Автор: Krakauer Jon Название: Into The Wild ISBN: 033045367X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330453677 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: от 777 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later. This book explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude.
Автор: Krakauer, Jon Название: Iceland ISBN: 0375752676 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375752674 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1279 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Krakauer Jon Название: Eiger Dreams ISBN: 0330370006 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330370004 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: от 483 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: This title describes mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships. This book presents an unusual fraternity of daredevils, athletes, and misfits stretching the limits of the possible - from the paranoid confines of a snowbound tent, to the thunderous, suffocating terror of a white-out on Mount McKinley.
Автор: Krakauer, Jon Название: Into the Wild ISBN: 0739358049 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780739358047 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1281 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Krakauer, Jon Название: Under the Banner of Heaven ISBN: 0739323660 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780739323663 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1281 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Jon Krakauer s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.
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Автор: Krakauer, Jon Название: Under the Banner of Heaven ISBN: 073930657X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780739306574 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1663 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Krakauer, Jon Название: Into Thin Air ISBN: 0679457526 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679457527 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1663 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top. No one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds. Six hours later and 3,000 feet lower, in 70-knot winds and blinding snow, Krakauer collapsed in his tent, freezing, hallucinating from exhaustion and hypoxia, but safe. The following morning, he learned that six of his fellow climbers hadn't made it back to their camp and were desperately struggling for their lives. When the storm finally passed, five of them would be dead, and the sixth so horribly frostbitten that his right hand would have to be amputated. Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of the bestseller Into the Wild. On assignment for Outside Magazine to report on the growing commercialization of the mountain, Krakauer, an accomplished climber, went to the Himalayas as a client of Rob Hall, the most respected high-altitude guide in the world. A rangy, thirty-five-year-old New Zealander, Hall had summited Everest four times between 1990 and 1995 and had led thirty-nine climbers to the top. Ascending the mountain in close proximity to Hall's team was a guided expedition led by Scott Fischer, a forty-year-old American with legendary strength and drive who had climbed the peak without supplemental oxygen in 1994. But neither Hall nor Fischer survived the rogue storm that struck in May 1996. Krakauer examines what it is about Everest that has compelled so many people -- including himself -- to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense. Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. Into the Wild is available on audio, read by actor Campbell Scott.
Автор: Krakauer, Jon Название: Missoula (Lib)(Cd) ISBN: 0147519349 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780147519344 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 2885 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Krakauer, Jon Название: Into Thin Air ISBN: 0385494785 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385494786 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 962 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 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 trade paperback 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.-
Автор: Krakauer, Jon Название: Eiger Dreams ISBN: 0385488181 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385488181 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 894 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Krakauer, Jon Название: Into the Wild ISBN: 0385486804 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385486804 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 958 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Krakauer Jon Название: Under the Banner of Heaven ISBN: 0330419129 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330419123 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: от 483 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. Here, Jon Krakauer provides a riveting account of Taliban-like theocracies in the American heartland controlled by renegade Mormon prophets.
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