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Gently To The Summit

Author : Alan Hunter
ISBN : 9781780331478
Genre : Fiction
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A long-dead climber who comes in from the cold brings murder to the mountain air. Mountaineer Reginald Kincaid was believed to have died during an expedition to climb Mount Everest. It comes as a shock to his fellow climbers when he turns up again 22 years later and the mystery is compounded by the death of Arthur Fleece, Kincaid's climbing partner on the Everest attempt. Fleece falls to his death on Mount Snowdon in an apparent accident, but the feud that had developed between Fleece and the resurrected Kincaid sparks a murder investigation for George Gently with a 'dead' man as the prime suspect. Praise for Alan Hunter's Gently books: 'It is always a pleasure to look forward to another Gently book by Alan Hunter ...' Police Review
Category: Fiction

Back To The Summit

Author : Omer Rains
ISBN : 9781614480969
Genre : Political Science
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“The way in which Omer Rains overcame a paralyzing near-death experience is as inspirational as any story can be” (John C. Malone, chairman, Liberty Media). “You’ll never walk again.” California senator Omer Rains had been a politician on the global stage, a power-broking lawyer of A-list celebrities, and conqueror of some of the highest mountains in the world. But when a paralyzing brain aneurysm and stroke hit him at age sixty-one, he became more helpless than a small child. In Back to the Summit, Rains takes readers on a courageous journey toward recovery, both physical and spiritual, as he reflects on the people, events, and American history that shaped his life and gave him the strength to dare to walk again. Every flashback to the past offers insight into the philosophy that once saved his life and now defines his every action: “Get up from every fall, no matter how great or far, and continue to live life fully.” Those who have suffered physical trauma may find hope in his story; their loved ones may gain insight and understanding. And any reader who has ever faced a mountain of a setback will be inspired to keep on fighting to live again. “I am Nepalese—a Sherpa—and Omer’s inspirational and heroic story of recovery is a moving one both in my native land of Nepal and in other countries where he does untold humanitarian work . . . This book is a must read for anyone with a loved one who has ever suffered a near death experience.” —Kaji Sherpa, former holder of world record, fastest ascent of Mount Everest
Category: Political Science

Down To The Summit

Author : Joan Slatalla
ISBN : 9781481773362
Genre : Fiction
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This is a story about primeval knowledge and forgotten powers. It is also a story of greed and murder that takes place in the American Southwest. Betatakin, Keet Seel ad Old Oraibi are real places. They are beautiful, majestic and haunting. Vivid descriptions display the color and depth of creation. Species and dreams fade away, but some secrets endure. These things are known to Shaman and Rachel Thomas, keepers of history. A satisfying portion of this knowledge is shared with the readers of Down to the Summit. The reader is exposed to interesting Native American sites and background while trying to untangle a web of intrigue and suspense. The underlying theme is one of perpetuity, continuity and responsibility.
Category: Fiction

Jeju Island Geopark A Volcanic Wonder Of Korea

Author : Kyung Sik Woo
ISBN : 9783642205644
Genre : Science
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This book will deal with geological as well as cultural, historical, archaeological and biological aspects in Jeju Global Geopark. It will start with introduction of Jeju Global Geopark, geographic setting, habitats, history, economy and tourism, management, general geology and geosites, future geosites, other significant heritage sites, economically sustainable tourism, education and promotion and management plan.
Category: Science