Savage Summit: The Life and Death of the First Women of K2

By Jennifer Jordan

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2005
------------------------

Though no longer as tall as Everest, the "Savage Mountain" is way extra harmful. positioned at the border of China and Pakistan, K2 has many of the cruelest hiking stipulations on the earth. 90 girls have scaled Everest yet of the six girls who reached the summit of K2, 3 misplaced their lives at the long ago down the mountain and have in view that died on different climbs.

In Savage Summit, Jennifer Jordan stocks the tragic, compelling, inspiring, and striking precise tales of a handful of brave ladies -- moms and daughters, better halves and fans, poets and engineers -- who defeated this ambitious mountain but finally perished in pursuit in their dreams.

Literary Awards
National outdoors booklet Award for out of doors Literature (2005)

Show description

La historia de los árabes

By Albert Hourani

Albert Hourani despliega, valiéndose de una amplia documentación, los angeles historia de los pueblos árabes partir el siglo VII, cuando l. a. nueva religión del islam empezaba a propagarse desde l. a. península Arábiga hacia Occidente. Hourani describe los angeles expansión del monoteísmo y del idioma árabe, pasando por los angeles creación del poderoso imperio otomano y su desintegración, hasta l. a. reafirmación de los angeles identidad islámica en los últimos tiempos.

Show description

The Gold of the Gods

Erich von Däniken, whose books have enthralled hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe, now offers astounding new affirmation for his innovative theories.

Erich von Däniken's The Gold of the Gods unveils new facts of an intergalactic "battle of the gods" whose losers retreated to, and settled, Earth. He explores an unlimited, mysterious underworld of Ecuador---caves full of gold and writings in reliable gold that return to the time of the nice Flood, bolstering von Däniken's thought of a prehistoric earthly "era of the gods."

Show description

The Everyday Atlantic: Time, Knowledge, and Subjectivity in the Twentieth-Century Iberian and Latin American Newspaper Chronicle (SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture)

By Tania Gentic

Rethinks the innovations of kingdom, imperialism, and globalization via studying the typical writing of the newspaper chronicle and weblog in Spain and Latin America.

In The daily Atlantic, Tania Gentic bargains a brand new figuring out of the ways that contributors and groups understand themselves within the twentieth-century Atlantic global. She grounds her learn in first-time comparative readings of day-by-day newspaper texts, written in Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan. often called chronicles, those daily literary writings are a precursor to the web publication and display the ephemerality of id because it is represented and acquired day-by-day. during the textual content Gentic bargains clean readings of famous and lesser-known chroniclers (cronistas), together with Eugeni d’Ors (Catalonia), Germán Arciniegas (Colombia), Clarice Lispector (Brazil), Carlos Monsiváis (Mexico), and Brazilian blogger Ricardo Noblat.

While prior ways to the Atlantic have thinking about geographical crossings by means of matters, Gentic highlights the typical moments of analyzing and idea within which discourses of state, postcolonialism, and globalization come into clash. Critics have usually evaluated in isolation how ideology, ethics, impact, and the physique tell id; in spite of the fact that, Gentic skillfully combines those ways to illustrate how the chronicle exposes daily representations of self and community.

Tania Gentic is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Georgetown collage.

Show description

Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45

By means of the summer time of 1944 it was once transparent that Japan's defeat was once inevitable, yet how the force to victory will be accomplished remained uncertain. the consequent drama—that resulted in Japan's utter devastation—was acted out around the great theater of Asia in enormous clashes among military, air, and naval forces.

In recounting those striking occasions, Max Hastings attracts incisive pics of MacArthur, Mao, Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and different key figures of the conflict within the East. yet he's both adept in his portrayals of the standard squaddies and sailors stuck within the bloodiest of campaigns.

With its piercing and convincing research, Retribution is a superb telling of an epic clash from a grasp army historian on the peak of his powers.

Show description

Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers

By John MacCormick

Every day, we use our desktops to accomplish extraordinary feats. an easy net seek alternatives out a handful of suitable needles from the world's greatest haystack: the billions of pages at the world-wide-web. importing a photograph to fb transmits thousands of items of data over a variety of error-prone community hyperlinks, but someway an ideal reproduction of the picture arrives intact. with no even figuring out it, we use public-key cryptography to transmit mystery info like bank card numbers; and we use electronic signatures to ensure the identification of the internet sites we stopover at. How do our pcs practice those projects with such ease?

this can be the 1st ebook to respond to that question in language a person can comprehend, revealing the intense principles that energy our computers, laptops, and smartphones. utilizing vibrant examples, John MacCormick explains the elemental "tricks" at the back of 9 kinds of laptop algorithms, together with man made intelligence (where we find out about the "nearest neighbor trick" and "twenty questions trick"), Google's well-known PageRank set of rules (which makes use of the "random surfer trick"), information compression, blunders correction, and masses more.

those progressive algorithms have replaced our global: this e-book unlocks their secrets and techniques, and lays naked the marvelous rules that our desktops use each day.

Show description

The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967

By David French

The declare by means of the Ministry of Defence in 2001 that 'the adventure of various small wars has supplied the British military with a distinct perception into this tough type of clash' unravelled spectacularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. One vital reason behind that, David French indicates, used to be simply because modern British counter-insurgency doctrine used to be dependent upon a significant misreading of the previous.

Until now, many observers believed that in the wars of decolonisation within the twenty years after 1945, the British had found how western liberal notions of correct and fallacious should be made suitable with the imperatives of waging struggle among the folk, that strength may be used successfully yet with care, and extra simply and wealthy society may well emerge from those struggles. through the use of simply the minimal valuable strength, and doing so with the maximum discrimination, the British have been capable of win by way of securing the 'hearts and minds' of the folk. yet this used to be a major distortion of exact British perform at the floor. David French's major competition is that the British concealed their use of bare strength in the back of a delicately developed veneer of legality. actually, they conventional wholesale coercion, together with cordon and seek operations, mass detention with out trial, forcible inhabitants resettlement, and the production of free-fire zones to intimidate and lock-down the civilian inhabitants. The British waged their counter-insurgency campaigns through being nasty, now not great, to the folk.

The British approach in Counter-Insurgency is a seminal reassessment of the old origin of British counter doctrine and practice.

Show description

Martin Luther: A Concise History of His Life & Works

By John Schofield

Martin Luther used to be so angered through the sale of indulgences (pardons for sins granted through the Pope) that, in 1517, he nailed 95 arguments for reform of the Roman Catholic Church to the doorways of the church and the citadel at Wittenberg. This act all started probably the most momentous sessions of swap in heritage: the Reformation. lots has been written on Luther that it is tough for a newbie to grasp the place to begin. This publication is an creation, succinct and readable, yet sizeable and never skimpy. It covers or summarizes Luther’s significant works and the most occasions of his lifestyles, and it invites the reader to satisfy him at his examine table, within the lecture corridor, within the pulpit, on the dinner table.

Show description

International Relations and Non-Western Thought: Imperialism, Colonialism and Investigations of Global Modernity (Interventions)

International relatives, as a self-discipline, has a tendency to concentration upon eu and Western canons of contemporary social and political proposal. however, this e-book explores the worldwide imperial and colonial context in which wisdom of modernity has been built.

The chapters caricature out the historic intensity and modern value of non-Western concept on modernity, in addition to the wealthy range of its participants, teams, routine and traditions. The members theoretically and substantively have interaction with non-Western concept in ways in which refuse to render it unique to, superfluous to or by-product of the orthodox Western canon of social and political suggestion. Taken as a complete, the publication presents deep insights into the contested nature of a world modernity formed so essentially by means of Western colonialism and imperialism. Now, as ever, those insights are desperately wanted for a self-discipline that's so heavily implicated in Western international coverage making and but keeps one of these myopic horizon of inquiry.

This paintings offers an important contribution to the sphere and may be of serious curiosity to all students of politics, political thought and diplomacy theory.

Show description