To Reach the Clouds

Author: Philippe Petit

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1429921862

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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An artist of the air re-creates his six-year plot to pull off an act of incomparable beauty and imagination One late-summer day, a feat of unimaginable audacity was perpetrated on the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The year was 1974. A hundred thousand people gathered on the ground to watch in awe as twenty-four-year-old high wire artist Philippe Petit made eight crossings between the all-but-completed towers, a quarter mile above the earth, over the course of nearly an hour. Petit's achievement made headlines around the world. Yet few who saw or heard about it realized that it was the fulfillment of a dream he had nurtured for six years, rekindling it each time it was in danger of expiring. His accomplices were a motley crew of foreigners and Americans, who under Petit's direction had conpired, connived, labored, argued, rehearsed, and improvised to make possible an act of unsurpassed aerial artistry. In this visually and verbally stunning book, Petit tells for the first time the dramatic story of this history-making walk, from conception and clandestine planning to the performance and its aftermath. The account draws on Petit's journals, which capture everything from his budgets to his strategies for rigging a high wire in the dead of night between two of the most secure towers in the world. It is animated by photographs taken by two of Petit's collaborators, and by his own wonderfully evocative sketches and unquenchable humor.

The Walk

Author: Philippe Petit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571326907

Category: Adventure

Page: 240

View: 3769


In 1974, a young Frenchman secretly - and illegally - rigged a tightrope between the Twin Towers. He made eight crossings in an hour, while 100,000 people watched in the streets of New York. Here, Petit recreates his six-and-a-half-year quest to realize his dream.

Shobha Priya

Author: Praveen Kumar

Publisher: AUTHOR

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 383

View: 337


Poems authored by Praveen Kumar

Portraits of Passion

Author: Praveen Kumar

Publisher: AUTHOR

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 205

View: 7225


Lupmy Eared

Author: Dr. Ariana Farnadpour

Publisher: Bigfoot Publications

ISBN: 8195039294

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 605


Lumpy-eared:Elephants do not believe in borders like birds, but they can not fly. Do you think that free and border less life is possible only in the heavens? Cuckoo:I'm not saying it's completely true. My mother took refuge in the sky like a beautiful palm tree!– A beautiful palm, which, although rooted in the soil, spreads its green leaves in the farthest point of the earth, in the blue sky! My mother also took refuge in the sky because the earth was not a safe place for her; the earth captivated her while the sky freed her; never the less,she was always thinking about her land, where she said goodbye to her father and husband! She always missed the ground because her root was in there, not the sky! ‘Lumpy-eared’An unheard of tale of the mysterious life and love between an elephant and a bird that grew up among migratory swallows;“Cuckoo” meets “Lumpy-eared” in the middle of migration and reaching her destination, and this acquaintance changes the course of their lives..“

The Complete Works

Author: John Muir

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 2263

View: 5125


This exceptional collection is comprised ofJohn Muir's travel memoirs, wilderness essays, environmental studies and personal letters. Contents: Books Picturesque California The Mountains of California Our National Parks My First Summer in the Sierra The Yosemite Travels in Alaska Stickeen: The Story of a Dog The Cruise of the Corwin A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf Steep Trails Studies in Sierra Articles and Speeches The National Parks and Forest Reservations Save the Redwoods Snow-storm on Mount Shasta Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park A Rival of the Yosemite The Treasures of the Yosemite Yosemite Glaciers Yosemite in Winter Yosemite in Spring Edward Henry Harriman Edward Taylor Parsons The Hetch Hetchy Valley The Grand Cañon of the Colorado Autobiography The Story of My Boyhood and Youth Letters to a Friend Tribute Alaska Days With John Muir by Samuel Hall Young

The Love of Nature: Selected Essays

Author: John Muir

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 1966

View: 9934


Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited John Muir collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Picturesque California The Mountains of California Our National Parks My First Summer in the Sierra The Yosemite Travels in Alaska Stickeen: The Story of a Dog The Cruise of the Corwin A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf Steep Trails Studies in Sierra The National Parks and Forest Reservations Save the Redwoods Snow-storm on Mount Shasta Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park A Rival of the Yosemite The Treasures of the Yosemite Yosemite Glaciers Yosemite in Winter Yosemite in Spring Edward Henry Harriman Edward Taylor Parsons The Hetch Hetchy Valley The Grand Cañon of the Colorado

The Complete Works of John Muir (Illustrated Edition)

Author: John Muir

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027304423

Category: Travel

Page: 2263

View: 6032


This meticulously edited book brings you the complete works of an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America, known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks". This exceptional collection is comprised of Muir's travel memoirs, wilderness essays, environmental studies and personal letters. Contents: Books Picturesque California The Mountains of California Our National Parks My First Summer in the Sierra The Yosemite Travels in Alaska Stickeen: The Story of a Dog The Cruise of the Corwin A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf Steep Trails Studies in Sierra Articles and Speeches The National Parks and Forest Reservations Save the Redwoods Snow-storm on Mount Shasta Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park A Rival of the Yosemite The Treasures of the Yosemite Yosemite Glaciers Yosemite in Winter Yosemite in Spring Edward Henry Harriman Edward Taylor Parsons The Hetch Hetchy Valley The Grand Cañon of the Colorado Autobiography The Story of My Boyhood and Youth Letters to a Friend Tribute Alaska Days With John Muir by Samuel Hall Young

The Shadow Slayer

Author: Peter Riggs

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595398294

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 449

View: 4524


A Course in Miracles Workbook

Author: Course in Miracles Society

Publisher: Course in Miracles Society

ISBN: 097642004X

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6351


The Workbook and Manual, Pocket Edition contains the unabridged language of A Course in Miracles Original Edition, taken from the original manuscript for this great spiritual classic. It is designed to go anywhere and handle rough treatment of daily use.