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Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an...
by Tom Ryan

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English

Pages

301

Publication Date

September 20, 2011

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<p>After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch, would attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog.</p><p><em>Following Atticus</em> is an unforgettable true saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, as one remarkable animal opens the eyes and heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman to the world’s beauty and its possibilities.</p>
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors
by Piers Paul Read

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 11, 2016

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<DIV><B>The #1 <I>New York Times</I> bestseller and the true story behind the film: A rugby team resorts to the unthinkable after a plane crash in the Andes.</B><BR /><BR /> Spirits were high when the Fairchild F-227 took off from Mendoza, Argentina, and headed for Santiago, Chile. On board were forty-five people, including an amateur rugby team from Uruguay and their friends and family. The skies were clear that Friday, October 13, 1972, and at 3:30 p.m., the Fairchild’s pilot reported their altitude at 15,000 feet. But one minute later, the Santiago control tower lost all contact with the aircraft. For eight days, Chileans, Uruguayans, and Argentinians searched for it, but snowfall in the Andes had been heavy, and the odds of locating any wreckage were slim.<BR />  <BR /> Ten weeks later, a Chilean peasant in a remote valley noticed two haggard men desperately gesticulating to him from across a river. He threw them a pen and paper, and the note they tossed back read: “I come from a plane that fell in the mountains . . .”<BR />  <BR /> Sixteen of the original forty-five passengers on the F-227 survived its horrific crash. In the remote glacial wilderness, they camped in the plane’s fuselage, where they faced freezing temperatures, life-threatening injuries, an avalanche, and imminent starvation. As their meager food supplies ran out, and after they heard on a patched-together radio that the search parties had been called off, it seemed like all hope was lost. To save their own lives, these men and women not only had to keep their faith, they had to make an impossible decision: Should they eat the flesh of their dead friends?<BR />  <BR /> A remarkable story of endurance and determination, friendship and the human spirit, <I>Alive </I>is the dramatic bestselling account of one of the most harrowing quests for survival in modern times.<BR />  </DIV>
いまから始める心拍トレーニングBOOK (Japanese Editi...
by 山と溪谷社

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Japanese

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Publication Date

April 25, 2013

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<b>※この商品はタブレットなど大きいディスプレイを備えた端末で読むことに適しています。また、文字列のハイライトや検索、自書の参照、引用などの機能が使用できません。</b><br /><br /><br /><br />心拍計の基礎知識からラン・バイク・フィットネスジム・トレイルランニングまで心拍トレーニングのポイントがすべて分かります。<br /><br />心拍トレーニングはトップアスリートの専門領域というイメージがありますが、一般人の週末フィットネスにも極めて有効です。<br />心拍数を基準にしたトレーニングは、軽い強度でも限られた時間で最大の効果を上げることができます。<br /><br />本書では、ウォーキングやジョギング、自転車、ジムトレーニングなど、誰でも実践できる心拍トレーニングの基本と実践メニューを分かりやすく解説。<br />マイペースで運動を楽しめるカラダを作る指南書として、多くの人に活用してもらえる内容です。
Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

November 12, 1998

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When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds...<br><br><i>Into Thin Air</i> is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? <br><br>Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement.<br><br><br><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>
Lonely Planet Nepal (Travel Guide)
by , Stuart Butler

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

November 01, 2015

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<P><I>#1 best-selling guide to </I><I>Nepal*</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet Nepal</I></B> is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Soak in the hustle-and-bustle of Kathmandu's Durbar Square, trek to the base of the world's highest mountain, or raft the rapids of the Bhote Kosi; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Nepal and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet Nepal</I> Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Colour </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, religion, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, environmental issues. <LI><B>Over</B> <B>11 colour maps</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley & Around, Pokhara, The Terai & Mahabharat Range, and trekking, biking, rafting and kayaking routes and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet Nepal</I></B><B>,</B> our most comprehensive guide to Nepal, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for more extensive trekking coverage? Check out <B><I>Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya</I> </B>for all you need to know to have a safe and rewarding trek. <LI>Looking for a guide focused on other countries in the region? Check out our <B><I>Lonely Planet Bhutan</I></B> guide, <B><I>India</I></B> guide, and <B><I>Tibet</I></B> guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer; or <B><I>Discover India,</I></B> a photo-rich guide to India's most popular attractions. </LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Bradley Mayhew, Lindsay Brown and Stuart Butler. </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P><P><I>*Best-selling guide to Nepal. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA</I> </P>
Tears in the Wind: Triumph and Tragedy on America's Highest Peak
by Larry Semento

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English

Pages

227

Publication Date

May 26, 2016

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<h5>                  <strong>An Extraordinary True Adventure Story</strong><br /></h5><p><br /></p><p>“This is an incredible account of what it takes, physically and emotionally, to take on a climb like Denali. The author endured so much on that mountain, and his description is vivid and emotional. I recommend this book to anyone. You don't have to be interested in climbing to enjoy this slice of adventure and terror. I could not recommend this book more!”-- <em>K. Hymel.</em><br /></p><p><br /></p><p>In this riveting account of an expedition to climb Denali, the author describes how a childhood fascination with mountaineering led to the adventure of a lifetime. As an average middle-aged guy, he began mountain climbing as a pastime, eventually signing on with a guided group to attempt an ascent of Denali. Formerly called Mt. McKinley, Denali is the highest peak in North America and well known for its vicious winds and dreadfully cold weather.<br /></p><p><br /></p><p>During an expedition that was both triumphant and tragic, the team experienced the full force of the mountain’s fury. They were forced to face life and death on terms that had a lasting effect on each of them. <br /></p><p><br /></p><p>This is a rare peek into a world often shrouded in glamor and mystery. More than a description of the climb, this is an introspective look at the physical and mental demands of climbing a high mountain, and it provides thoughtful insight on the impact that this amazing adventure had on Larry and his family and friends.<br /></p><p><br /></p><p>Come along on a journey from armchair to the top of the continent, and share in the drama of this epic journey.<br /></p> <p></p>
Touching the Void
by Joe Simpson

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

December 12, 2012

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The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes. In the summer of 1985, two young, headstrong mountaineers set off to conquer an unclimbed route. They had triumphantly reached the summit, when a horrific accident mid-descent forced one friend to leave another for dead. Ambition, morality, fear and camaraderie are explored in this electronic edition of the mountaineering classic, with never before seen colour photographs taken during the trip itself. <br /><br />Included in the ebook and free sample is a link to a ten minute video interview with Joe, discussing the challenges and changes that have come to pass in the 25 years since original publication (Please check if your device is able to stream videos - Internet connection required).
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
by , G. Weston DeWalt

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English

Pages

409

Publication Date

September 22, 2015

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<p><i>Everest</i>, the major motion picture from Universal Pictures, is set for wide release on September 18, 2015. Read <i>The Climb</i>, Anatoli Boukreev (portrayed by Ingvar Sigurðsson in the film) and G. Weston DeWalt’s compelling account of those fateful events on Everest.</p><p>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 <i>Into Thin Air </i>author Jon Krakauer.</p>

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