Alone On The Wall Expanded Edition

Author: Alex Honnold
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393356914
Size: 52.53 MB
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Including two new chapters on Alex Honnold’s free solo ascent of the iconic 3,000-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo Yosemite's El Capitan—to scale the wall without rope, a partner, or any protective gear—completing what was described as "the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport" (National Geographic) and "one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever" (New York Times). Already one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, Honnold has now been hailed as "the greatest climber of all time" (Vertical magazine). Alone on the Wall recounts the most astonishing achievements of Honnold’s extraordinary life and career, brimming with lessons on living fearlessly, taking risks, and maintaining focus even in the face of extreme danger. Now Honnold tells, for the first time and in his own words, the story of his 3 hours and 56 minutes on the sheer face of El Cap, which Outside called "the moon landing of free soloing…a generation-defining climb. Bad ass and beyond words…one of the pinnacle sporting moments of all time."

Alone On The Wall

ISBN: 9781529034424
Size: 68.14 MB
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Alone On The Ice The Greatest Survival Story In The History Of Exploration

Author: David Roberts
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393089649
Size: 68.41 MB
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"Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?" This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

Alone On The Great Wall

Author: William Lindesay
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
Size: 60.32 MB
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"First published by Hodder & Stoughton in Great Britain, 1989"--T.p. verso.

Powders And Bulk Solids

Author: Dietmar Schulze
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540737685
Size: 62.34 MB
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The book concentrates on powder flow properties, their measurement and applications. These topics are explained starting from the interactions between individual particles up to the design of silos. A wide range of problems are discussed – such as flow obstructions, segregation, and vibrations. The goal is to provide a deeper understanding of the powder flow, and to show practical solutions.

The Great Wall Revisited

Author: William Lindesay
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674031494
Size: 23.37 MB
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Presents seventy-two then-and-now comparisons from the author-photographer's three-year journey across Northern China to search for the settings where the Great Wall could be examined in the past and present, and brings together eyewitness accounts of cha

Someone To Run With

Author: David Grossman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 146680372X
Size: 17.30 MB
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Earnest, awkward, and painfully shy, sixteen-year-old Assaf is having the worst summer of his life. With his big sister gone to America and his best friend suddenly the most popular kid in their class, Assaf worries away his days at a lowly summer job in Jerusalem city hall and spends his evenings alone, watching television and playing games on the Internet. One morning, Assaf's routine is interrupted by an absurd assignment: to find the owner of a stray yellow lab. Meanwhile, on the other side of the city, Tamar, a talented young singer with a lonely, tempestuous soul, undertakes an equally unpromising mission: to rescue a teenage drug addict from the Jerusalem underworld . . . and, eventually, to find her dog. Someone to Run With is the most popular work to date from "a writer who has been, for nearly two decades, one of the most original and talented . . . anywhere" (The New York Times Book Review), a bestseller hailed by the Israeli press (and reform politicians such as Shimon Peres) for its mixture of fairy-tale magic, emotional sensitivity, and gritty realism. The novel explores the life of Israeli street kids-whom Grossman interviewed extensively for the novel-and the anxieties of family life in a society racked by self-doubt. Most of all, it evokes the adventure of adolescence and the discovery of love, as Tamar and Assaf, pushed beyond the limits of childhood by their quests, find themselves, and each other.

Are You Alone On Purpose

Author: Nancy Werlin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101577401
Size: 24.65 MB
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Though fourteen-year-old Alison Shandling is a brain, her twin brother, Adam, is autistic. All of her life, Alison's parents have focused on Adam and what he needs, while Alison has always felt she had to be perfect. When the rabbi's son, Harry Roth, begins taunting Alison about her brother, she does her best to stand up for herself. But when Harry is injured in a diving accident, Alison senses that he's hiding something that he wants to share with someone. And she begins to think that she's just the someone he can share it with....

Sinners Heart

Author: Ann Marsiliano
Publisher: FIDDLER INC.
ISBN: 150082108X
Size: 34.40 MB
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Johnny’s wealthy father tries everything to get Johnny to live a respectable adult life. Johnny has his own plans and those plans are anything but respectable. When he is cut off from his father’s money he is thrust into the seedy streets to fend for himself. Johnny seeks a new benefactor, fitting right into his new life of crime. From Berlin to Los Angeles Johnny’s path into the darkness will leave you affected in a way no other horror story has every affected you before. An intense, searing story, Sinners Heart is the new face of horror.