7 Summits: A Nurse's Quest to Conquer Mountaineering and Life

Author: Patrick Hickey

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449662277

Category: Medical

Page: 257

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7 Summits: A Nurse's Quest to Conquer Mountaineering and Life tells the story of how hard work, persistence, a belief in oneself, and the support of family and friends can get one to the top of the world. This book is the story of Patrick Hickey’s journey as an insecure youth dealing with the challenges of rural life, meager financial resources, and awkward peer interactions. Despite his challenges, he harbored dreams of adventure, faraway places, and success in life. A support network of family, friends, and eventually co-workers played key roles in his direction to a successful career as a university nursing professor, an adventure traveler, and the first nurse in the world to successfully summit the highest mountain on each of the 7 continents of the world. This book explores the broader perspectives of goal setting, motivation, dedication, and the pursuit of challenge in the face of extreme adversity. This book is a captivating story and a must-have for every practicing or student nurse.

The Seven Summits of Success

Author: Robert Heller,Rebecca Stephens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857084739

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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When Rebecca Stephens first formed her goal of climbing Everest she was a young journalist with hardly any climbing experience, but with a strong vision and limitless determination to achieve her dream. It was a highly ambitious goal for such an inexperienced climber. Yet only four years on, she became the first British woman to climb the highest mountain in the world. That achievement led directly to her second great ambition: to be the first British woman to climb the Seven Summits, the tallest peak on each of the world's seven continents. In this inspiring book, Rebecca Stephens and management guru Robert Heller join forces to explore the mental skills, practical abilities and psychological powers that enabled her to achieve her dream. Whatever your personal ambition may be, the lessons of this unique book will lead you to identify, master and scale your own individual heights.

Memoirs of My Life

Author: John Charles Frémont,Jessie Benton Frémont

Publisher: N.A


Category: Discoveries in geography

Page: 655

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During his remarkable life, John Charles Frémont served as a senator for the newly-formed state of California, led Union troops in the Civil War, and was governor of the territory of Arizona. His race for the presidency in 1856 brought prestige to the fledgling Republican Party, yet despite his popularity, his uncompromising determination to abolish slavery cost him the election. For all of his experiences in politics and the military, it was the earlier decades of Frémont's life that were the most exciting. Shortly after graduating from college, he joined a mapping expedition and surveyed the hills of South Carolina and Tennessee for the government. Eager to continue exploring, Frémont went on five more expeditions to America west of the Appalachians during the years from 1839 to 1846. He traveled up the Missouri river, crossed the Rocky Mountains, and reached the West Coast on several journeys, often with his friend Kit Carson, the legendary mountain man. In Memoirs of My Life, Frémont recounts those years in the wilderness, encountering the fabulous landscapes and native people of America's interior before the westward expansion of the U. S. His journeys across the unmapped prairies, mountains, and deserts offer a wonderful glimpse of North America's natural grandeur in its original state.

Memoirs of My Life and Times

Author: John Charles Fremont

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 1461732093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 696

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Civil War general Fremont recounts his early years, when he explored the American West from 1828 to 1846 with Kit Carson.

Summits of My Life

Author: Kilian Jornet

Publisher: VELOPRESS

ISBN: 9781937715908

Category: Long-distance runners

Page: 208

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Kilian Jornet is the world_s fastest mountain climber, ultrarunner, and ski mountaineer and his Summits of My Life project is his most ambitious achievement: the 29 year-old Spaniard challenged ascent and descent records for the world_s most important mountains including Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Mt. Elbrus, Denali, Aconcagua, and Mount Everest. By using all his talent in ultrarunning, climbing, and skiing, Jornet made worldwide headlines with his jaw-dropping, superhuman climbs. In this illustrated, info-packed, and awe-inspiring account, Jornet documents his successful attempts to set new roundtrip FKTs (fastest-known times) while following his own ethic of climbing simply, purely, with minimal gear, and with love and respect for the environment and the mountains. Summits of My Life includes his preparation, his successes and failures, facts and elevation maps, and mind-blowing statistics along with Jornet_s personal commentary and inspiring photographs. With every new record, Jornet achieves the unthinkable and pushes the boundaries of mountaineer, ultrarunning, and ski mountaineering. Now, as his project nears completion, Jornet_s Summits of My Life will awe and thrill readers.

Communities Of Innovation: How Organizations Harness Collective Creativity And Build Resilience

Author: Patrick Cohendet,Madanmohan Rao,Ruiz Emilie,Benoit Sarazin,Laurent Simon

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9811234299

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 412

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This book describes the important role played by communities in innovation processes and how organizations can benefit from it. A community brings together individuals who share a common passion for a given area of knowledge and can contribute to innovation at different levels: capitalization of good practices, problem solving, sharing of expertise, or development of new and creative ideas. The literature has progressively identified many variants of communities such as communities of practice, epistemic communities, communities of interest, virtual communities, etc. These forms of communities differ regarding the type of the specialized activities of knowledge on which they focus. As practitioners and academics increasingly emphasized the needs of collaborative approaches in innovation, they progressively challenged the traditional idea that innovation is mainly generated by hierarchical corporate departments and highlighted the active role that communities play in innovation processes. The aim of this book is to shed light, using multiple examples, on the proactive and fundamental role of communities in the new innovation practices of organizations.

My Life of Ministry, Writing, Teaching, and Traveling

Author: Mark G. Boyer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725287994

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 550

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In My Life of Ministry, Writing, Teaching, and Traveling: The Autobiography of an Old Mines Missionary, I present my life as a child growing up in a French village about sixty miles south of St. Louis in the middle of the twentieth century. After eighteen years of life in Old Mines, the oldest settlement in the state of Missouri, I moved to St. Louis for four years and then to St. Meinrad, Indiana, for four years where education opened my eyes to a world very much larger than my village of origin. Life continued for me after ordination as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in Springfield and Joplin, Missouri. Because my life is the thread stitching together this book, I have made it manageable by dividing it into four categories: ministry, writing, teaching, and travel. These categories contain the stories of others whose life threads of seventy years are woven into my lifetime tapestry. This is my autobiography—one of a missionary from Old Mines to the thirty-nine counties forming the southern third of the state of Missouri—composed during my seventieth year of life.


Author: Michel Houellebecq

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473535077

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

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In a near-future France, François, a middle-aged academic, is watching his life slowly dwindle to nothing. His sex drive is diminished, his parents are dead, and his lifelong obsession – the ideas and works of the nineteenth-century novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans – has led him nowhere. In a late-capitalist society where consumerism has become the new religion, François is spiritually barren, but seeking to fill the vacuum of his existence. And he is not alone. As the 2022 Presidential election approaches, two candidates emerge as favourites: Marine Le Pen of the Front National, and Muhammed Ben Abbes of the nascent Muslim Fraternity. Forming a controversial alliance with the mainstream parties, Ben Abbes sweeps to power, and overnight the country is transformed. Islamic law comes into force: women are veiled, polygamy is encouraged and, for François, life is set on a new course. Submission is both a devastating satire and a profound meditation on isolation, faith and love. It is a startling new work by one of the most provocative and prescient novelists of today.