Near Death in the Mountains: True Stories of Disaster and by Cecil Kuhne

By Cecil Kuhne

“He wrapped the rope round his physique, obtained able to rappel and leaned again. status approximately 5 toes from him, I heard a pointy scraping, unexpectedly Ed used to be flying. i'll see him fall, wordless, fifty ft unfastened, then strike the steep ice below…he was once sliding and bouncing down. He handed out of sight, yet I heard his physique bouncing. There wasn't an opportunity of his preventing for 4,000 feet.”—From David Robert's The Mountain of My FearIn those thrillingly precise stories of slim brushes with demise, Cecil Kuhne has accrued a variety of tales that convey the impressive energy of the mountains. Spanning 5 continents, from the frosty tip of Mount McKinley within the useless of the wintry weather, to the unexplored vastness of the Himalayas and past, this can be a pulse-pounding selection of catastrophe and survival on the best of the area. additionally featuring:• Joe Simpson's Touching the Void—An inspiring tale of a climber who topples right into a icy crevasse and, notwithstanding crippled, ravenous and frostbitten, nonetheless manages to move slowly to rescue. • Jon Krakauer's Eiger Dreams—Reaching the bounds of his personal hiking talents, the writer makes a vital determination even if to courageous the treacherous greater altitudes or go back to base.• Nando Parrado's Miracle within the Andes—The wonderful first-person account of a Peruvian rugby team's plane crash within the Chilean Andes and their harrowing trip down the mountain for aid.

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Altitude Illness: Prevention & Treatment : How to Stay by Stephen, M.D. Bezruchka

By Stephen, M.D. Bezruchka

Most folks would not think carefully approximately occasional complications, lack of urge for food, or drowsiness. yet at excessive altitudes they aren't to be neglected. they're early indicators of altitude ailment, a very likely lethal imbalance which may have an effect on hikers, skiers, mountain climbers, and a person touring above 7,000 ft (2,000 meters). This booklet permits you to realize and reply to altitude disorder. In an easy-to-use structure, it describes the acclimatization approach and what can get it wrong, after which offers basic equipment of analysis and therapy. It additionally addresses people with pre-existing medical conditions, and gives useful details on getting ready for and adapting to altitude. With case reports and precious tables, Altitude disease is needed packing for somebody heading to excessive nation.

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Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands by Arturo J. Aldama, Visit Amazon's Chela Sandoval Page, search

By Arturo J. Aldama, Visit Amazon's Chela Sandoval Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Chela Sandoval, , Peter J. García

In this interdisciplinary quantity, members study the expression of Latina/o cultural identification via functionality. With track, theater, dance, visible arts, physique paintings, spoken notice, functionality activism, type, and road theater as issues of access, participants speak about cultural practices and the fashoning of identification in Latino/a groups in the course of the US. reading the components of crossover among Latin and American cultures provides new desiring to the idea of "borderlands." This quantity gains senior students and up-and-coming lecturers from cultural, visible, and function experiences, folklore, and ethnomusicology.

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The 80-Yard Run. A Twenty-Week, Coast-to-Coast Quest for the by Theron Hopkins

By Theron Hopkins

Over the process a unmarried soccer season, writer Theron Hopkins travels from summer season perform to a row of country championships, culminating within the Texas 5A country identify video game in San Antonio's Alamodome. at the manner, he discovers a global wreathed with Friday evening lighting that provides a magnificent spectacle of desire and drama in such far-flung locales as Hillsborough, North Carolina, Valentine, Nebraska, and Sutter, California. He additionally unearths that the blinding halogen glare is barely a part—and perhaps now not even the simplest part—of what makes highschool soccer so impossible to resist and so very important to the folk who watch it, trainer it, and play it.

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Parkour and freerunning : discover your possibilities by Jan Witfeld; Ilona E Gerling; Alexander Pach; Heather Ross

By Jan Witfeld; Ilona E Gerling; Alexander Pach; Heather Ross

Introduces the game of parkour, or freerunning, which mixes the center components of operating, leaping, mountaineering, and different actual pursuits with the aim of relocating the physique over and round hindrances in an city setting with no stopping.


Parkour, a brand new move tradition from France, is all approximately relocating as successfully as attainable among issues A and B by means of sprinting fluently over obstacles. Read more...

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Giant: The Road to the Super Bowl by Plaxico Burress

By Plaxico Burress

In sizeable, Plaxico Burress takes you into the locker room, onto the perform box, and into the huddle, supplying a flat-out-honest examine existence off and on the sector with the hot York Giants and on the making of a champion. through the 2007 season, Plaxico battled near-crippling accidents, and regardless of hardly working towards, being seriously bandaged, and on severe painkillers, he led the hot York Giants in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. He persevered to play via ache within the playoffs, merely to be additional injured earlier than great Bowl XLII. taking part in the conceited Patriots—who have been inviting the Giants to their victory celebration sooner than the sport used to be over—Plaxico hid an important harm that will have replaced the end result of the sport if the Pats had known.When he first joined the Giants, Plaxico anticipated to be the go-to man for the younger quarterback Eli Manning. What he did not anticipate was once the media and fan scrutiny that used to be heaped on Manning as they battled to win games.What Plaxico additionally did not anticipate used to be the tough courting he had with head trainer Tom Coughlin, who used to be a stickler for self-discipline and who may high quality gamers for even the mildest offenses. for 5 years Plaxico had performed for the laid-back invoice Cowher and the Pittsburgh Steelers. against this, inside weeks of becoming a member of the Giants, Plaxico and Coughlin have been butting heads, and the fines undefined. yet there to make issues a bit more straightforward have been neighbors like Jeremy Shockey and Amani Toomer, approximately polar opposites. With surprise, every little thing was once constantly full-tilt and his mouth could often get him into difficulty. Toomer was once the easygoing elder statesman—at occasions absentminded, yet a super receiver. And in 2007, Manning, with Plaxico's suggestion and aid, could upward push above the scrutinizing media and are available into his personal, and trainer Coughlin could sit back his grip a little and allow the staff breathe. the consequences have been obvious.It's all right here. The ups and downs, the trash-talking, the sweat and blood, and what it takes to be the easiest.

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Tourism and Global Environmental Change: Ecological, Social, by S. Gissling

By S. Gissling

This interesting booklet is the 1st entire research of the industrial, social and political interrelationships among tourism and worldwide environmental switch: the most major concerns dealing with humankind this day. Its participants argue that the affects of those adjustments are in all likelihood tremendous severe either for the tourism undefined, and for the groups based upon it. Integrating wisdom from the social and actual sciences, this important booklet explores they key matters surrounding international environmental switch, in addition to govt and willingness to fulfill the demanding situations posed through it. Divided into 4 major sections, it investigates: the tourism and international environmental switch dating in particular environments international matters on the topic of environmental switch  differing perceptions of world environmental swap held via travelers and the vacationer undefined. accomplished in scope, topical and integrative, this key textual content is vital studying for college students, students and researchers in all features of tourism, geography and environmental experiences.

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