The Unforgiving Wind

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Author: John Harris
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755147480
Size: 61.94 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 366
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Charting the disastrous expedition of Commander Adams, this novel follows the misfortunes of his men across the Arctic. Whatever can go wrong does go wrong as transport, instruments, health and sanity begin to fail. Only one man can rescue them, the truculent Tom Fife who responds to faint radio signals from the Arctic shores.


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Category : Government publications
Languages : en
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Wisconsin Library Bulletin

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Size: 34.88 MB
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Category : Libraries
Languages : en
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General Catalogue Of Printed Books

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Author: British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books
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Size: 71.96 MB
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Category : English imprints
Languages : en
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The Unforgiving Minute

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Author: Tim Jarvis
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ISBN: 9781863254342
Size: 47.67 MB
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Category : Adventure and adventurers
Languages : en
Pages : 294
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How do you lose 20kg in just 47 days? Strap on a 250 kg sled and haul it 1600km across Antarctica. Adventurer Tim Jarvis was inspired to do just that, treading in the footsteps of some of the most eccentric and heroic explorers by undertaking unsupported journeys to the South and North Poles. He and trekking partner Peter Treseder pulled sleds packed with tents, medicines, food and fuel across these unforgiving landscapes of sculptured snow and ice at altitudes of up to 4000 metres, enduring temperatures as low as minus 45 degrees. When the grandson of adventurer Sir Douglas Mawson heard Tim planned to haul a sled across the Antarctic, he entrusted him with his grandfather's famous black balaclava. Prime Minister John Howard and British PM Tony Blair signed up as patrons of the trek and media baron Lachlan Murdoch donated $100,000 towards the $500,000 challenge. Tim and Peter reached the South Pole in December 2000, setting a world record for the fastest unsupported journey to the South Pole and then continued on in their attempt to cross the continent. On the journey Tim was forced to fill two of his own teeth (fillings shrink under those conditions), battled storms that kept the pair in their tiny, wind-beaten tent for 36 hours straight, and worked off a quarter of his body weight, due to the immense physical strain (even though he'd been pouring olive oil on everything he'd eaten- including breakfast cereal- to try to keep up his energy levels). The adventures of Tim Jarvis don't stop there. In 2002 he and Peter attemped to walk across the North Pole unsupported, making national headlines when they were airlifted out after Peter suffered severe frostbite. Tim hit the headlines again in April this year when he and a friend attempted to canoe and trek across a partly flooded section of the usually dry Lake Eyre. Tim Jarvis is an incredible Australian with an incredible story to tell about his polar expeditions. He believes life is what you make it and that testing yourself physically and mentally brings great rewards. His story is truly inspirational.


The Lotus And The Wind

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Author: John Masters
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285642634
Size: 23.98 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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The Lotus and the Wind opens in 1879, when Lieutenant Robin Savage is serving in the second Anglo-Afghan war as Britain and the Russian Empire engage in the Great Game to decide Afghanistan's future. Unjustly accused of cowardice, Lieutenant Savage joins the Secret Service and must unravel the mystery of "Atlar", the word written by an Afghan stranger in his own blood to thwart the ambitions of Tsarist Russia. He sets out with a faithful Gurkha orderly to the furthest frontier of the British Empire.


The Jade Wind

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Author: John Harris
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Category : Air war
Languages : en
Pages : 283
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Flying in China in the days of the war-lords.


The Wind In My Hair

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Author: Brigitte Muir
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Size: 58.31 MB
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Category : Mountaineering
Languages : en
Pages : 293
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In 1997 the author became the first Australian woman to climb Everest and the first Australian to climb the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each continent). This memoir is a detailed account of her experiences making these achievements, as well as describing her other mountain climbing experiences in Australia and her journeys to Africa and Antarctica. Includes colour photos, glossary and index.


The Unforgiving

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Author: Ernesto Uribe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146539561X
Size: 20.48 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 337
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THE UNFORGIVING is set in the Dominican Republic during the heyday of direct U.S. military intervention in the Caribbean. There are military actions, betrayals, intrigue, good humor and romantic encounters between an American Marine captain and the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest Dominican on the island. The novel takes place immediately after the end of the First World War and depicts the impact of an occupying military force of Americans in the affairs of a small nation. At issue is the conflict between the rights of small farmers and powerful landowners. Marine officers and men find themselves in a critical position between peasants lending support to guerrilla insurgents and ruthless sugar barons. This insightful book examines the unwelcome and unexpected role of American Marines trying to resolve an age-old problem of exploitation of the weak and helpless by the rich and powerful.