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The Resource Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster (Downloadable eBook), Jon Krakauer

Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster (Downloadable eBook), Jon Krakauer

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Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster (Downloadable eBook)
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Into thin air
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a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster (Downloadable eBook)
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Jon Krakauer
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eng
Summary
A history of Mount Everest expedition is intertwined with the disastrous expedition the author was a part of, during which five members were killed by a hurricane-strength blizzard. 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 his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top. No one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds. Six hours later and 3,000 feet lower, in 70-knot winds and blinding snow, Krakauer collapsed in his tent, freezing, hallucinating from exhaustion and hypoxia, but safe. The following morning he learned that six of his fellow climbers hadn't made it back to their camp and were in a desperate struggle for their lives. When the storm finally passed, five of them would be dead, and the sixth so horribly frostbitten that his right hand would have to be amputated. Krakauer examines what it is about Everest that has compelled so many people - including himself - to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense. Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eye-witness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement
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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
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1998.
  • Alex Award, 1998.
  • Garden State Teen Book Award (New Jersey), Nonfiction, 2000.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 1997.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1998
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155460
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TEFOD
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796.522092
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Intended audience
1320L
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1320
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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adult
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a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
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Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster (Downloadable eBook), Jon Krakauer
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780679462712
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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remote
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B04ACE8F-3B78-46A9-AE83-67AB7C832591
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  • (OCoLC)612306785
  • ocn612306785
  • 531555
  • 531819
  • 531819
Label
Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster (Downloadable eBook), Jon Krakauer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780679462712
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B04ACE8F-3B78-46A9-AE83-67AB7C832591
System control number
  • (OCoLC)612306785
  • ocn612306785
  • 531555
  • 531819
  • 531819

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