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    DescriptionThis is the 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. In March 1996, "Outside" magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day eight people were dead. Krakauer's book is at once the story of the ill-fated adventure and an analysis of the factors leading up to its tragic end. Written within months of the events it chronicles, "Into Thin Air" clearly evokes the majestic Everest landscape. As the journey up the mountain progresses, Krakauer puts it in context by recalling the triumphs and perils of other Everest trips throughout history. The author's own anguish over what happened on the mountain is palpable as he leads readers to ponder timeless questions.


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    Title
    Into Thin Air
    Subtitle
    A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon Krakauer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781447200185
    ISBN 10: 1447200187
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKAH
    BIC subject category V2: WSZG, BTP
    BISAC V2.8: SPO029000, BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKAH
    DC23: 796.522092
    Thema V1.0: DNXP, SZG
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations, col. ports.
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    01 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London