marco

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0804180857

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 1739


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: 3804


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

ISBN: 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: 2351


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

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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.