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Author Krakauer, Jon,
Title Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster / Jon Krakauer ; [illustrations by Randy Rackliff].
Imprint New York, New York : Anchor Books, 1999.
©1997.
Edition First Anchor books trade paperback edition.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 MUSKINGUM STACKS  GV199.44.E85 K725 1999    TEMP UNAVAIL  NON-CIRC
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 MUSKINGUM STACKS  GV199.44.E85 K725 1999    TEMP UNAVAIL  NON-CIRC
Subject Krakauer, Jon.
Adventure Consultants. Guided Expedition (1996 : Mount Everest)
Mountain Madness (Firm). Everest Expedition (1996)
Mount Everest Expedition (1996)
Mountaineering accidents -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Mountaineering expeditions -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Alt Name Rackliff, Randy,
Add Title Personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
Mount Everest disaster
Description xxv, 333 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 21 cm
Edition First Anchor books trade paperback edition.
Note "New afterword by the author"--Cover.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (page 335).
Summary "Reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion, Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996. He hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds ..." "This is the terrifying story of what really happened that fateful day at the top of the world, during what would be the deadliest season in the history of Everest. In this harrowing yet breathtaking narrative, Krakauer takes the reader along with his ill-fated expedition, step by precarious step, from Katmandu to the mountain's pinnacle where, plagued by a combination of hubris, greed, poor judgment, and plain bad luck, they would fall prey to the mountain's unpredictable fury."--Jacket.
Awards Alex Award, 1998.
ISBN 0385494785 (pbk.)
9780385494786 (pbk.)
9780780780989 (hc)
0780780981 (hc)
9780679457527
0679457526
0375502807
9780375502804
9780333717523
0333727525
9780333727522
9780385494786
033371752X
OCLC # 42967338