A Life on the Edge, Anniversary Edition

A Life on the Edge, Anniversary Edition

Author: Jim Whittaker

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594856679

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from A Life On The Edge (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "My father's greatest living heroes were John Glenn and Jim Whittaker—a physical giant with a huge heart, a decent soul, and inspirational courage. We can all be grateful that Whittaker has finally put his extraordinary life on paper. Whittaker's story is a riveting saga of high adventure by one of history's greatest climbers." —Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. * Special anniversary edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Mount Everest * New foreword by Ed Viesturs and a new afterword by the author * More than 100 photos, including several never-before-published images In May of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into world history by becoming the first American to summit Mount Everest. Fifty years later, he is still regarded as a seminal figure in North American mountaineering, as well as an astute businessman who helped create the outdoor recreation industry. A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond is Jim's courageous, no-punches-pulled autobiography and a look at a peripatetic, sometimes difficult life. Beyond the glory of the Everest summit and his other extraordinary climbing feats, including the first American summit of K2, he openly describes his personal, "everyman" experience of social upheaval in the 1960s and 70s, an early divorce, family strife, a passionate new love later in life, near-bankruptcy, and business triumphs and losses. Jim tells it all with verve and honesty and, true to his nature, turns every setback into the stage for new adventure. This special 50th anniversary edition celebrates the story of Jim's life and features a new foreword by Ed Viesturs, as well as a new final chapter that brings readers up-to-date, including details of his trek to Everest Base Camp in 2012 and his son Leif's recent successful summits of Everest. Need more Jim Whittaker? Checkout his interview on New Day Northwest as he talks about Everest, training, and the shocking differences between climbing Everest 50 years ago versus today.

Bobby: A Story of Robert F. Kennedy

Bobby: A Story of Robert F. Kennedy

Author: Deborah Wiles

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9781338783735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

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From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles comes a compelling biography of Robert Kennedy. Americans claimed Robert Kennedy as one of their own. They called him Bobby. Lyrical and evocative text by Deborah Wiles (Countdown, Revolution, Anthem, and Kent State) brings the story of Robert F. Kennedy to life, with breathtaking illustrations by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. Bobby is set in 1968, with a grandfather telling his grandchild about Kennedy's life. Bobby was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy. He became an accomplished public servant and activist in his own right. Though his run for presidency was tragically cut short on June 5, 1968, Bobby proved the value of empathy and grit. The story concludes as his funeral train makes its solemn journey from New York to Washington, DC. Kennedy was perceived by many to be a rare unifying force in American politics. He was beloved by Americans of all races for his integrity and devotion to the civil rights cause. His life continues to inspire efforts for social change. Deborah Wiles's Bobby will illuminate the importance of Robert Kennedy's life for children, parents, teachers, and librarians. Informative back matter is included.

This Will Change Everything

This Will Change Everything

Author: John Brockman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061960673

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 647

“This Will Change Everything offers seemingly radical but actually feasible ideas with the potential to change the world.”—Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel Editor John Brockman continues in the same vein as his popular compilations What Are You Optimistic About and What Have You Changed Your Mind About with This Will Change Everything. Brockman asks 150 intellectual superstars “what game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?” Their fascinating responses are collected here, from bestselling author of Atonement Ian McEwan to Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek to electronic music pioneer Brian Eno to writer, actor, director, and activist Alan Alda.

Illusion Dweller

Illusion Dweller

Author: Stimson Bullitt

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594858246

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 676

“A lovely mix of recollections coupled with erudite reflections of an at-times almost too-openly-honest elder.” — Tom Hornbein, author of Everest: The West Ridge * A moving recollection of a life inspired by climbing and redeemed by nature * Stimson Bullitt came to climbing late in life, but with a passion that put him on rock well into his 80s * A memoir that teaches all of us something about aging with both power and grace Stimson Bullitt was born into a privileged and influential Seattle family, a position he did not always find comfortable. He showed his black-sheep tendencies when, after graduating from Yale University, he rode the rails to come back West, where he worked in Central Washington orchards and on a highway crew at Chinook Pass. Later he became a skilled lawyer, a champion of civil and environmental causes, and president of King Broadcasting, the communications empire built by his mother, Dorothy Stimson Bullitt. While he was always drawn to the mountains, it wasn’t until Bullitt reached his 50s and 60s that he sought challenges on North America’s formidable peaks, including Denali and Mount Rainier. Not until he was 70 did he take up rock climbing, but it became a match and foil for his passions and, at times, his inner demons. Illusion Dweller, named after a particularly hard-earned and difficult climb (5.10b) at Joshua tree, is Bullitt’s climbing memoir, published posthumously and based on his own detailed manuscript. He climbed until just before his death at age 89. His achievements serve as inspiration to climbers of any age — and to anyone striving to retain or acquire a spirit of adventure later in life. This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series. Click here > to learn more.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Bible

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Bible

Author: Rob Tidrow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119359005

Category: Computers

Page: 792

View: 983

Your all-inclusive guide to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition Windows 10 Bible, Anniversary Update presents the ultimate reference for enterprise and professional Windows 10 Anniversary Update users. From setup and settings to networking and the daily workflow, this book provides expert guidance on all aspects of the OS. Read from beginning to end for a comprehensive tour of all of the nooks and crannies, or dip in as needed to find quick answers to your most pressing issues—formatted as a reference divided into mini-tutorials, this guide delves deep into the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to walk you through every inch of functionality. Personalize your settings, desktop, and security to augment the way you work; configure Windows 10 for enterprise with remote access, groups, and Hyper-V; set up a private network for two or 20 computers, and manage security to keep your content safe—everything you need to know is explained here. This book provides clear, authoritative guidance toward every aspect of the old and new to help you take advantage of everything Windows 10 Anniversary Update has to offer. Customize your Windows 10 Anniversary Update experience Install and remove hardware and software Set up your network and configure security Manage content, connect to printers, and troubleshoot issues Clear your to-do list faster than ever with Cortana voice commands, Windows Ink, Windows Hello, and a cross-platform capability that allows you to integrate a range of platforms including tablets, phones, Raspberry Pi, and even Xbox. Even if you're an experienced user, you're probably missing out on some very cool features—let the Windows 10 Bible, Anniversary Update fill the gaps and take your Windows 10 experience to the next level.

The New Village Green

The New Village Green

Author: Stephen Morris

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550923447

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 314

The village green is the focal point of any community, a gathering place where the best ideas take root and the brightest voices are heard. The New Village Green gathers some of the best ideas and brightest voices of the green community, some famous and familiar, others fresh and unknown. Each tells an absorbing story, and collectively they comprise a powerful chorus that profiles the current state of the environment. This remarkable book gathers wisdom and insight from a compelling and thought-provoking virtual community. Each contributor brings a unique perspective that mingles reverence for the environment with provocative thoughts for the future. Topics range from spirituality to solar panels and, just like a real village green, are juxtaposed with opinions from “the new village people,” including: Writers Bill McKibben and Michael Pollan Scientists James Lovelock and Donella Meadows Spiritual leaders Gandhi and Buddha And practical, homespun topics are given equal time: Good reasons to embrace alternative currencies Tips for growing great garlic Meant to be devoured in one sitting or sipped a little at a time, this book springboards the green movement into the future by acknowledging its roots in the past. Rachel Carson, Paul Ehrlich, and Helen and Scott Nearing are as relevant today as the Slow Food Movement and Peak Oil. This book will touch the heart of anyone who lives with conscience and hope. Stephen Morris is editor and publisher of Green Living Magazine and co-founder of The Public Press.

The Call of Everest

The Call of Everest

Author: Conrad Anker

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426212413

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 308

View: 542

Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain. In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first successful climb up the hazardous West Ridge (a climb so difficult no one has yet repeated it). In 2012, adventurer Conrad Anker led a National Geographic/The North Face team up the mountain to enact a legacy climb. Environmental changes and overcrowding led to challenges and disappointments, but yet the mountain maintains its allure. Now, steely-eyed Anker leads a team of writers in a book designed to celebrate the world's most famous mountain, to look back over the years of climbing triumphs and tragedies, and to spotlight what has changed--and what remains eternal--on Mount Everest. Telltale signs of Everest's current state, never-before-published photography, and cutting-edge science expose the world's tallest peak--its ancient meaning, its ever-present challenges, and its future in a world of disappearing ice.

The Annotated Sword of Shannara: 35th Anniversary Edition

The Annotated Sword of Shannara: 35th Anniversary Edition

Author: Terry Brooks

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345535610

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 756

THE PHENOMENAL EPIC OF GOOD AND EVIL LIKE IT’S NEVER BEEN EXPERIENCED BEFORE Thirty-five years ago, Terry Brooks brought to life a dazzling world in The Sword of Shannara. Nineteen more Shannara volumes would follow, making the series one of the most popular fantasy epics of all time. Now comes a fully annotated collector’s edition of the novel that started it all—featuring never-before-shared insights into the classic tale, an all-new introduction by the New York Times bestselling author, and replicas of the original sketches for some of the long-lost, black-and-white paintings by the Brothers Hildebrandt that decorated the original edition, and a replica of the original Hildebrandt central color plate on the back of the jacket.. Long ago, wars ravaged the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. Then the giant, forbidding Allanon reveals that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races. Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of a mighty evil, flies into the Vale, seeking to destroy Shea. To save his home, Shea must flee, drawing the Skull Bearer after him in menacing pursuit. Thus begins the enthralling Shannara epic, a spellbinding tale of adventure, magic, and myth. PRAISE FOR TERRY BROOKS “The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks’s cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy. This was one of my favorite fictional worlds growing up, and I look forward to many return trips.”—Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia! “Terry Brooks has been my constant companion over a lifetime of exploring my beloved fantasy genre. I say with all honesty I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara. If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear “I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind “Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. Not only do I owe him for many hours of reading pleasure, I owe him my job. He is required reading.”—Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy “The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. I didn’t just enjoy reading the novels—the world became so real that I would spend hours creating Shannara fan-fiction in my mind. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks.”—Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living: Anniversary Edition

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living: Anniversary Edition

Author: Frontiers Editorial Office

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889636679

Category:

Page: 94

View: 158

As we celebrate one year since the launch of Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, in this anniversary edition we wish to showcase a collection of selected articles published across both the natural and social science specialty sections. Led by Gregoire Millet (University of Lausanne) and Richard Giulianotti (Loughborough University), Frontiers in Sports in Active Living provides a multidisciplinary platform to examine sports, physical activity, exercise training and active living from all perspectives and, as a journal, we would like to thank all our editors and authors for their contributions and support.

Guinness World Records 2015

Guinness World Records 2015

Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 9781908843708

Category: Reference

Page: 255

View: 191

The world’s best-selling annual is back, with thousands of amazing new records, cool facts and awesome pictures! Ever wondered how far a dog can ride a scooter or who’s swallowed the most swords underwater Want to know about the latest sporting achievements, extreme bodies and cutting-edge tech Find the answers to these and many more mind-boggling feats in the all-new Guinness World Records 2015 eBook. What’s more, 2015 marks 60 years since the release of the very first GWR annual. To celebrate our diamond anniversary, you’ll find milestones of our classic records and how they’ve changed – or not changed – over time, plus a special feature just on diamond records. And if all that isn’t enough, you can download the new “See It 3D” augmented-reality app on another smart device to bring records in your eBook to life – just point it at designated records on screen and watch what happens! Compare yourself to the tallest man ever, squish maggots in our game, take a journey around the Solar System and much more.