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The Resource Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster, Jon Krakauer

Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster, Jon Krakauer

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Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
Title
Into thin air
Title remainder
a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
Statement of responsibility
Jon Krakauer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion, Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996. He hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds ..." "This is the terrifying story of what really happened that fateful day at the top of the world, during what would be the deadliest season in the history of Everest. In this harrowing yet breathtaking narrative, Krakauer takes the reader along with his ill-fated expedition, step by precarious step, from Katmandu to the mountain's pinnacle where, plagued by a combination of hubris, greed, poor judgment, and plain bad luck, they would fall prey to the mountain's unpredictable fury."--Jacket
Cataloging source
MPI
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster, Jon Krakauer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"New afterword by the author"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [333])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
854593
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Anchor Books trade pbk. edition
Extent
xxv, 332, [1] pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780385494786
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 854593
  • (Sirsi) 854593
  • (OCoLC)42967338
Label
Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster, Jon Krakauer
Publication
Note
"New afterword by the author"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [333])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
854593
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Anchor Books trade pbk. edition
Extent
xxv, 332, [1] pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780385494786
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 854593
  • (Sirsi) 854593
  • (OCoLC)42967338

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