Gently To The Summit

Author: Alan Hunter
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780331479
Size: 16,53 MB
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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

Back To The Summit

Author: Omer Rains
Editor: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614480966
Size: 18,93 MB
Format: PDF
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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

Monograph On The British Fossil Echinodermata From The Cretaceous Formations

Author: Thomas Wright
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108081185
Size: 13,98 MB
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Published in ten parts between 1864 and 1882, this illustrated monograph covers the echinoids (sea urchins) of the British Cretaceous.

Did You Declare The Corpse

Author: Patricia Sprinkle
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101043639
Size: 13,25 MB
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Georgia magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough is bound for Scotland to explore her genealogical roots along with her friend Laura, not to mention a tour group full of unusual travel mates. But when two empty coffins mysteriously appear in the church in the small town where the group is staying-though none of the locals have died-things take a turn for the macabre. And when the bodies of two Americans are discovered occupying the coffins, MacLaren finds herself back on the job. Can she tie it all together, before she winds up in a coffin of her own?

Narrative Of A Journey In The Morea

Author: Sir William Gell
Size: 12,91 MB
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Walking In Derbyshire

Author: Elaine Burkinshaw
Editor: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849655456
Size: 18,76 MB
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Guidebook to walking in Derbyshire and the Peak District. 60 circular day walks, ranging from 2 to 10 miles (4 to 14km), offer something for walkers of all abilities. The walks start from bases all over the area including Glossop, Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Ripley, Ashbourne and Derby. The routes are illustrated with OS map extracts and accompanied with the author's own photographs, as well as including plenty of practical information on getting to and around Derbyshire and the routes. Historic sites including Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Eyam, Chatsworth House (the fictional Pemberley), New Mills, Cromford, Goyt Valley and Dovedale are also explored, as are Bronze and Iron Age forts, medieval castles and ruined Abbeys. Walking routes pass remnants of ancient civilisations, fine market towns and villages, caverns, castles, country houses and parklands, historic spa resorts and industrial heritage sites, and the book is full of background information detailing the local history.

Hayes Of The Twenty Third

Author: T. Harry Williams
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803297616
Size: 12,98 MB
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Rutherford B. Hayes became president of the United States after the disputed election of 1876. But for Hayes the "golden years" were not the four he spent in the White House but the four he served as a unit commander in the Civil War. "It was as though he had encountered in the war a largeness of the human spirit, courage, generosity, sacrifice, that disappeared in the peace. . . . No matter how high heøwent, he would always be Colonel Hayes of the Twenty-third Ohio Volunteer Regiment from 1861 to 1865. This is the exciting story of his part in the western Virginia campaign, chasing the Confederate John Morgan up and down the Ohio, and fighting under Phil Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley.

Utah S National Parks

Author: Ron Adkison
Editor: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 089997242X
Size: 13,55 MB
Format: PDF
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Discover soaring sandstone cliffs, ancient rock-art, sun-baked desert, and open woodlands of pinyon and juniper. Up-to-date trail and campground information are featured in this second edition and 124 different hikes are detailed. Includes descriptions of desert geology, plants and animals, and a topographic map for each hike.

The Uk S County Tops

Author: Jonny Muir
Editor: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 184965963X
Size: 15,32 MB
Format: PDF
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This inspiring guide describes 82 walking routes to the highest points (?tops') of the UK's 91 historic counties in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, from Inverness-shire's Ben Nevis (1344m) to Huntingdonshire's Boring Field (80m), visiting 10 national parks and numerous Areas of Outstanding National Beauty, including the Cairngorms, Dartmoor and the Lake District. There are a range of walks for all abilities and something for everyone, wherever they are in the UK, whether at home, on holiday or just travelling through. The graded routes range from strolls over easy ground to mountaineering expeditions. Some rank among the finest summits in the UK: Ben Lomond, Helvellyn, Pen y Fan, The Cheviot, Scafell Pike, Slieve Donard and Worcestershire Beacon. Others appear in unlikely places such as a military firing zone in Yorkshire and a back garden in south-east London and every top has its own story. The author was the first person to reach all 91 tops in one trip without motorised transport and recorded his adventure in his first book ?Heights of Madness'. Here he shares his routes, top tips and interesting facts about the tops and the historic counties. Illustrated with OS maps, sketch maps and colour photographs.

Down To The Summit

Author: Joan Slatalla
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481773364
Size: 13,62 MB
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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.