Blind Descent

Author: James M. Tabor
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849018596
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The deepest cave on earth was a prize that had remained unclaimed for centuries, long after every other ultimate discovery had been made. This is the story of the men and women who risked everything to find it, earning their place in history beside the likes of Peary, Amundsen, Hillary, and Armstrong. In 2004, two great scientist-explorers attempted to find the bottom of the world. Bold, American Bill Stone was committed to the vast Cheve Cave, located in southern Mexico and deadly even by supercave standards. On the other side of the globe, legendary Ukrainian explorer Alexander Klimchouk - Stone's opposite in temperament and style - had targeted Krubera, a freezing nightmare of a supercave in the Republic of Georgia. Blind Descent explores both the brightest and darkest aspects of the timeless human urge to discover - to be first. It is also a thrilling epic about a pursuit that makes even extreme mountaineering and ocean exploration pale by comparison. These supercavers spent months in multiple camps almost two vertical miles deep and many more miles from their caves' exits. They had to contend with thousand-foot drops, deadly flooded tunnels, raging whitewater rivers, monstrous waterfalls, mile-long belly crawls, and much more. Perhaps even worse were the psychological horrors produced by weeks plunged into absolute, perpetual darkness, beyond all hope of rescue, including a particularly insidious derangement called 'The Rapture'. Blind Descent is a testament to human survival and endurance - and to two extraordinary men whose relentless pursuit of greatness led them to heights of triumph and depths of tragedy neither could have imagined.

Blind Descent

Author: Brian Dickinson
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Former Navy air rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest—also known as “the death zone”—when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: Should he continue to push for the summit or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the options, Brian decided to continue toward the summit—alone. Four hours later, Brian solo summited the highest peak in the world. But the celebration was short lived. After taking a few pictures, Brian radioed his team to let them know he had summited safely and began his descent. Suddenly, his vision became blurry, his eyes started to burn, and within seconds, he was rendered almost completely blind. All alone at 29,035 feet, low on oxygen, and stricken with snow blindness, Brian was forced to inch his way back down the mountain relying only on his Navy survival training, instincts, and faith. In Blind Descent, Brian recounts his extraordinary experience on Mount Everest, demonstrating that no matter how dire our circumstances, there is no challenge too big for God.

Blind Descent

Author: Nevada Barr
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101145145
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Park ranger Anna Pigeon is enjoying the open spaces of Colorado when she receives an urgent call. A young woman has been injured while exploring a cave in New Mexico?s Carlsbad Cavern Park. Before she can be pulled to safety, she sends for her friend Anna. Only one problem: a crushing fear of confined spaces has kept Anna out in the open her whole life.

Blind Descent

Author: Brian Dickinson
Editor: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1414395760
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Former Navy air rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest—also known as “the death zone”—when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: Should he continue to push for the summit or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the options, Brian decided to continue toward the summit—alone. Four hours later, Brian solo summited the highest peak in the world. But the celebration was short lived. After taking a few pictures, Brian radioed his team to let them know he had summited safely and began his descent. Suddenly, his vision became blurry, his eyes started to burn, and within seconds, he was rendered almost completely blind. All alone at 29,035 feet, low on oxygen, and stricken with snow blindness, Brian was forced to inch his way back down the mountain relying only on his Navy survival training, instincts, and faith. In Blind Descent, Brian recounts his extraordinary experience on Mount Everest, demonstrating that no matter how dire our circumstances, there is no challenge too big for God.

Blind Descent

Author: Robert W. Hess
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TERROR IN THE ANTACRTIC WASTELANDAfter regaining consciousness and crawling from the twisted wreckage of the plane, Robert Hess surveyed the landscape around him: the icy desert of Antarctica stared back, a white emptiness as far as he could see. Then, from inside the plane came the screams of his mangled friend and the keening of frightened sled dogs. Only a year earlier, Hess had been a retired flight engineer working for the phone company when an old friend made him an intriguing proposition: help fly supplies to Antarctica as part of famous explorer Norman Vaughan's expedition to climb Mt. Vaughan. It was a job Hess couldn't pass up, and he worked tirelessly with his friends to make it happen.But now, he and his comrades found themselves fighting desperately to stay alive.Blind Descent is a gripping insider's account of an adventure gone horribly wrong and what really happened on a plane crash that made headlines around the world.

Blind Descent Anna Pigeon Mysteries Book 6

Author: Nevada Barr
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472202139
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During a rescue attempt, Anna Pigeon learns who she can trust... Blind Descent is the sixth instalment in Nevada Barr's spellbinding crime series featuring park ranger heroine Anna Pigeon. Perfect for fans of Paul Doiron and Janet Evanovich. 'Barr's description of this Stygian underworld - so beautiful, so mysterious and so treacherous - have a stunning visceral quality, largely because of her heroine's affinity with the natural world' - New York Times Book Review Lechuguilla Cavern is a man-eating cave discovered in New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns National Park in the mid-1980s. Estimated to extend for more than three hundred miles, only ninety of them mapped, the cave was formed by acid burning away the limestone; corridors, pits, cramped wormholes, cliffs, and splendid rooms the size of football fields tangle together in a maze shrouded in the utter darkness of the underground. When a fellow ranger is injured in a caving accident, Anna swallows her paralyzing fear of small spaces and descends into Lechuguilla to help a friend in need. Worse than the claustrophobia that haunts her are the signs - some natural and some, more ominously, manmade - that not everyone is destined to emerge from this wondrous living tomb. The terrain is alien and hostile; the greed and destructive powers of mankind all too familiar. In this place of internal terrors, Anna must learn who it is she can trust and, in the end, decide who is to live and who is to die. What readers are saying about Blind Descent: 'It's a great pleasure to sit down with each book in this series' 'Readers will feel, see, smell, and touch every step that Nevada Barr makes in her underground trek as if they are part of the rescue party' 'A great mystery; very atmospheric'

Blind Descent

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Blind Descent

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Blind Descent Surviving Alone And Blind On Mount Everest

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Former Navy rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: should he continue to push for the summit, or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the options, Brian decided to continue toward the summit. Four hours later, Brian solo-summited the highest peak in the world, but the celebration was short-lived. Suddenly, his vision became blurry, his eyes started to burn, and within seconds, he was rendered almost completely blind.

Blind Descent An Anna Pigeon Mystery

Author: Nevada Barr
Editor: Follettbound
ISBN: 9780329537982
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No Magic Helicopter

Author: Carol Masheter
Editor: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456600869
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When the bottom fell out of Carol Masheter's life at age 50, she took up mountaineering to cope with her grief and anger. Little did she know that mountaineering would lead her to try Everest when she was 61 in 2008. "No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon's Climb of Mount Everest" chronicles her preparation for the climb, the struggle to the summit, and the blind descent that nearly cost her life. Currently, Dr. Masheter is the second oldest woman in the world to summit Everest and return home alive.

Gathering The Sparks

Author: Howard Schwartz
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Letters From East Longitudes

Author: Stinson Jarvis
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Lethal Expedition Short Story

Author: James M. Tabor
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 034553445X
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Hailed as the new Michael Crichton, compared to Stephen King and Jules Verne, James M. Tabor is an emerging suspense master who deftly blends heart-stopping adventure, cutting-edge science, and gripping intrigue. Now, in this original eBook short story, microbiologist Hallie Leland, the unforgettable protagonist from Tabor’s upcoming thriller The Deep Zone, battles a cabal of Islamic militants, Mexican drug lords, and domestic terrorists to save America from bioterror Armageddon. Includes a preview of Tabor’s electrifying debut thriller, The Deep Zone, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor called “an absolutely phenomenal read—The Andromeda Strain for the twenty-first century. Ladies and gentlemen, meet James M. Tabor—the new Michael Crichton.” More advance praise for James M. Tabor’s The Deep Zone “The Deep Zone packs all the suspenseful wallop of Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain, Stephen King’s The Stand, and Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. This is a literal cliffhanger that alters the way we look beneath the surface of our reality.”—Katherine Neville, New York Times bestselling author of The Eight “Deep-earth adventure, scintillating science, and cutthroat intrigue collide with thrilling results in James M. Tabor’s The Deep Zone. Wildly imaginative but grounded in today’s headlines, the story left me breathless and awed. Truly impressive.”—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Colony “Just like the perilous cave that serves as its backdrop, this story is dark and terrifying—but with a light at its end. The book should come shrink-wrapped with a seat belt.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Columbus Affair “One of the most ripping, primal thrillers I’ve read in a long while . . . Mixing adventure with breathless suspense, James M. Tabor expertly takes readers to the bottom of one of the world’s deepest caves and makes the journey both harrowing and awesome. This one really stands out.”—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Creepers

The Mac Flyer

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The Gambler

Author: William C. Rempel
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062456792
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER “Offers an entertaining look at Kerkorian’s outsize life… an interesting portrait of a billionaire.” – Wall Street Journal The rags-to-riches story of one of America’s wealthiest and least-known financial giants, self-made billionaire Kirk Kerkorian—the daring aviator, movie mogul, risk-taker, and business tycoon who transformed Las Vegas and Hollywood to become one of the leading financiers in American business. Kerkorian combined the courage of a World War II pilot, the fortitude of a scrappy boxer, the cunning of an inscrutable poker player and an unmatched genius for making deals. He never put his name on a building, but when he died he owned almost every major hotel and casino in Las Vegas. He envisioned and fostered a new industry —the leisure business. Three times he built the biggest resort hotel in the world. Three times he bought and sold the fabled MGM Studios, forever changing the way Hollywood does business. His early life began as far as possible from a place on the Forbes List of Billionaires when he and his Armenian immigrant family lost their farm to foreclosure. He was four. They arrived in Los Angeles penniless and moved often, staying one step ahead of more evictions. Young Kirk learned English on the streets of L.A., made pennies hawking newspapers and dropped out after eighth grade. How he went on to become one of the richest and most generous men in America—his net worth as much as $20 billion—is a story largely unknown to the world. That’s because what Kerkorian valued most was his privacy. His very private life turned to tabloid fodder late in life when a former professional tennis player falsely claimed that the eighty-five-year-old billionaire fathered her child. In this engrossing biography, investigative reporter William C. Rempel digs deep into Kerkorian’s long-guarded history to introduce a man of contradictions—a poorly educated genius for deal-making, an extraordinarily shy man who made the boldest of business ventures, a careful and calculating investor who was willing to bet everything on a single roll of the dice. Unlike others of his status and importance, Kerkorian made few public appearances and strenuously avoided personal publicity. His friends and associates, however, were some of the biggest names in business, entertainment, and sports—among them Howard Hughes, Ted Turner, Steve Wynn, Michael Milken, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Mike Tyson, and Andre Agassi. When he died in 2015 two years shy of the century mark, Kerkorian had outlived many of his closest friends and associates. Now, Rempel meticulously pieces together revealing fragments of Kerkorian’s life, collected from diverse sources—war records, business archives, court documents, news clippings and the recollections and recorded memories of longtime pals and relatives. In The Gambler, Rempel illuminates this unknown, self-made man and his inspiring legacy as never before.

The Germania And Agricola Of Tacitus

Author: Cornelius Tacitus
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Boar Island

Author: Nevada Barr
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466870931
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Nevada Barr brings National Park Ranger Anna Pigeon to the wild beauty of Acadia National Park in the New York Times bestseller, Boar Island Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until, one day, Heath finds her daughter Elizabeth in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry---her aunt Gwen and her friend Anna Pigeon. While they try to deal with the fragile state of affairs---and find the person behind the harassment---the three adults decide the best thing to do is to remove Elizabeth from the situation. Since Anna is about to start her new post as Acting Chief Ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, the three will join her and stay at a house on the cliff of a small island near the park, Boar Island. But the move east doesn't solve the problem. The stalker has followed them east. And Heath (a paraplegic) and Elizabeth aren't alone on the otherwise deserted island. At the same time, Anna has barely arrived at Acadia before a brutal murder is committed by a killer uncomfortably close to her. BOAR ISLAND is a brilliant intertwining of past and present, of victims and killers, in a compelling novel that only Nevada Barr could write.

The Journal Of Christian Philosophy

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Includes: American Institute of Christian Philosophy. Proceedings of the American Institute of Christian Philosophy.