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Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies

By Alan Kane
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  • Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1771600985
  • Pages : 384
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Having sold more than 40,000 copies of previous editions, this authoritative climbing guide has been completely revised, updated and redesigned for a whole new generation of mountaineers. The original edition of Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, published by RMB in 1991, started a scrambling craze in the Canadian Rockies. No longer was reaching the top of those breathtaking peaks limited only to technical climbers; strong hikers with a sense of adventure found that they too could reach the top of many famous and stunning peaks. Armed with first-hand information, Alan Kane describes over 150 scrambles in a clear, concise format. This includes equipment needed, when to go, how to get there, where to park and what to expect as you work your way to the summit. Photos showing the ascent line complement descriptions that include historical trivia, origins of placenames and summit views. Routes range from off-trail hiking suitable for strong hikers to challenging routes at the low end of technical climbing where use of specific handholds is required on steep, airy terrain. Most ascents are day trips from a major road; many utilize a hiking trail on approach and include some of the most-photographed Rockies postcard peaks. The scramble areas begin in Waterton Park near the US border and continue north through Crowsnest, Kananaskis, Canmore and into the contiguous mountain parks of Banff, Yoho, Kootenay and Jasper. An overview of facilities, accommodation and climate is provided for each area. Specific hazards from rock quality to wildlife encounters are mentioned, including advice on scrambling safely. Guidebooks can be dry reading, but Kane’s snippets of humour make the book entertaining as well as useful.

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1849083975
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 767
  • File Pdf: fortress-monasteries-of-the-himalayas.pdf

Book Summary:

The spread of Buddism and Tibetan secular power throughout the Himalayas led to a distinctive style of fortifications not found anywhere else. This book looks at Himalayan fortifications, from their creation in the Middle Ages to their destruction and capture by the Chinese in the 20th century.

Adventures on Planet Earth

By Dr. Diana Prince
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1524605255
  • Pages : 180
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 280
  • File Pdf: adventures-on-planet-earth.pdf

Book Summary:

In this book, Dr. Diana Prince invites you along to experience adventures in the farthest corners of the world and some intriguing places closer to home.

The Gadfly

By E. L. Voynich
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664181626
  • Pages : 364
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 109
  • File Pdf: the-gadfly.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Gadfly" by E. L. Voynich. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Caporetto and the Isonzo Campaign

By Željko Cimpric
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Isbn : 1781599300
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 470
  • File Pdf: caporetto-and-the-isonzo-campaign.pdf

Book Summary:

From May 1915 to October 1917 the armies of Italy and the Austro-Hungarian empire were locked into a series of twelve battles along the River Isonzo, a sixty-mile front from the Alps to the Adriatic. The campaign was fought in the most appalling terrain for combat, with horrendous casualties on both sides, often exceeding those of the more famous battles of the Great War. The twelfth and final battle, Caporetto, resulted in a devastating defeat for Italy and led to one of the greatest breakthroughs achieved during the entire conflict. Yet this massive struggle is too often neglected in histories of the war which focus on the fighting on the Western and Eastern Fronts. John Macdonald, in this accessible and highly illustrated account, aims to set the record straight. His description of the Isonzo battles, of the battlefields and of the atrocious conditions in which the soldiers lived and fought is supported by a graphic selection of original photographs that record the terrible reality of the conflict. The impact of the intervention of British, French and German troops is covered, as are the parts played by famous individuals among them Rommel, Mussolini, Badoglio and Cadorna, the notorious Italian commander in chief. But it is the front-line experience of the common soldiers on both sides that is most powerfully portrayed. Caporetto and the Isonzo Campaign gives a fascinating insight into a conflict that was a pivotal moment in the history of Italy, Austria and the Balkans.

To a Mountain in Tibet

By Colin Thubron
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 144646718X
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 326
  • File Pdf: to-a-mountain-in-tibet.pdf

Book Summary:

**TOP TEN BESTSELLER** 'I would rather read Colin Thubron than any other travel writer alive' John Simpson Mount Kailas is the most sacred of the world's mountains - holy to one fifth of humanity. Isolated beyond the central Himalayas, its summit has never been scaled, but for centuries the mountain has been ritually circled by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Colin Thubron joins these pilgrims, after an arduous trek from Nepal, through the high passes of Tibet, to the magical lakes beneath the slopes of Kailas itself. He talks to secluded villagers and to monks in their decaying monasteries; he tells the stories of exiles and of eccentric explorers from the West. Yet he is also walking on a pilgrimage of his own. Having recently witnessed the death of the last of his family, his trek around the great mountain awakes an inner landscape of love and grief, restoring precious fragments of his own past.

The Companions of Jehu

By Alexandre Dumas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726671913
  • Pages : 10
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 276
  • File Pdf: the-companions-of-jehu.pdf

Book Summary:

The Revolution may be over, but for a band of courageous aristocrats, the fight is only just beginning. This group call themselves "The Companions of Jehu". They lead secret lives as highwaymen, using the money they steal to fund the royalist underground movement. They’re led by Roland, a hero with a mysterious past, whose fate becomes intertwined with Napoleon’s right-hand man. It’s a romp that demonstrates Alexandre Dumas’ unrivalled flair for historical fiction. "The Companions of Jehu" is the first book in "The Saint-Hermine Trilogy", followed by "The Whites and the Blues". Dumas never finished the third part, "The Last Cavalier". Long thought lost, an incomplete version was discovered and finally published in 2005. Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a hugely popular 19th Century French writer. Born of mixed French and Haitian heritage, Dumas first rose to prominence in Paris as a playwright, but later gained international fame with his historical fiction. Often co-authored with other writers, these stories wove together swashbuckling adventure, romance, and real events from France’s past. Among the best known are "The Three Musketeers", and its sequels "Twenty Years After", and "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later". Set across four decades, this trilogy follows the rise of the dashing D’Artagnan—from hot-headed soldier to trusted captain under Louis XIV. Dumas’ other novels include "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Black Tulip". His works have been adapted into more than 200 movies, including The Man in the Iron Mask starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Minecraft: The Mountain

By Max Brooks
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Isbn : 0593159160
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 230
  • File Pdf: minecraft.pdf

Book Summary:

In the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel Minecraft: The Island, a stranded hero stumbles upon another castaway—and discovers that teamwork might just be the secret to survival. Wandering a vast, icy tundra, the explorer has never felt more alone. Is there anything out here? Did I do the right thing by leaving the safety of my island? Should I give up and go back? So many questions, and no time to ponder—not when dark is falling and dangerous mobs are on the horizon. Gurgling zombies and snarling wolves lurk in the night, and they’re closing in. With nowhere to hide, the lone traveler flees up a mountain, trapped and out of options . . . until a mysterious figure arrives, fighting off the horde singlehandedly. The unexpected savior is Summer, a fellow castaway and master of survival in these frozen wastes. Excited to find another person in this strange, blocky world, the explorer teams up with Summer, whose impressive mountain fortress as a safe haven . . . for now. But teamwork is a new skill for two people used to working alone. If they want to make it home, they will have to learn to work together—or risk losing everything.

The Book of John Mandeville

By Iain Macleod Higgins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Isbn : 1603846115
  • Pages : 320
  • Category :
  • Reads : 550
  • File Pdf: the-book-of-john-mandeville.pdf

Book Summary:

A fictive travelers guide to the East, both Near and Far, The Book of John Mandeville was a late-medieval best seller, more popular in its day than Marco Polos Travels. In addition to a fresh, vibrant translation -- the first from the Middle French original since the fifteenth century -- this edition of The Book of John Mandeville offers a succinct, broad-ranging Introduction to the work that touches on the question of authorship, the sources on which the text drew, and the transformation and reception of the work down to the present day. Also included are notes setting the work in its historical and cultural context and selections from related texts, including significant textual variants from William of Boldenseles Book of Certain Regions beyond the Mediterranean and Odoric of Pordenones Relatio.

Sentinelspire

By Mark Sehestedt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Isbn : 0786963778
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 199
  • File Pdf: sentinelspire.pdf

Book Summary:

To save the future, he must embrace his past... A ranger and his apprentice are captured by a group of assassins who demand their help in overthrowing their leader and the ruler of the fortress of Sentinelspire, the Old Man of the Mountain. Although the ranger doesn't want to help, he discovers the Old Man's plans may involve the master druid who gave him a new life--and the destruction of all he now holds dear. A series that centers on the citadels - castles, keeps, fortreeses, and watchtowers - of the Forgotten Realms world, each book in The Citadels series is a self-contained fantasy adventure.

High Andes

By Rolf Margenau
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rolf Margenau
  • Isbn : 098823114X
  • Pages : 276
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 290
  • File Pdf: high-andes.pdf

Book Summary:

Wylie Cypher, a corporate attorney, has a dying marriage, a midlife crisis, and is disillusioned with his work. Trying to regain fading youth, he plans a trekking vacation with his daughter, Mercy, across the White Mountains of Peru. When he arrives in Lima a young law student mistakenly believes Wylie is an agent of the US government and gives him a travel guide concealing documents that show how the government is torturing and murdering dissidents. Wylie decides to deliver those documents to US authorities, which will affect the outcome of the civil war raging in Peru at the time. Peruvian government thugs and agents of the Shining Path communist guerrilla movement are quickly on Wylie's trail, both eager to kill Wylie and his entire trekking party. Wylie, his daughter, a local guide, and his friend, an archeologist (who is more than he seems), and porters set out using various ruses to throw their pursuers off track. Wylie narrowly escapes from the local police after being tortured and losing a toe. But can they cross the foreboding eighteen thousand foot high pass and make it to Cajamarca in time to take the only safe flight home and deliver the documents?

A Legacy of Love and Murder

By Brenda Whiteside
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Isbn : 1509206647
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 688
  • File Pdf: a-legacy-of-love-and-murder.pdf

Book Summary:

In Austria to meet her great-grandfather and explore his castle estate filled with priceless art, August Myer arrives to find he's died suspiciously. As one of the heirs, her life is in danger, turning this fairytale Alpine adventure into a nightmare of veiled threats, unexplained accidents, and murder. Inspector Tobias Wolf splits his time between his profession and fighting the spread of neo-Nazism. But when the beautiful, intriguing American crosses his path during a murder investigation, ensuring her safety challenges his priorities…and his heart. When August learns the handsome inspector is concealing a personal involvement, and the death of her great-grandfather is somehow connected, she takes the investigation into her own hands. The outcome could be the death of both of them.

Assassins

By Nicholas Snow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1467016268
  • Pages : 260
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 726
  • File Pdf: assassins.pdf

Book Summary:

A novel of intrigue, love, mystery, betrayal, and the worlds oldest terrorist organization. This is a novel which draws on the magic of A Thousand and One Nights and the realism of history and political life. The herowarrior, minstrel and poet, Nureddinis divided between his commitment to sultan Saladin and his love for the beautiful enchantress Laila. Saladin aims at uniting the fragmented Arab world against the Crusaders; Laila is queen and supreme houri of the artificial paradise set up by the terrible Old Man of the Mountain, who terrorizes his enemies and reduces his followers to a state of blind obedience. Involving suspense, love, poetry, conspiracies, warAssassins is, above all, the story of a powerful love relationship that triumphs over all adversities. In an inventive style. . . Nikos Kyriazis artistically transmutes historical materials into fiction of great literary and emotional impact. --Kostas Sardelis