Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
Author : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Anchor
Total Pages : 320
Release : 1998-11-12
ISBN 10 : 9780679462712
ISBN 13 : 0679462716
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Thin Air Book Description:

National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster. By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer's highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber's death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others' actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. This updated edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy. "I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day," writes Krakauer in the postscript, dated August 1999. "What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev's refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients." As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air's denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb, Boukreev's version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--a prestigious prize intended "to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment." According to the Academy's citation, "Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind."

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
Author : Cindy Miles
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2007-11-06
ISBN 10 : 9781101043158
ISBN 13 : 1101043156
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Thin Air Book Description:

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
Author : Caroline Leavitt
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1994-05-01
ISBN 10 : 0517125684
ISBN 13 : 9780517125687
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
Author : Jerry S. Kidd
Publisher : Facts on File
Total Pages : 134
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : 0816035857
ISBN 13 : 9780816035854
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Thin Air Book Description:

This text examines the causes of atmospheric pollution, acid rain, ozone depletion, and global warming and explains how these conditions affect our health and econo prosperity.

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
Author : Warren Beck
Publisher :
Total Pages : 257
Release : 1951
ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B322984
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Thin Air Book Description:

An old man sentimentally watches a house being torn down across the street from his own lifelong home. It is in the other house that Ralph Kempner has spent his happier days. Most were with an old woman who shared his passion and sophistication for music and literature. A few were with the woman's daughter-in-law with whom he had an affair.

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
Author : Mary Ellen Porter
Publisher : Steeple Hill
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2015-05-05
ISBN 10 : 0373676824
ISBN 13 : 9780373676828
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Thin Air Book Description:

Coming soon! Into Thin Air by Mary Porter will be available May 5, 2015.

Into thin air

Into thin air
Author : James T. Child
Publisher :
Total Pages : 188
Release : 1879
ISBN 10 : OXFORD:600061858
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
Author : Kristina Beck
Publisher :
Total Pages : 296
Release : 2019-09-12
ISBN 10 : 3947985045
ISBN 13 : 9783947985043
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Thin Air Book Description:

Fed up with the endless demands of her job, Ellie seeks solitude from the chaos. As if by magic, she finds herself all alone in an exotic hotel. That is, until she meets the gorgeous guest next door. As time melts away, Ellie falls hard for Sam. Then he vanishes into thin air, taking his love with him. When he suddenly reappears, he isn't the Sam she once knew, but her aching heart tells her otherwise. Sam finds himself at a crossroads in his soccer career when a permanent injury forces him to make a difficult decision. He thinks seclusion in a luxury hotel is what he needs, until he sees the fiery redhead, Ellie. She has no idea who he is and becomes the woman of his dreams. Like any vacation, it must come to an end... just not in such a tragic way. Sam thinks he's responsible for Ellie's death, and when he discovers she's alive, she doesn't greet him with open arms. The relentless fight for her dignity and career threatens to end their passionate reunion. They said their love was infinite, but anything can change when reality comes crashing down.

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
Author : Thomas Zigal
Publisher :
Total Pages : 260
Release : 2011-10
ISBN 10 : 1612187560
ISBN 13 : 9781612187563
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Thin Air Book Description:

Sheriff Kurt Muller, aging hippie, single father, and son of one of Aspen's founders, finds himself confronted by more than the usual tensions between the chic international celebrity jet set and the local community fighting the resort's enormous growth. A man is dead, his washed-out body found in the Roaring Fork with a bullet hole behind one ear. A woman is missing, her handbag still hidden under Kurt Muller's Jeep seat. And the violence that is erupting around Aspen-—violence laced with kinky sex, international politics, and local power-—is leading Muller to the darkest truths a man can confront: about his past, about his family, and about another murder in the high Rocky Mountain air...

Vanished Into Thin Air

Vanished Into Thin Air
Author : Matthew D. Bliss
Publisher : Publishamerica Incorporated
Total Pages : 138
Release : 2008-02
ISBN 10 : 1604416696
ISBN 13 : 9781604416695
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanished Into Thin Air Book Description:

On October 31, 1905, the steamer Erie Dane departs Detroit with 114 passengers and crew. As the ship steams across Lake Erie, a storm that only occurs once a century descends upon the lake and the ship disappears. One century later on October 31, 2005, three college friends depart Sandusky on a ferry boat. During the voyage a storm, similar to the one that struck a hundred years previously, descends on Lake Erie and sinks the ship. The three friends escape the sinking ship in a raft but suddenly disappear. When the friends awake they discover the long-lost Erie Dane. Onboard they discover that all 114 passengers and crew are alive and have not aged since the ship disappeared. Now the three friends, the passengers and crew of the Erie Dane have to discover a way back to the world they know or wait for the next storm.