In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers: Irish Alpine Pioneers

In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers: Irish Alpine Pioneers

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ISBN Code : 9781848891784
Book Author : Frank Nugent
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Total Pages : 270

In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers: Irish Alpine Pioneers Book Detail/ Review :

No goggles or glacier glasses, no hi-tech axes or day-glo Gore-Tex adorned Alpinists of the mid-nineteenth century. From the 1850s to the early twentieth century, the achievements of Irish mountaineers are largely obscured in British historical accounts. This sets the record straight. Frank Nugent, mountaineer-explorer, reveals a significant Irish contribution beginning wi

The End of Baseball

The End of Baseball

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ISBN Code : 9781566637824
Book Author : Peter Schilling Jr.
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Total Pages : 293

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Hungry for a pennant, young Veeck jettisons the teams white players and secretly recruits the legendary stars of the Negro Leagues, fielding a club that will go down in baseball annals as one of the greatest ever to play the game.

Everest Years

Everest Years

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ISBN Code : 9780670818433
Book Author : Chris Bonington
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Total Pages : 237

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The first volume of Chris Boningtons memoirs, I Chose to Climb, was published in 1966 and told of his initiation into mountaineering, from schoolboy beginnings, culminating in the British ascent of the North Face of the Eiger and his decision to turn professional. The Next Horizon picks up where that volume left off and relates his subsequent adventures as a mountaine

Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest

Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest

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ISBN Code : 9780965319911
Book Author : Ed Webster
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Total Pages : 414

Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest Book Detail/ Review :

Snow in the Kingdom is the Everest autobiography of Ed Websters five Storm Years on and off of Mount Everest following the climbing death of his girlfriend, Lauren Husted, in Colorados Black Canyon. A milestone in American mountaineering literature, Snow in the Kingdom will appeal to climbers and armchair climbers alike. Its an adventure story penned in the traditio

Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil

Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil

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ISBN Code : 9780300123289
Book Author : Jerome Charyn
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Total Pages : 218

Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil Book Detail/ Review :

As the New York Yankees star centerfielder from 1936 to 1951, Joe DiMaggio is enshrined in Americas memory as the epitome in sports of grace, dignity, and that ineffable quality called class. But his career after retirement, starting with his nine-month marriage to Marilyn Monroe, was far less auspicious. Writers like Gay Talese and Richard Ben Cramer have painted the

Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training

Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training

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Book Author : Mark Rippetoe
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Total Pages : 235

Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training Book Detail/ Review :

Duplicate title.Librarian note:Use ISBN 0982522738 for this paperback edition.Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form

Everest - The Hard Way

Everest - The Hard Way

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ISBN Code : 9780340208335
Book Author : Chris Bonington
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Total Pages : 207

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The account of the first ascent of the South West face of Everest.

One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism

One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism

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ISBN Code : 9781771601665
Book Author : John Porter
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Total Pages : 368

One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism Book Detail/ Review :

In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents.Although only 28 years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of British mountaineering�s most successful era. His ascents included hard new routes on Himalay

The White Spider

The White Spider

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ISBN Code : 9780874779400
Book Author : Heinrich Harrer
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Total Pages : 513

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The White Spider dramatically recreates not only the harrowing, successful ascent made by Harrer and his comrades in 1938, but also the previous, tragic attempts at a wall of rock that was recently enshrined in mountaineer Jon Krakauers first work, Eiger Dreams. For a generation of American climbers, The White Spider has been a formative book--yet it has long been out-of-

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