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Into the Air

The Story of the Wright Brothers" First Flight

by Robert Burleigh

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Published by Silver Whistle Paperbacks .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsBill Wylie (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7363668M
ISBN 100152168036
ISBN 109780152168032

Into Thin Air is the nonfiction account of the tragic events of the spring of on Mt. Everest, which at that point was the deadliest climbing season in the history of the mountain. Jon Krakauer, a writer and amateur climber, is a client on the Adventure Consultants climbing expedition; he serves as the book's story opens with Krakauer on the summit of Mt. Everest, too. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Although mountain-climbing is typically depicted as a high-octane pursuit, Into Thin Air proves that it's more about enduring suffering than anything else. More than anyone else in the book, Beck Weathers manages to take the suffering that he endures on Everest and turn it into a positive. KRAKAUER JON - INTO THIN definition beyond the sway of reasoned argument. The plain truth is that I knew better but went to Everest anyway. And in doing so I was a party to the death of good people, which is something that is apt to remain on my conscience for a very long time. Jon Krakauer Seattle November File Size: KB.

"This is a great book, among the best ever on mountaineering. Gracefully and efficiently written, carefully researched, and actually lived by its narrator, it shares a similar theme with another sort of book, a novel called "The Great Gatsby." —The Washington Post "Into Thin Air ranks among the. Into Thin Air Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for Into Thin Air is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.


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