Touching the Void

Touching the Void

The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes.

Author: Joe Simpson

Publisher: Direct Authors

ISBN: 9780957519305

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 318

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The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes. In the summer of 1985, two young, headstrong mountaineers set off to conquer an unclimbed route. They had triumphantly reached the summit, when a horrific accident mid-descent forced one friend to leave another for dead. Ambition, morality, fear and camaraderie are explored in this electronic edition of the mountaineering classic, with never before seen colour photographs taken during the trip itself.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Going Places

Going Places

Simpson, Joe Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival. New York: Perennial, 2004 [1988]. 218 pp. ISBN: 9780060730550 lg Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, had just made the first-ever ascent of ...

Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849721

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 606

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Just as savvy travelers make use of guidebooks to help navigate the hundreds of countries around the globe, smart librarians need a guidebook that makes sense of the world of travel narratives. The book examines the subgenres of the travel narrative genre, categorizing and describing approximately 600 titles according to broad reading interests, and identifying hundreds of other fiction and nonfiction titles as read-alikes and related reads by shared key topics. This is an ideal guide for readers' advisors as well a book general readers will enjoy browsing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Lonely Planet Peru

Lonely Planet Peru

It's a question explored at length by Joe Simpson in his celebrated book, Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival. This gripping narrative tells the story of a climb that Simpson undertook with his climbing ...

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781760341374

Category: Travel

Page: 1373

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Lonely Planet Peru is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Trek the ancient Inca trail, puzzle over the mystery of the Nasca lines, wander the stone temples of Machu Picchu or indulge in local delicacies in Lima; all with your trusted travel companion.
Categories: Travel

Pushing Boundaries Students Remember 30 Years of Wilderness Challenge

Pushing Boundaries  Students Remember 30 Years of Wilderness Challenge

rain, no warm hot chocolate and an empty stomach – OK, my camping isn't so miserable. ... Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival by Joe Simpson is yet another unbelievable story. I've had the opportunity to ...

Author: Jerry Barker, Ed.D.


ISBN: 9781483409887

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 390

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They were mostly inexperienced campers, "raising their hands" to take a big risk, exchanging their comfortable lives for a difficult week of mountaineering. Over 135 college students and alumni tell stories and share memories of teamwork and testing, disappointment and triumph. They pushed their limits, believed in themselves, and took time for personal reflection. Sometimes pain -- sore muscles, altitude sickness, and frozen toes -- seemed insurmountable. Yet in memory, overcoming physical challenges remains a source of great satisfaction. Persisting when they most want to quit teaches young people to think big. Exhaustion and discomfort can be dispelled by camaraderie and humility. In their futures, finding solutions to tough problems will require truly exceptional leadership. Whether they are called to lead, asked to lead, or forced to lead, all who dared those summits will be better prepared to meet any challenge they will face.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 7th Edition

Genreflecting  A Guide to Popular Reading Interests  7th Edition

account of Bill Nagle's and John Chaerton's efforts to salvage artifacts from a World War II U-boat shipwrecked off ... Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival. ... Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival.

Author: Cynthia Orr

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 645

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The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres. • Provides an outstanding introduction to readers' advisory service, updated to reflect changing trends in popular reading • Serves as a textbook or supplementary text for classes regarding popular reading, readers' advisory service, or reference • Helps readers' advisors identify read-alikes for patrons' favorite titles
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Leader s Checklist 10th Anniversary Edition

The Leader s Checklist  10th Anniversary Edition

363 (2010): 1963–65; Eefje N. de Vries et al., “Effect of a Comprehensive Surgical Safety System on Patient Outcomes,” New England ... Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival (New York: Perennial, 2004).

Author: Michael Useem

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781613631171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 129

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Envision this scenario: An industrial manufacturer is breaking itself in three, and its board chair asks you, the chief financial officer, to step up to the helm of one of the spin-offs. You will take charge of everything, from plant operations and product marketing to human resources and governance practices. Are you ready to lead? In The Leader's Checklist, 10th Anniversary Edition: 16 Mission-Critical Principles, world-renowned leadership expert and Wharton professor Michael Useem shows you how to lead through any challenge—and shares how ITT's Denise Ramos did just that when she encountered this situation. In this illuminating guide, Useem offers a Leader's Checklist that will help you develop your ability to make good and timely decisions in unpredictable and stressful environments—for those moments when leadership really matters. To illustrate the principles, Useem examines where leaders go right—and wrong. He looks at:How Ramos, the former CEO of ITT, turned around the once-struggling enterprise; How AIG's tone-deaf response to the tumultuous events of the global financial crisis left the company vulnerable to one of the greatest corporate collapses in business history; andHow Virginia Rometty, the former executive chair of IBM, acquired and integrated a cloud-computing company to help turn around IBM's fortunes. Based on Useem's own research experience and an array of leadership investigators, thinkers, and practitioners, The Leader's Checklist offers actionable insights you can put into practice as a leader today.
Categories: Business & Economics

Natural General Intelligence

Natural General Intelligence

1 Which you can read for free here: mans- miraculous- survival- pdf.html. The book was co- authored with Yates. Natural General Intelligence. Christopher Summerfield ...

Author: Christopher Summerfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192843883

Category: Artificial intelligence

Page: 353

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Since the time of Turing, computer scientists have dreamed of building artificial general intelligence (AGI) - a system that can think, learn and act as humans do. Over recent years, the remarkable pace of progress in machine learning research has reawakened discussions about AGI. But what would a generally intelligent agent be able to do? What algorithms, architectures, or cognitive functions would it need? To answer these questions, we turn to the study of natural intelligence. Humans (and many other animals) have evolved precisely the sorts of generality of function that AI researchers see as the defining hallmark of intelligence. The fields of cognitive science and neuroscience have provided us with a language for describing the ingredients of natural intelligence in terms of computational mechanisms and cognitive functions and studied their implementation in neural circuits. Natural General Intelligence describes the algorithms and architectures that are driving progress in AI research in this language, by comparing current AI systems and biological brains side by side. In doing so, it addresses deep conceptual issues concerning how perceptual, memory and control systems work, and discusses the language in which we think and the structure of our knowledge. It also grapples with longstanding controversies about the nature of intelligence, and whether AI researchers should look to biology for inspiration. Ultimately, Summerfield aims to provide a bridge between the theories of those who study biological brains and the practice of those who are seeking to build artificial brains.
Categories: Artificial intelligence

At the Edge

At the Edge

Rusesabagina, Paul & Zoellner, Tom. (2006). An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography. London: Penguin. Simpson, Joe. (1988). Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. Yates, Simon.

Author: Larry Verstraete

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545273350

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 194

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Collects more than twenty true stories of people facing critical life or death decisions, including a man saving someone in the path of an oncoming train, a tragic mountainclimbing accident, and a family caught in a tsunami.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Parents Guide to Climate Revolution

The Parents    Guide to Climate Revolution

Bring on the Awe Page 100, “A pillar of gold light beamed diagonally from a small hole”: Joe Simpson, Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival, rev. ed. (New York: Perennial, 2004), 132–33.

Author: Mary DeMocker

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608684823

Category: Self-Help

Page: 360

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“Relax,” writes author Mary DeMocker, “this isn’t another light bulb list. It’s not another overwhelming pile of parental ‘to dos’ designed to shrink your family’s carbon footprint through eco-superheroism.” Instead, DeMocker lays out a lively, empowering, and doable blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution. In this book’s brief, action-packed chapters, you’ll learn hundreds of wide-ranging ideas for being part of the revolution — from embracing simplicity parenting, to freeing yourself from dead-end science debates, to teaching kids about the power of creative protest, to changing your lifestyle in ways that deepen family bonds, improve moods, and reduce your impact on the Earth. Engaging and creative, this vital resource is for everyone who wants to act effectively — and empower children to do the same.
Categories: Self-Help

You Should Really Write a Book

You Should Really Write a Book

An eleven-year-old survives a plane crash in the San Gabriel Mountains in a blizzard, using the survival techniques taught to him by his deceased father. Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival, by Joe Simpson ...

Author: Regina Brooks

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250015662

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions—essential tools for maximizing memoir success.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines