Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1998-11-12
ISBN 10: 0679462716
ISBN 13: 9780679462712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Thin Air Book Review:

National Bestseller "A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism." —PEOPLE A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster. By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer's highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber's death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others' actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. This updated trade paperback edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy. "I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day," writes Krakauer in the postscript, dated August 1999. "What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev's refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients." As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air's denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb, Boukreev's version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--a prestigious prize intended "to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment." According to the Academy's citation, "Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind."

Thin Air

Thin Air
Author: Lisa Gray
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-06
ISBN 10: 9781542093644
ISBN 13: 1542093643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thin Air Book Review:

"Lisa Gray explodes onto the literary stage with this taut, edge-of-the-seat thriller, and her headstrong protagonist, Jessica Shaw, reminiscent of Lee Child's Jack Reacher, delivers a serious punch." --Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author She investigates missing persons--now she is one. Private investigator Jessica Shaw is used to getting anonymous tips. But after receiving a photo of a three-year-old kidnapped from Los Angeles twenty-five years ago, Jessica is stunned to recognize the little girl as herself. Eager for answers, Jessica heads to LA's dark underbelly. When she learns that her biological mother was killed the night she was abducted, Jessica's determined to solve a case the police have forgotten. Meanwhile, veteran LAPD detective Jason Pryce is in the midst of a gruesome investigation into a murdered college student moonlighting as a prostitute. A chance encounter leads to them crossing paths, but Jessica soon realizes that Pryce is hiding something about her father's checkered history and her mother's death. To solve her mother's murder and her own disappearance, Jessica must dig into the past and find the secrets buried there. But the air gets thinner as she crawls closer to the truth, and it's getting harder and harder to breathe.

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0307475255
ISBN 13: 9780307475251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Thin Air Book Review:

The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived.

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air
Author: Michael Crawley
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN 10: 1472975316
ISBN 13: 9781472975317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Thin Air Book Review:

'Full of wonderful insights and lessons from a world where the ability to run is viewed as something almost mysterious and magical.' Adharanand Finn, author of Running with the Kenyans 'Ethiopia is a place where I have been told that energy is controlled by angels and demons and where witchdoctors can help you to acquire another runner's power. It is a place where an anonymous runner in the forest told me, miming an imaginary scoreboard and with a completely straight face, that he had dreamt that he would run 10km in 25 minutes. It is a place where they tell me that the air at Mount Entoto will transform me into a 2.08 marathon runner. It is a place, in short, of wisdom and magic, where dreaming is still very much alive.' Why does it make sense to Ethiopian runners to get up at 3am to run up and down a hill? Who would choose to train on almost impossibly steep and rocky terrain, in hyena territory? And how come Ethiopian men hold six of the top ten fastest marathon times ever? Michael Crawley spent fifteen months in Ethiopia training alongside (and sometimes a fair way behind) runners at all levels of the sport, from night watchmen hoping to change their lives to world class marathon runners, in order to answer these questions. Follow him into the forest as he attempts to keep up and get to the heart of their success.

Thin Air

Thin Air
Author: Richard Morgan
Publsiher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN 10: 0575085738
ISBN 13: 9780575085732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thin Air Book Review:

Richard Morgan has always been one of our most successful SF authors with his fast-moving and brutal storylines, blistering plots and a powerful social conscience behind his work. And now he's back, with his first SF novel for eight years . . . and it promises to be a publication to remember. An ex-corporate enforcer, Hakan Veil, is forced to bodyguard Madison Madekwe, part of a colonial audit team investigating a disappeared lottery winner on Mars. But when Madekwe is abducted, and Hakan nearly killed, the investigation takes him farther and deeper than he had ever expected. And soon Hakan discovers the heavy price he may have to pay to learn the truth.

Thin Air

Thin Air
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN 10: 023076813X
ISBN 13: 9780230768130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thin Air Book Review:

The sixth Shetland novel A killer who leaves no trace . . . A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a local. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears – apparently into thin air. Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of a local child who drowned in the 1920s. Jimmy and Willow are convinced that there is more to Eleanor’s disappearance than they first thought. Is there a secret that lies behind the myth? One so shocking that many years later someone would kill to protect it? Thin Air is the sixth book in Ann Cleeves’s bestselling Shetland series – now a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall.

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air
Author: Anthony Adeane
Publsiher: Post Hill Press
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN 10: 1642931268
ISBN 13: 9781642931266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Thin Air Book Review:

In 1974, two men vanished without a trace under suspicious circumstances, shocking the people of Iceland, where serious crime is almost nonexistent. More than a year later, there seemed to be a breakthrough when a small-time crook named Erla Bolladottir described a dream to police that they interpreted as a sign of trauma related to the men's disappearance. After lengthy interrogations, investigations, and courtroom dramas, Erla and five acquaintances confessed to killing both men and were given prison sentences ranging from three years to life. But over the years, the case against the convicted six began to disintegrate, and one major question remained unanswered: Why had they all confessed to murder if they hadn't done it?

Thin Air

Thin Air
Author: Michelle Paver
Publsiher: Orion
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN 10: 1409163377
ISBN 13: 9781409163374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thin Air Book Review:

The Himalayas, 1935. Kangchenjunga. The sacred mountain. Biggest killer of them all. Five Englishmen set out to conquer it. But courage can only take them so far. And the higher they climb, the darker it gets.

Thin Air

Thin Air
Author: Michelle Paver
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781785414039
ISBN 13: 1785414038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thin Air Book Review:

The Himalayas, 1935: Five Englishmen set off from Darjeeling, determined to be the first to conquer the summit of Kangchenjunga, third highest peak on earth. Their inspiration is a book by Charles Lyell, leader of an ill-fated expedition twenty-eight years before, which regales his heroism in the face of extreme odds. But courage can only take them so far - and the mountain is not their only foe. Charles Tennant, a survivor of the Lyell expedition haunted by his experience, warns them of dark things ahead; and it isn't long before macabre events hint that the climbers are not as isolated - or safe - as they think. As mountain sickness and the horrors of extreme altitude set in, the past refuses to stay buried. And sometimes, the truth won't set you free ...

Thin Air

Thin Air
Author: Rachel Caine
Publsiher: Allison & Busby
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2011-03-14
ISBN 10: 074901055X
ISBN 13: 9780749010553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thin Air Book Review:

Joanne Baldwin has had better days – at least she hopes she has. After waking up naked and freezing in a forest, she’s located by two rescuers she doesn’t recognise at all. One supernaturally gorgeous guy might have been her lover. The other says he can control the weather...and so can she. Not everyone looking for Joanne has her best interests at heart, and with no way to tell friend from foe, Joanne is quickly lost in a fog of deception. Her tenuous hold on life is fading with every passing moment. Now she must rebuild herself, one memory at a time, before someone else steals her life – and she disappears into thin air. Oh, and along the way, it seems that she has to save the world...

Thirteen

Thirteen
Author: Richard Morgan
Publsiher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2008-09-18
ISBN 10: 0575085711
ISBN 13: 9780575085718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thirteen Book Review:

One hundred years from now, and against all the odds, Earth has found a new stability; the political order has reached some sort of balance, and the new colony on Mars is growing. But the fraught years of the 21st century have left an uneasy legacy ... Genetically engineered alpha males, designed to fight the century's wars have no wars to fight and are surplus to requirements. And a man bred and designed to fight is a dangerous man to have around in peacetime. Many of them have left for Mars but now one has come back and killed everyone else on the shuttle he returned in. Only one man, a genengineered ex-soldier himself, can hunt him down and so begins a frenetic man-hunt and a battle survival. And a search for the truth about what was really done with the world's last soldiers. BLACK MAN is an unstoppable SF thriller but it is also a novel about predjudice, about the ramifications of playing with our genetic blue-print. It is about our capacity for violence but more worrying, our capacity for deceit and corruption. This is another landmark of modern SF from one of its most exciting and commercial authors.

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air
Author: Anthony Adeane
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 1443454370
ISBN 13: 9781443454377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Thin Air Book Review:

In 1974, two men vanished without a trace under suspicious circumstances, shocking the people of Iceland, where serious crime is almost non-existent. More than a year later there seemed to be a breakthrough when a small-time crook named Erla Bolladottir described a dream to police that they interpreted as a sign of trauma related to the men’s disappearance. After lengthy interrogations, investigations and courtroom dramas, Erla and five acquaintances confessed to killing both men and were given prison sentences ranging from three years to life. But over the years the case against the convicted six began to disintegrate, and one major question remained unanswered: Why had they all confessed to murder if they hadn’t done it? Out of Thin Air joins Erla in the present day as she pursues her exoneration, exploring the many facets of this bizarre and bewildering case and the social and cultural history of Iceland, a country of vast landscapes, extreme weather and strange folklore, where more than eighty per cent of the population believes that elves might exist.

The Mercy of Thin Air

The Mercy of Thin Air
Author: Ronlyn Domingue
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-12-11
ISBN 10: 147110561X
ISBN 13: 9781471105616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mercy of Thin Air Book Review:

Two strands: first the story of Razi Nolan, growing up in New Orleans in the 1920s, smart, fearless, set on breaking the comfortable family mould by making a career as a doctor. Then she falls in love with Andrew O'Connell and her plans become complicated. She is never able to tell Andrew what she has decided about her future as, one summer morning, she accidentally drowns. By choice, and from where she narrates, she stays between this world and the unknown; every memory of her life remains perfectly intact. More than seventy years later, Razi finds Andrew's once-treasured bookcase at a garage sale. She watches a young couple take it home, Amy and Scott, burdened with secrets of their own. As their once close relationship unravels, Razi remembers her past with Andrew and how she comes to understand what their love ultimately taught her, how he coped after her death, and how the story of Amy and Scott reflects so much of her own.

Thin Air

Thin Air
Author: Richard K. Morgan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9780345493132
ISBN 13: 0345493133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air
Author: Peter Ward
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2006-09-26
ISBN 10: 9780309141239
ISBN 13: 0309141230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Thin Air Book Review:

For 65 million years dinosaurs ruled the Earth--until a deadly asteroid forced their extinction. But what accounts for the incredible longevity of dinosaurs? A renowned scientist now provides a startling explanation that is rewriting the history of the Age of Dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were pretty amazing creatures--real-life monsters that have the power to fascinate us. And their fiery Hollywood ending only serves to make the story that much more dramatic. But fossil evidence demonstrates that dinosaurs survived several mass extinctions, and were seemingly unaffected by catastrophes that decimated most other life on Earth. What could explain their uncanny ability to endure through the ages? Biologist and earth scientist Peter Ward now accounts for the remarkable indestructibility of dinosaurs by connecting their unusual respiration system with their ability to adapt to Earth's changing environment--a system that was ultimately bequeathed to their descendants, birds. By tracing the evolutionary path back through time and carefully connecting the dots from birds to dinosaurs, Ward describes the unique form of breathing shared by these two distant relatives and demonstrates how this simple but remarkable characteristic provides the elusive explanation to a question that has thus far stumped scientists. Nothing short of revolutionary in its bold presentation of an astonishing theory, Out of Thin Air is a story of science at the edge of discovery. Ward is an outstanding guide to the process of scientific detection. Audacious and innovative in his thinking, meticulous and thoroughly detailed in his research, only a scientist of his caliber is capable of telling this surprising story.

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1442459840
ISBN 13: 9781442459847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Thin Air Book Review:

When the daughter of an amusement-park owner goes missing, it’s anything but fun and games in this Hardy Boys adventure—a new take on the classic series. Daisy Rodriguez is missing. Just like that, gone without a trace. Her father, Hector Rodriguez—owner of Funspot, Bayport’s local amusement park—is frantic. He feels he’s to blame, since Funspot was recently the location of another disappearance. Could Daisy’s vanishing be somehow connected? Joe and Frank Hardy figured out the first Funspot mystery and are up to their necks in this one, too. Daisy doesn’t seem to have an enemy in the world; no one has a bad word to say about her. So who in Bayport wants this girl gone?

Thin Air

Thin Air
Author: Robert B. Parker,Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress)
Publsiher: Berkley
Total Pages: 293
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780425152904
ISBN 13: 0425152901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thin Air Book Review:

When Lisa St. Claire, the beautiful young bride of a Boston police detective, vanishes mysteriously, Spense joins the search for the missing woman, following a perilous trail that leads him to a sociopathic ex-lover and into a deadly confrontation with Lisa's past. Reprint.

The Climb

The Climb
Author: Anatoli Boukreev,G. Weston DeWalt
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 125009982X
ISBN 13: 9781250099822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Climb Book Review:

Everest, the major motion picture from Universal Pictures, is set for wide release on September 18, 2015. Read The Climb, Anatoli Boukreev (portrayed by Ingvar Sigurðsson in the film) and G. Weston DeWalt’s compelling account of those fateful events on Everest. In May 1996 three expeditions attempted to climb Mount Everest on the Southeast Ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Crowded conditions slowed their progress. Late in the day twenty-three men and women-including expedition leaders Scott Fischer and Rob Hall-were caught in a ferocious blizzard. Disoriented and out of oxygen, climbers struggled to find their way down the mountain as darkness approached. Alone and climbing blind, Anatoli Boukreev brought climbers back from the edge of certain death. This new edition includes a transcript of the Mountain Madness expedition debriefing recorded five days after the tragedy, as well as G. Weston DeWalt's response to Into Thin Air author Jon Krakauer.

Cold Thin Air

Cold  Thin Air
Author: C. K. Walker
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-10-08
ISBN 10: 9781502780126
ISBN 13: 1502780127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold Thin Air Book Review:

A doll is more than what she seems, a monster lives within a child's walls, a murder solved, another remembered, an experiment in death, and the tale of a demonic, forgotten statue. These are just a few of the freighting stories contained inside. I invite you in to experience the hauntingly horrifying, the terrifyingly true and the unsettlingly unique texts within...

Money from Thin Air

Money from Thin Air
Author: O. Casey Corr
Publsiher: Times Books
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028572944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Money from Thin Air Book Review:

Most of all, Corr captures the heart of a new kind of executive who is changing the way business works forever."--BOOK JACKET.