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The Sunlit Summit

Author : Robin Lloyd-Jones
ISBN : 1910124184
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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W. H. Murray (1913 - 1996) was one of Scotland's foremost climbers before World War II, putting up many new routes in mountains that were still being discovered in terms of sport. He saw active service in the war and spent several years as a prisoner of war. In later years he explored the Himalayas, continued writing about the outdoors, especially in Scotland, and became a published novelist and a leading conservationist. Robin Lloyd-Jones's biography was recognized in 2013 by the Saltire Society as its Research Book of the Year.

Adventures In The Northlands

Author : Tony Howard
ISBN : 9781906148485
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Lightning hit the cliff high above us, sending a dumper-load of rocks thrumming like jagged cannonballs out of the clouds to explode around us. Bill took a direct hit on his helmet, which was smashed. He hung limply and silently on the rope. His face, which was streaming with blood from a gash in his head, was a ghastly shade of white. For a horrible moment, we thought he was dead, but he came round slowly. We suggested bivouacking until he recovered but Bill, who always thrived in adversity, was having none of it. Having bandaged his head and reversed his helmet so that the hole in it wasn't over the hole in his head, and at his insistence bunged a fag in his mouth to keep him happy, we continued into the storm up the last 300 metres of the snow covered cliff. We emerged triumphantly over the cornice into the blizzard and whiteout, another first ascent in the bag.' Adventures in the Northlands is a collection of short stories written by British adventurer and mountaineer Tony Howard. From a life spent in the mountains and wilderness, Tony recalls epic tales of climbing, kayaking and adventure from Greenland, the Yukon and, his home-from-home, Norway. Journey with Tony into some of the most incredible wild places on earth. Vertebrate Mountain Shorts are collections of mountaineering, climbing, adventure and wilderness writing, published as ebooks and intended to be read in one go. Written by some of the world's leading outdoor adventure authors, they include rare, previously out of print and exciting new works. Vertebrate Mountain Shorts will always be inspirational, direct and to the point.

Proceedings Of The Conference On Auroral Physics

Author : University of Western Ontario. Department of Physics
ISBN : OSU:32435000623918
Genre : Auroras
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Author : Mícheál Fanning
ISBN : 9781898472162
Genre : Poetry
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Prophecy And Religion

Author : John Skinner
ISBN : 9781579103095
Genre : Religion
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5 Novels

Author : Ahmed Fagih
ISBN : 9781469100401
Genre : Fiction
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American Dreams

Author : John Jakes
ISBN : 1101209186
Genre : Fiction
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From America's master storyteller and writer of historical fiction comes the epicstory of the Crown family--first introduced in the New York Times bestsellerHomeland. As the second generation comes of age, the Crowns strive to find theirplace in a turbulent America which stands at the dawn of a new century. From thespeedways of Detroit to the unbridled glamour of a young Hollywood, to the daringheights of early aviation--theirs is a story of passion and adventure, glory, andambition, with all the wonder, promise, and splendor of...American Dreams.

Genghis Khan

Author : John Man
ISBN : 9781466861565
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals, alive in memory as a scourge, hero, military genius and demi-god. To Muslims, Russians and westerners, he is a murderer of millions, a brutal oppressor. Yet in his homeland of Mongolia he is the revered father of the nation, and the Chinese honor him as the founder of a dynasty. In his so-called Mausoleum in Inner Mongolia, worshippers seek the blessing of his spirit. In a supreme paradox, the world's most ruthless conqueror has become a force for peace and reconciliation. As a teenager, Genghis was a fugitive, hiding from enemies on a remote mountainside. Yet he went on to found the world's greatest land empire and change the course of world history. Brilliant and original as well as ruthless, he ruled an empire twice the size of Rome's until his death in 1227 placed all at risk. To secure his conquests and then extend them, his heirs kept his death a secret, and secrecy has surrounded him ever since. His undiscovered grave, with its imagined treasures, remains the subject of intrigue and speculation. This is more than just a gripping account of Genghis' rise and conquests. John Man uses first-hand experiences in China and Mongolia to reveal the khan's enduring influence. He has traveled the length of the empire. He spotlights the tension between Mongols and Chinese, who both claim Genghis' spirit. He is the first writer to explore the hidden valley where Genghis is believed to have died, and one of the few westerners to climb the mountain where he was likely buried. This stunning narrative paints a vivid picture of the man himself, the places where he lived and fought, and the passions that surround him still. For in legend, ritual and intense controversy, Genghis lives on.

Summit Fever

Author : Andrew Greig
ISBN : 0898865549
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Dramatic, amusing, and engaging observations of a major climb by a first-time climber.

Expositions Of Holy Scripture Genesis Exodus Leviticus And Numbers

Author : Alexander MacLaren
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