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              Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster

              Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)

              By Krakauer, Jon

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              A true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history.

              ISBN 9781447200185
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2011
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              Into the Wild

              Into the Wild (Paperback, Media tie-in)

              By Krakauer, Jon

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              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.
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              ISBN 9780330453677
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2007
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Into the Wild
                

              Into the Wild (EPUB ebook)

              By Krakauer, Jon

              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.
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              ISBN 9781743295533
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2007
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays

              Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Krakauer, Jon

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              From the bestselling author of Missoula and Into the Wild- a selection of the masterful investigative reporting that made Krakauer famous, covering topics from avalanches on Mount Everest to a volcano in Washington State; from a wilderness therapy program for teens to an extraord...inary cave in New Mexico so unearthly that is used by NASA to better understand Mars. The gripping articles collected in Classic Krakauer--originally published in periodicals such as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian--show why he is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these articles take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of greater Seattle at any moment; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Rigorously researched and vividly written, marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop, the pieces in Classic Krakauer are unified by the author's ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.
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              ISBN 9781984897695
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              Into Thin Air
                

              Into Thin Air (EPUB ebook)

              By Krakauer, Jon

              A true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history.

              ISBN 9781743295540
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              Released NZ 1 Nov 1999
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              Under The Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

              Under The Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (Paperback, Unabridged edition)

              By Krakauer, Jon

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              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.

              ISBN 9780330419123
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2004
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

              Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Krakauer, Jon

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              From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, ...with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team the Grizzlies with a rabid fan base. The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities.In this, Missoula is also typical. A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year.Krakauer s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault. Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active; if she had been drinking prior to the assault and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman s entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys. This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war. In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several
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              ISBN 9780804170567
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2016
              Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
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              Eiger Dreams
                

              Eiger Dreams (EPUB ebook)

              By Krakauer, Jon

              Originally published in 1990 by the American publishers, Lyons and Burford, a collection of writings on mountaineering and the culture of climbing. It includes first-hand accounts of expeditions made by the author, who also wrote INTO THE WILD and INTO THIN AIR.

              ISBN 9781743284643
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              Released NZ 1 May 1998
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              Into Thin Air
               

              Into Thin Air (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Krakauer, Jon; Read by Franklin, Philip

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              Into Thin Air is the definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Eiger Dreams and Into the Wild. On assignment for Outside magazine, Krakauer, an accomplished climber, went to the Himalayas to report on ...the growing commercialization of the planet's highest mountain. Everest has always been a dangerous mountain. From the first British expeditions in the 1920s until 1996, one climber has died for ever 4 who have attained the summit. This shocking death toll has not put a damper on the burgeoning business of guided ascents, however, in which amateur alpinists with alarmingly disparate skills are ushered up the mountain for a $65,000 fee. To ascend into the thin, frigid air above 26,000 feet - the cruising altitude of a commercial jetliner - is an inherently irrational act. The environment is unimaginably harsh, the margin for error miniscule. Krakauer examines what it is about Everest that has compelled so many people - including himself - to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concern 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 frank eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular.
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              ISBN 9781489368126
              Published NZ 28 Nov 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Into the Wild

              Into the Wild (Hardback)

              By Krakauer, Jon

              The story of Chris McCandless, a young man who embarked on a solo journey into the wilds of Alaska and whose body was discovered four months later, explores the fascinating allure that the wilderness has for the American imagination.

              ISBN 9780679428503
              Released NZ 1 May 1996
              Publisher Random House
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