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Touch The Top Of The World

Author : Erik Weihenmayer
ISBN : 1101191880
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The incredible bestselling book from the author of No Barriers and The Adversity Advantage Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age of thirteen. But Erik was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling and exciting life. In this poignant and inspiring memoir, he shares his struggle to push past the limits imposed on him by his visual impairment-and by a seeing world. He speaks movingly of the role his family played in his battle to break through the barriers of blindness: the mother who prayed for the miracle that would restore her son's sight and the father who encouraged him to strive for that distant mountaintop. And he tells the story of his dream to climb the world's Seven Summits, and how he is turning that dream into astonishing reality (something fewer than a hundred mountaineers have done). From the snow-capped summit of McKinley to the towering peaks of Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro to the ultimate challenge, Mount Everest, this is a story about daring to dream in the face of impossible odds. It is about finding the courage to reach for that ultimate summit, and transforming your life into something truly miraculous. "An inspiration to other blind people and plenty of us folks who can see just fine."—Jon Krakauer, New York Times bestselling author of Into Thin Air From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Touching The Roof Of The World

Author : Naomi Karon Bagel
ISBN : 1477214178
Genre : Fiction
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Dreams exist in that other realm...the night-world of sleep. Th ere all things are possible. Every hope and fear has the potential of becoming the ingredients of stories that weave the prosaic with the fantastic. I have grown to feel comfortable with the freedom that dreaming provides and enjoy surrendering to whatever stories unfold when I go to sleep. Th ere I can pass through doorways into other worlds that I only hear about on the radio. Dreaming creates a space for me, where I am no longer Paul Davis, the taxi driver who has only once left his home city of Southampton.
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Touch The Top Of The World A Blind Man S Journey To Climb Farther Than The Eye Can See

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ISBN : OCLC:1137816685
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Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age of thirteen. In this inspiring memoir, Weihenmayer speaks of the role his family played in his battle to break through the barriers of blindness. Erik also tells the story of his dream to climb the world's Seven Summits, something fewer than two hunderd mountaineers have achieved.

At The Top Of The World

Author : Linnea Larsson
ISBN : 9781469107646
Genre : Fiction
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There is a wild land high up through the Himalayan Breach between Tibet and Nepal named Mustang where warlords rode and ruled and Western visitors were not welcome. This is a story of an American girl and an English boy who disappeared up through that breach into the Himalayan Mountains, a story of Khampa warriors who raided across the undefended, unmarked border between Mustang and Tibet. This of the Chinese and, too, of the fighters for whom lifes final victory was the taking of Chinese with them into death. And also of the beauty, the silence, the stench of fear, the crack of rifles, the gleam of blood, the feel of death beneath ones blade.
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Flight To The Top Of The World

Author : David L. Bristow
ISBN : 9781496207067
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In his day Walter Wellman (1858–1934) was one of America’s most famous men. To his contemporaries, he seemed like a character from a Jules Verne novel. He led five expeditions in search of the North Pole, two by dogsled and three by dirigible airship, and in 1910 made the first attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air—which the self-styled expert on aerial warfare saw as a mission of world peace. He endured hardships, cheated death on more than one occasion, and surrounded himself with a team of assistants as eccentric and audacious as he was. In addition to his daring adventures, Wellman became a nationally known political reporter and unofficial spokesman for the McKinley and Roosevelt administrations. He was not the first newspaper-sponsored adventurer, but more than any of his predecessors he turned exploration into a real-time media event, and his reputation both flourished and suffered because of it. Wellman lived during a time of rapid social and technological change, when explorers were racing to fill in the last remaining blank spots on the map and when aviation promised to fulfill humanity’s greatest hopes and darkest fears. Flight to the Top of the World is a window into Wellman’s time and illuminates many of its dreams and contradictions.
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Sight Unseen

Author : Ellyn Kaschak
ISBN : 9780231539531
Genre : Psychology
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Sight Unseen reveals the cultural and biological realities of race, gender, and sexual orientation from the perspective of the blind. Through ten case studies and dozens of interviews, Ellyn Kaschak taps directly into the phenomenology of race, gender, and sexual orientation among blind individuals, along with the everyday epistemology of vision. Kaschak's work reveals not only how the blind create systems of meaning out of cultural norms but also how cultural norms inform our conscious and unconscious interactions with others regardless of our physical ability to see.
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Explorer Travellers And Adventure Tourism

Author : Dr. Jennifer Laing
ISBN : 9781845414603
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book examines the nexus between exploring and tourism and argues that exploration travel – based heavily on explorer narratives and the promises of personal challenges and change – is a major trend in future tourism. In particular, it analyses how romanticised myths of explorers form a foundation for how modern day tourists view travel and themselves. Its scope ranges from the 'Golden Age' of imperial explorers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, through the growth of adventure and extreme tourism, to possible future trends including space travel. The volume should appeal to researchers and students across a variety of disciplines, including tourism studies, sociology, geography and history.
Category: Business & Economics

Touch The Dark

Author : Karen Chance
ISBN : 9780141928951
Genre : Fiction
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Can you ever really trust a vampire? Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits - talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead. The ghosts of the dead aren't usually dangerous; they just like to talk ... a lot. The undead are another matter. Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires. But when the bloodsucking mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with vengeance on his mind, she's forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection. The undead senators won't help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their most powerful members, a dangerously seductive master vampire - and the price he demands may be more than Cassie is willing to pay .....
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Book Review Index 2001 Cumulation

Author : Dana Ferguson
ISBN : 0787635456
Genre : Reference
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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.
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To Touch The Crown

Author : Paiboon Sunthonchart Jr.
ISBN : 9781499048438
Genre : Fiction
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“To Touch the Crown” is a deeply spiritual fiction story, based on a truth: non-fiction times the earth was in. The road begins into a drive entering the darker side of life and the uprising and commercializing of the Seattle rave scene (years 1998-2002)... ...The main story begin with Jameson (James) who grew up somewhat of a leader, living for love, but money seemed to be blinding him from the only way to receive what he’d never had. He ventures in search of a girl he found in his senior prom, where high-school is the farthest thing from the groove. James enters the dark-world where raving is the freedom. ... Brian was following the footsteps of his best friend Jameson, drifting along under the wings of money, lost in the silhouette of status. He was clueless about life and the future road in front him, good times after work seemed to be the only thing that made life worth living. A date with Ashley comes, that would change his life forever. ... Jason wakes up in world he’s never been, under a new face, not knowing who he is. His identification shows his face, one that he’s never seen before, under a name he’s never heard of... ...We step into the shell of these characters feeling what they feel, intertwining in their thoughts and emotions as youths become young adults trying to find themselves, and their meaning. They face decisions that can alter the lives of many, choices that can never be changed when chosen; choices where the only choice, is to make the choice. ... In their search for love, they see the worse the world has to offer, and the light of heaven’s above in a find for truth and reason... This book also contains a non-fiction news excerpt for “world salvation” and ending “The Sorcery War”.
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