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Book The Last River

    Book Details:
  • Author : Todd Balf
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2010-06-16
  • ISBN : 030787446X
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read book The Last River written by Todd Balf and published by Crown. This book was released on 2010-06-16 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It was the ultimate whitewater adventure on the Mount Everest of rivers, and the biggest challenge of their lives.... October 1998 an American whitewater paddling team traveled deep into the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet to run the Yarlung Tsangpo, known in paddling circles as the "Everest of rivers." On Day 12 of that trip, the team's ace paddler, one of four kayakers on the river, launched off an eight-foot waterfall and flipped. He and his overturned kayak spilled into the heart of the thunderous "freight training" river and were swept downstream, never to be seen again. The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la is a breathtaking account of this ill-fated expedition, a fascinating exploration of what propelled these kayakers to take on the seething big water and perilous Himalayan terrain of the deepest gorge on the planet. This was the magical Shangri-la of legend, a 140-mile-long canyon framed by 25,000-foot snowcapped peaks, a place of unimaginable beauty called Pemako in ancient Buddhist texts that was rumored to contain mammoth waterfalls. At the close of the twentieth century, an end-to-end descent of the gorge filled the imaginations of some of the best boaters in the world, who saw in the foam and fury of the Tsangpo's rapids the ultimate whitewater challenge. For Wick Walker and Tom McEwan, extreme whitewater pioneers, best friends, and trip leaders, the Tsangpo adventure with Doug Gordon, Olympic medal-winning paddler Jamie McEwan (Tom's brother), and Roger Zbel was the culmination of a twenty-five-year quest. Fueled by narratives of early explorers, Walker and McEwan kept their dream alive and waited until the Chinese government opened the gorge to Westerners. With financial backing from the National Geographic Society, the group was finally good to go in 1998. Swollen to three times the size they had expected because of record rains and heavy snowmelt, the Tsangpo lived up to its fearsome reputation. On numerous occasions the team questioned whether to continue, but chose to press forward. The Last River probes beyond the extreme sports clichés and looks at the complex personal and intellectual reasons for the seemingly irresistible draw of Tibet's Great River. For Walker, Gordon, Zbel, and the McEwans -- husbands, fathers, friends, and brothers -- the Tsangpo wasn't a run toward death but a celebration of life, adventure, and the thing that tied them to one another -- awe-inspiring rivers. The Last River is also a riveting journey to one of the world's wildest and most alluring places, a thrilling book that invites us into the Himalayas of Jon Krakauer's classic, Into Thin Air, but from a totally new perspective -- on a historic river so remote that only the most hardy and romantic souls attempt to unlock its mysteries. Visit www.randomhouse.com/features/lastriver

Book Last River Rat

    Book Details:
  • Author : Kenny Salwey
  • Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
  • Release : 2017-10-16
  • ISBN : 1938486919
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read book Last River Rat written by Kenny Salwey and published by Fulcrum Publishing. This book was released on 2017-10-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kenny Salwey is a modern-day American hermit who has lived most of his life in the Mississippi river bottoms, coming to know the river ecosystem with an intimacy unavailable to most. Now, Kenny shares his love of, and knowledge about, the mighty river. The Last River Rat is a seasonal look at Kenny's unique life.

Book Journey to the Last River

Download or read book Journey to the Last River written by Teddy Keen and published by Frances Lincoln Limited. This book was released on 2021-11-09 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A gripping and beautifully illustrated story set in the heart of the Amazon, featuring dramatic encounters with animals, dangerous rapids, and extraordinary discoveries.

Book St  Nicholas

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1882
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book St Nicholas written by and published by . This book was released on 1882 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Children s Missionary Magazine of the United Presbyterian Church

Download or read book Children s Missionary Magazine of the United Presbyterian Church written by and published by . This book was released on 1881 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Arthur s Lady s Home Magazine

Download or read book Arthur s Lady s Home Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1862 with total page 806 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Littell s Saturday Magazine

Download or read book Littell s Saturday Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1836 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Last Karankawas

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  • Author : Kimberly Garza
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 2022-08-09
  • ISBN : 1250819865
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book The Last Karankawas written by Kimberly Garza and published by Henry Holt and Company. This book was released on 2022-08-09 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Beautiful, complex, and subversive, The Last Karankawas is an important book about Texas from a powerful new voice in American fiction. I loved it." —Elizabeth Wetmore, New York Times bestselling author of Valentine A blazing and kaleidoscopic debut about a tight-knit community of Mexican and Filipino American families on the Texas coast from a voice you won't soon forget. Welcome to Galveston, Texas. Population 50,241. A popular tourist destination and major shipping port, Galveston attracts millions of visitors each year. Yet of those who come to drink by the beach, few stray from the boulevards to Fish Village, the neighborhood home to individuals who for generations have powered the island. Carly Castillo has only ever known Fish Village. Her grandmother claims that they descend from the Karankawas, an extinct indigenous Texan tribe, thereby tethering them to Galveston. But as Carly ages, she begins to imagine a life elsewhere, undefined by her family’s history. Meanwhile, her boyfriend and all-star shortstop turned seaman, Jess, treasures the salty, familiar air. He’s gotten chances to leave Galveston for bigger cities with more possibilities. But he didn’t take them then, and he sure as hell won’t now. When word spreads of a storm gathering strength offshore, building into Hurricane Ike, each Galveston resident must make a difficult decision: board up the windows and hunker down or flee inland and abandon their hard-won homes. Moving through these characters’ lives and those of the extraordinary individuals who circle them, Kimberly Garza's The Last Karankawas weaves together a multitude of voices to present a lyrical, emotionally charged portrait of everyday survival. The result is an unforgettable exploration of familial inheritance, human resilience, and the histories we assign to ourselves, reminding us that the deepest bonds are forged not by blood, but by fire.

Book The River s Children

Download or read book The River s Children written by Ruth McEnery Stuart and published by . This book was released on 1904 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Annual Meeting

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  • Author : American Institute of Instruction
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1895
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 266 pages

Download or read book Annual Meeting written by American Institute of Instruction and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: List of members included in each volume, beginning with 1891.

Book History of Randolph County  Indiana

Download or read book History of Randolph County Indiana written by E. Tucker and published by . This book was released on 1882 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book A Treatise on the American Law of Real Property

Download or read book A Treatise on the American Law of Real Property written by Emory Washburn and published by . This book was released on 1876 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Feminine Subject in Children s Literature

Download or read book The Feminine Subject in Children s Literature written by Christine Wilkie-Stibbs and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-16 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book builds upon and contributes to the growing academic interest in feminism within the field of children's literature studies. Christie Wilkie-Stibbs draws upon the work of Luce Irigaray, Helene Cixous, Julia Kristeva, and Jacques Lacan in her analysis of particular children's literature texts to demonstrate how a feminist analysis opens up textual possibilities that may be applied to works of children's fiction in general, extending the range of textual engagements in children's literature through the application of a new poststructural critical apparati.

Book Last Tales

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  • Author : Karen Blixen
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Release : 2022-08-01
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 299 pages

Download or read book Last Tales written by Karen Blixen and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-08-01 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Last Tales" by Karen Blixen. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Book Lady Goodchild s Fairy Ring

Download or read book Lady Goodchild s Fairy Ring written by Sarah Goodchild and published by . This book was released on 1860 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Children s Stories in American History

Download or read book Children s Stories in American History written by Henrietta Christian Wright and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2021-05-18 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Children's Stories in American History" by Henrietta Christian Wright. 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.

Book The Ladies  Repository

Download or read book The Ladies Repository written by and published by . This book was released on 1852 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: