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Matterhorn

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Intense, powerful, and compelling, Matterhorn is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead and James Jones’s The Thin Red Line. It is the timeless story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood. Standing in their way are not merely the North Vietnamese but also monsoon rain and mud, leeches and tigers, disease and malnutrition. Almost as daunting, it turns out, are the obstacles they discover between each other: racial tension, competing ambitions, and duplicitous superior officers. But when the company finds itself surrounded and outnumbered by a massive enemy regiment, the Marines are thrust into the raw and all-consuming terror of combat. The experience will change them forever. Written by a highly decorated Marine veteran over the course of thirty years, Matterhorn is a spellbinding and unforgettable novel that brings to life an entire world—both its horrors and its thrills—and seems destined to become a classic of combat literature.

Matterhorn

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Author: Karl Marlantes
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Intense, powerful, and compelling, Matterhorn is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead and James Jones’s The Thin Red Line. It is the timeless story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood. Standing in their way are not merely the North Vietnamese but also monsoon rain and mud, leeches and tigers, disease and malnutrition. Almost as daunting, it turns out, are the obstacles they discover between each other: racial tension, competing ambitions, and duplicitous superior officers. But when the company finds itself surrounded and outnumbered by a massive enemy regiment, the Marines are thrust into the raw and all-consuming terror of combat. The experience will change them forever. Written by a highly decorated Marine veteran over the course of thirty years, Matterhorn is a spellbinding and unforgettable novel that brings to life an entire world—both its horrors and its thrills—and seems destined to become a classic of combat literature.

The Ascent of the Matterhorn

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Author: Edward Whymper
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Climbing the Matterhorn - A Collection of Historical Mountaineering Articles on the Brave Attempts to Scale One of the Highest Peaks in the Alps

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Author: Various Authors
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Climbing the Matterhorn - A Collection of Historical Mountaineering Articles on the Brave Attempts to Scale One of the Highest Peaks in the Alps by Various Authors Book Resume:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Collaboration Economy

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Author: Eric Lowitt
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How six industries are collaborating with competitors, society,and the public sector for competitive advantage No longer can we consume the equivalent of 1.3 Earths resourcesand expect to remain prosperous in perpetuity. We need a neweconomic paradigm, one that yields growth in a way that strengthensthe global systems we rely on daily for survival, such as theglobal water, food, and energy systems. The CollaborationEconomy—a model where the private, public, and civil sectorscollaborate for prosperity that can last in perpetuity—isemerging. But what does this economic model look like? How does itwork? How can companies survive and thrive in the CollaborationEconomy? The Collaboration Economy provides easy to use frameworksand tools to enable leaders of industry, of government, and ofsociety to lead the effort to align growth with sustainabledevelopment. Offers a plan for how the private, public, and civil sectorscan successfully collaborate to steward resources, fortify globalwater, food, and energy systems, and spark a new era of prosperityat the same time Contains case study profiles of the leaders of theCollaboration Economy, including Unilever, GE, Coca-Cola, NestleWaters North America, Grieg Green, and the European Parliament Written by Eric Lowitt, a globally recognized and sought afterconsultant, thought leader, and speaker in the fields ofcompetitive strategy, growth, and sustainability, who has beennamed one of the Global Top 100 Thought Leaders on TrustworthyBusiness Behavior by Trust Across America

A Day at the Beach

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Author: Geoffrey Wolff
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With these interwoven autobiographical essays, Geoffrey Wolff, author of the acclaimed The Duke of Deception, recounts the moral (and immoral) education of a writer, friend, husband, and father, as he offers his spirited, elegant, and deeply felt observations on an extraordinary life: from wildly dysfunctional childhood Christmases to a concupiscent career teaching literature in Istanbul; from a victory over the chaos of drink to a life-affirming surrender to the majesty of the Matterhorn; and from a foundering friendship to the transcending love of family. He shares with us, then, the wisdom of an alert man learning through the unsettling collisions of time, place, and local custom, and through the force of hardship and hazard, to bring his many disparate selves together -- with astonishing high-stakes candor and dazzling literary agility.

Das Matterhorn

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Author: Steffen Kjær
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Kein anderer Berg der Welt fasziniert so wie das Matterhorn. Seit der dramatischen Erstbesteigung im Jahr 1865 ist das einzigartige Interesse an diesem Drama und an den Mythen, die sich um den Berg ranken, nie erlahmt. Das Matterhorn hat unter Bergsteigern vielleicht mehr Todesopfer gefordert als irgendein anderer Berg. Jedes Jahr versuchen Tausende von Bergsteigern auf den Gipfel zu gelangen, doch nur einer von fünf schafft es. In jeder Saison verlieren zehn bis zwanzig Bergsteiger dabei ihr Leben. Steffen Kjaer schildert, wie er und sein Bergkamerad Brian Joergensen den Sturm auf den Gipfel wagen. Nach gründlicher Planung und gelungener Akklimatisation machen sie sich auf, um sich der Herausforderung ihres Lebens zu stellen. Sie erreichen den Gipfel, doch beim Abstieg geht etwas schief. Plötzlich finden sie sich in einem der unzähligen und tödlichen Felsstürze des Matterhorns wieder.... Steffen Kjaer ist Bergsteiger und Journalist. In seinen Büchern schildert er vor allem die Tage in den Bergen, an denen überwältigende Erlebnisse die Risiken alpiner Klettertouren in den Hintergrund treten lassen. Er erzählt vom Leben in den Bergen, wie man es nur im Schein der eigenen Stirnlampe erleben kann. Seit zehn Jahren verbringt er seine besten Tage in den Bergen, den Eispickel in der Hand, den Rucksack auf dem Rücken und die Steigeisen an seinen robusten Bergstiefeln. Von seinen zahlreichen Besteigungen der legendärsten Alpengipfel hat er die besten Geschichten von Begegnungen mit anderen Bergsteigern zusammengetragen. Oft nimmt er nicht den geradesten oder einfachsten Weg und entdeckt bei seiner Suche nach den besten Geschichten und Fotos gerade deshalb neue Blickwinkel und Perspektiven.

Landscapes and Landforms of Switzerland

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Author: Emmanuel Reynard
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Landscapes and Landforms of Switzerland by Emmanuel Reynard Book Resume:

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Landscapes and Landforms of Switzerland. It covers the country’s geological and tectonic context, together with its climatic context, geomorphological history, structural and karstic landscapes, glacial and periglacial landscapes, landscapes with natural hazards, geomorphology and society, and the preservation of its geomorphological heritage. Richly illustrated, it presents case studies on some of the country’s most famous natural sites, including the Matterhorn, Aletsch Glacier, Sardona Tectonic Arena, and Engadine, among others.

The American Novel of War

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Author: Wallis R. Sanborn, III
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In song, verse, narrative, and dramatic form, war literature has existed for nearly all of recorded history. Accounts of war continue to occupy American bestseller lists and the stacks of American libraries. This innovative work establishes the American novel of war as its own sub-genre within American war literature, creating standards by which such works can be classified and critically and popularly analyzed. Each chapter identifies a defining characteristic, analyzes existing criticism, and explores the characteristic in American war novels of record. Topics include violence, war rhetoric, the death of noncombatants, and terrain as an enemy.

Matterhorn. Verdens farligste bjerg

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Author: Steffen Kjær
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Matterhorn. Verdens farligste bjerg by Steffen Kjær Book Resume:

Intet bjerg i verden har været genstand for større fascination end Matterhorn. Lige siden den fantastiske førstebestigning i 1865 har dramaet og myterne skabt en enestående interesse for det bjerg, der formentlig har kostet flere bjergbestigere livet end noget andet bjerg. Hvert år forsøger flere tusinde at bestige Matterhorn, men det er kun hver femte, der når toppen. Mellem 10 og 20 bjergbestigere dør under forsøget. Derfor kaldes Matterhorn verdens farligste bjerg. Bjergbestigeren Steffen Kjær fortæller her om den legendariske førstebestigning af Matterhorn, om bjergets historie, området, højdesyge og meget mere. Bogen er desuden fyldt med forfatterens egne, meget spektakulære fotos. Steffen Kjær beskriver også sin og klatremakkeren Brian Jørgensens fælles bestigning. Efter omhyggelige forberedelser og en perfekt akklimatisering når de toppen sammen. Men på turen ned går det galt, da de bliver fanget i et af Matterhorns utallige og dræbende stenskred.

The Disneyland Encyclopedia

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Author: Chris Strodder
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
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Completely updated and expanded with over 50 new entries and 300 new photos, The Disneyland Encyclopedia spans the entire history of the park, from its founding more than 50 years ago to the present day. This fascinating book features detailed explorations of 600 Disneyland topics, including lands, attractions, restaurants, stores, events, and significant people. Each of the main encyclopedia entries illuminates the history of a Disneyland landmark, revealing the initial planning strategies for the park’s iconic attractions and detailing how they evolved over the decades. Enriching this unique A-to-Z chronicle are profiles of the personalities who imagined and engineered the kingdom known as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Discover unbuilt concepts, including Liberty Street, Rock Candy Mountain, and Chinatown, and delight in fascinating trivia about long-lost Disneyland features, from the real rifles in the shooting gallery that was once located on Main Street to the jet-packed Rocket Man who flew above Tomorrowland. The new “Mouscellany" feature adds fun facts, hidden secrets, and odd trivia to the third edition. Overflowing with meticulously researched details and written in a spirited, accessible style, The Disneyland Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and entertaining exploration of the most-influential, most-renovated, and most-loved theme park in the world!

Muddy Matterhorn

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Author: Heather McHugh
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
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Heather McHugh’s first book in a decade, Muddy Matterhorn, reclaims the mix of high and low that is her sensibility’s signature, in matters practical and philosophical, semantic and stylistic, mortal and transitory, amorous and political, hilarious and heartbreaking. With fierce attacks on technology and social structures, McHugh finds a way to enjoy and empathize with humanity on her own terms. Ever the outsider, McHugh combines a strong sense of self with a determination to love people and the worlds they build without losing her biting criticism or witty rejection of societal norms and expectations. She is both pragmatic and theorizing, esoteric and identifiable. The joy and anger in these poems join to form an empowered and impassioned declaration of self in a chaotic time.

Walking Histories, 1800-1914

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Author: Chad Bryant,Arthur Burns,Paul Readman
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Walking Histories, 1800-1914 by Chad Bryant,Arthur Burns,Paul Readman Book Resume:

Few historians have written about walking, despite its obvious centrality to the human condition. Focusing on the period 1800-1914, this book examines the practices and meanings of walking in the context of transformative modernity. It boldly suggests that once historians place walking at the heart of their analyses, exciting new perspectives on themes central to the ‘long nineteenth century’ emerge. Walking Histories, 1800-1914 adopts a global perspective, including contributions from specialists in the history and culture of Great Britain, North America, Australia, Russia, East-Central Europe, and South Asia. Critically engaging with recent research, the contributions within offer fresh insights for academic experts, while remaining accessible to student readers. This book will be essential reading for those interested in movement, travel, leisure, urban history, and environmental history.

Ethics in Hard Times

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Author: Arthur Kaplan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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There is widespread agreement among large segments of western society that we are living in a period of hard times. At first glance such a belief might seem exceedingly odd. After all, persons in western society find themselves living in a time of unprecedented material abundance. Hunger and disease, evils all too familiar to the members of earlier generations, although far from eradicated from modern life, are plainly on the wane. Persons alive today can look forward to healthier, longer, and more comfortable lives than those of their grand parents. Nevertheless, the feeling that life today is especially difficult is rampant in government, in the media, in popular books, and in academic circles. Western society is perceived in many quarters as wracked by crises of all sorts-of faith, of power, of authority, of social turmoil, of declining quality in workmanship and products, and of a general intellectual malaise afflicting both those on the Left and the Right. A tone of crisis permeates the language of public life. Editorials in major newspapers are full of dire warnings about the dangers of unbridled egoism, avarice and greed, and the risks and horrors of pollution, overpopulation, the arms race, crime, and indulgent lifestyles.

Scrambles Amongst The Alps In The Years 1860-69

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Author: Edward Whymper
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The ascent of Mont Pelvoux (including the disagreeables) was a very delightful scramble. The mountain air did not act as an emetic; the sky did not look black, instead of blue; nor did I feel tempted to throw myself over precipices. I hastened to enlarge my experience, and went to the Matterhorn. I was urged towards Mont Pelvoux by those mysterious impulses which cause men to peer into the unknown. Not only was this mountain reputed to be the highest in France, and on that account was worthy of attention, but it was the dominating point of a most picturesque district of the highest interest, which, to this day, remains almost unexplored! The Matterhorn attracted me simply by its grandeur. It was considered to be the most thoroughly inaccessible of all mountains, even by those who ought to have known better. Stimulated to make fresh exertions by one repulse after another, I returned, year after year, as I had opportunity, more and more determined to find a way up it, or to prove it to be really inaccessible

Interactive Approaches to Video Lecture Assessment

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Author: Korbinian Riedhammer
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A growing number of universities and other educational institutions record videos of regularly scheduled classes and lectures to provide students with additional resources for their study. However, the video alone is not necessarily the same than a carefully prepared educational video. The main issue is that they are typically not post-processed in an editorial sense. That is, the videos often contain longer periods of silence or inactivity, unnecessary repetitions, spontaneous interaction with students, or even corrections of prior false statements or mistakes. Furthermore, there is often no summary or table of contents of the video, unlike with educational videos that supplement a certain curriculum and are well scripted and edited. Thus, the plain recording of a lecture is a good start but far from a good e-learning resource. This thesis describes a system that can close the gap between a plain video recording and useful e-learning resource by producing automatic summaries and providing an interactive lecture browser that can visualize automatically extracted key phrases and their importance on an augmented time line. The lecture browser depends on four tasks: automatic speech recognition, automatic extraction and ranking of key phrases, extractive speech summarization, and the visualization of the phrases and their salience. These tasks as well as the contribution to the state of the art are described in detail and evaluated on a newly acquired corpus of academic spoken English, the LMELectures. A first user study shows that students using the lecture browser can solve a topic localization task about 29 % faster than students that are provided with the video only.

The Matterhorn

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Author: Steffen Kjær
Publisher: Alpine Avenue Books
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Following the author's struggles on the mountain of Matterhorn, this book offers an account of the mountain's history, including the legendary first ascent in 1865, as well as a factual description of the symptoms and mechanisms of altitude sickness. No other mountain in the world is as fascinating as the Matterhorn. Since the dramatic first ascent in 1865, the drama and the myths have created a unique interest in this mountain, which has probably caused the deaths of more mountaineers than any other. Each year, thousands of climbers attempt to reach the summit, but only one in five succeeds. And every season, the mountain claims the lives of ten to twenty climbers.

Retour à Matterhorn

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Author: Karl Marlantes
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Dire une guerre aussi controversée que celle du Vietnam n’est pas aisé : à s’en tenir aux « faits », on risque de tomber dans la répétition infi nie de scènes de batailles ou de corvées. Quant à faire de ce qui se résume à tuer l’ennemi un récit héroïque, c’est aplatir la réalité sous le grandiose. Et la réalité de la Compagnie Bravo dirigée par le jeune lieutenant Mellas n’a rien d’excitant. Prendre la colline de Matterhorn et la fortifier pour résister à l’armée nord-vietnamienne, puis devoir l’abandonner pour exécuter une autre tâche, sans munitions et nourriture suffisantes, et devoir la réinvestir ensuite, telle est l’aventure absurde narrée dans ce roman que la critique américaine unanime met sur le même plan que Les Nus et les Morts, À l’Ouest, rien de nouveau et Catch-22. Ce que vivent ces « gamins » noirs et blancs pour la première fois intégrés dans le même corps des marines est tout à la fois terrifiant, héroïque, cruel, vain, tendre, ridicule, absurde, désespérant et sublime. Qu’ils marchent dans une jungle infestée de tigres et de sangsues, s’enfoncent dans leurs trous de combat boueux ou, pris de racisme ou de folie meurtrière, commettent l’irréparable, ils fascinent le lecteur tant la rigueur du récit est sans faille. « Chapitre après chapitre, bataille après bataille, Marlantes pousse le lecteur dans ce qui est peut-être le roman le plus profond et dévastateur à être jamais sorti sur la guerre du Vietnam. C’est moins un livre qu’un déploiement, et l’on n’en sort pas indemne. » The New York Times « Roman le plus sensationnel de l’année, Retour à Matterhorn de Karl Marlantes dit le combat de toute une vie contre les démons du souvenir, de la conscience et du deuil. Exceptionnel. » The Observer

Deep River

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Author: Karl Marlantes
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Three Finnish siblings head for the logging fields of nineteenth-century America in the New York Times–bestselling author’s “commanding historical epic” (Washington Post). Born into a farm family, the three Koski siblings—Ilmari, Matti, and Aino—are raised to maintain their grit and resiliency in the face of hardship. This lesson in sisu takes on special meaning when their father is arrested by imperial Russian authorities, never to be seen again. Lured by the prospects of the Homestead Act, Ilmari and Matti set sail for America, while young Aino, feeling betrayed and adrift after her Marxist cell is exposed, follows soon after. The brothers establish themselves among a logging community in southern Washington, not far from the Columbia River. In this New World, they each find themselves—Ilmari as the family’s spiritual rock; Matti as a fearless logger and entrepreneur; and Aino as a fiercely independent woman and union activist who is willing to make any sacrifice for the cause that sustains her. Layered with fascinating historical detail, this novel bears witness to the stump-ridden fields that the loggers—and the first waves of modernity—leave behind. At its heart, Deep River explores the place of the individual, and of the immigrant, in an America still in the process of defining its own identity.

Things To Do At Disneyland 2013

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Author: John Glass
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Things To Do At Disneyland 2013 by John Glass Book Resume:

This is not just a travel guide, it's an ADVENTURE GUIDE that goes far beyond what other travel books offer. Written for both first time visitors and experienced travelers, this book has something for everyone. • Detailed information on every attraction, restaurant, and shop in the park. • Secrets, tips, and inside information about every aspect of your visit. • Maps to attractions, restaurants, shops, parking and more. • Planning help and itineraries. • Complete transportation guides for getting to and around the Disneyland Resort. • Money-saving tips for dining, snacking, buying tickets and arranging travel. • Restaurant, souvenir, and gift recommendations. • Full dining menus and special guides to vegan foods, healthy eating, specialty coffees, desserts and more. • Seasonal activities and special events. • Specialty guides to pin trading, Vinylmation, coin press machines, picnic spots, character meets, photo opportunities, and more. • A complete guide to all of the stories that drive the rides, restaurants, and shops in the park. • Helpful appendixes cross reference all of the films, books, and music featured in the park so you can discover which locations feature your favorite Disney characters.

Higher Ground

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Author: Martin Moran
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
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Martin Moran has been a man of the mountains since youth. Famously, he made the first solo ascent of the Scottish Munros in the winter months, as described in his great book, The Munros in Winter. For decades now he has made his living as a mountain guide based in Strathcarron, Wester Ross. The Scottish hills have by no means bound or defined him though. It was after his ascent of the North Face of the Eiger that he made his decision to take the mountain guide qualifications. Martin has climbed and guided in the Alps, Norway, and the Himalayas, experiencing life changing adventures, near death experiences, meeting and guiding many interesting people. Humour has never been far away, but neither has excitement and interest. Martin Moran has lived life in the mountains to the full and this is his story.

The Ethics of Technology

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Author: Martin Peterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Autonomous cars, drones, and electronic surveillance systems are examples of technologies that raise serious ethical issues. In this analytic investigation, Martin Peterson articulates and defends five moral principles for addressing ethical issues related to new and existing technologies: the cost-benefit principle, the precautionary principle, the sustainability principle, the autonomy principle, and the fairness principle. It is primarily the method developed by Peterson for articulating and analyzing the five principles that is novel. He argues that geometric concepts such as points, lines, and planes can be put to work for clarifying the structure and scope of these and other moral principles. This geometric account is based on the Aristotelian dictum that like cases should be treated alike, meaning that the degree of similarity between different cases can be represented as a distance in moral space. The more similar a pair of cases are from a moral point of view, the closer is their location in moral space. A case that lies closer in moral space to a paradigm case for some principle p than to any paradigm for any other principle should be analyzed by applying principle p. The book also presents empirical results from a series of experimental studies in which experts (philosophers) and laypeople (engineering students) have been asked to apply the geometric method to fifteen real-world cases. The empirical findings indicate that experts and laypeople do in fact apply geometrically construed moral principles in roughly, but not exactly, the manner advocates of the geometric method believe they ought to be applied.

Middle Voice

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Author: Markus Steinbach
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
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This book offers a completely new analysis of the syntax and semantics of transitive reflexive sentences in German, which is embedded in the major phenomenon of the middle voice in Indo-European languages. It integrates the interpretation of non-argument reflexives into a modified version of recent theories of binding. The ambiguity of the reflexive pronoun is derived at the interface between syntax and semantics and does not rely on additional lexical or syntactic rules of argument suppression and argument promotion. This shift towards the semantic interpretation of syntactic arguments enables the author to offer a unified analysis of the middle, the anticausative and the reflexive interpretations. Furthermore, the crucial distinction between structural and oblique case forms is discussed and it is illustrated how specific properties of middle constructions such as adverbial modification or subject responsibility can be related to the generic interpretation of middle constructions.

The Rough Guide to Switzerland

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Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
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The Rough Guide to Switzerland is the ultimate guide to the country where tourism as we know it first took off. The Alpine landscape that so entranced Thomas Cook's pioneering group of package tourists in 1863 still draws tourists in their millions. Whether you're looking to check out the 365 days-per-year snowboarding scene in Zermatt, wander the medieval streets of exceptionally preserved Bern or sleep on the straw in a Valais farm, you'll find plenty of insight and advice from our team of expert authors. Beyond the hinterlands, we uncover the surprisingly dynamic alternative scene in Switzerland's cities, its cutting-edge contemporary galleries and myriad film, music and design festivals, not to mention the scientists at CERN attempting to discover the neutron-sized building-blocks of our universe in the world's biggest experiment. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Switzerland.

Lonely Planet Europe

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Author: Lonely Planet,Isabel Albiston,Kate Armstrong,Alexis Averbuck,James Bainbridge,Mark Baker,Oliver Berry,Greg Bloom,Cristian Bonetto,Stuart Butler,Jean-Bernard Carillet,Kerry Christiani,Gregor Clark,Fionn Davenport,Marc Di Duca,Belinda Dixon,Peter Dragicevich,Mark Elliott,Steve Fallon,Duncan Garwood,Anthony Ham,Paula Hardy,Damian Harper,Catherine Le Nevez,Jessica Lee,Vesna Maric,Virginia Maxwell,Korina Miller,John Noble,Christopher Pitts,Leonid Ragozin,Kevin Raub,Simon Richmond,Daniel Robinson,Brendan Sainsbury,Andrea Schulte-Peevers,Helena Smith,Regis St Louis,Andy Symington,Benedict Walker,Nicola Williams,Neil Wilson,Anita Isalska,Hugh McNaughtan,Isabella Noble,Greg Ward,Jade Bremner,Lorna Parkes,Ali Lemer,MaSovaida Morgan,Brana Vladisavljevic,Stephanie Ong,Gemma Graham
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Lonely Planet Europe by Lonely Planet,Isabel Albiston,Kate Armstrong,Alexis Averbuck,James Bainbridge,Mark Baker,Oliver Berry,Greg Bloom,Cristian Bonetto,Stuart Butler,Jean-Bernard Carillet,Kerry Christiani,Gregor Clark,Fionn Davenport,Marc Di Duca,Belinda Dixon,Peter Dragicevich,Mark Elliott,Steve Fallon,Duncan Garwood,Anthony Ham,Paula Hardy,Damian Harper,Catherine Le Nevez,Jessica Lee,Vesna Maric,Virginia Maxwell,Korina Miller,John Noble,Christopher Pitts,Leonid Ragozin,Kevin Raub,Simon Richmond,Daniel Robinson,Brendan Sainsbury,Andrea Schulte-Peevers,Helena Smith,Regis St Louis,Andy Symington,Benedict Walker,Nicola Williams,Neil Wilson,Anita Isalska,Hugh McNaughtan,Isabella Noble,Greg Ward,Jade Bremner,Lorna Parkes,Ali Lemer,MaSovaida Morgan,Brana Vladisavljevic,Stephanie Ong,Gemma Graham Book Resume:

Lonely Planet's Europe is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, marvel at the Hermitage masterpieces in St Petersburg, and explore Prague's neighbourhoods– all with your trusted travel companion.

Winkies, Toilets and Holy Places

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Author: Timothy Merrill
Publisher: iUniverse
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What others are saying about Winkies, Toilets and Holy Places : A classic travel tale, with adventure, misadventure, and curlie-q unexpected turns in the road. But more than that, its a voyage in which a family discovers what matters most to them across America, and Europe, without a dime to spare this is not the travel of pretty picture books: from marital squabbles to homesick children, from a haunting island monastery to the pure pleasure of simple farmhouse fare. They travel moment to moment some, staggeringly beautiful gently swinging in cable car above the Swiss Alps and others, staggeringly real, as when the cable car ride makes one of the boys sick to his stomach, with nowhere to go. All of this, Merrill recounts with the gentle humor of an experienced pastor, the wavering resolve of a stepfather, and the openhearted joy of a man rekindling his wanderlust. Read this tale if youre seeking a window to the Europe not of guidebooks and picture books, but of human hearts finding that home is everywhere. Paul Shepherd, former Writer-in-Residence and Kingsbury Fellow at Florida State University, whose debut novel, More Like Not Running Away was the winner of the 2004 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction.

Trekking in the Alps

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Author: Kev Reynolds
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
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An inspirational larger format guidebook to 20 summer treks in the Alps across Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and Slovenia, including the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and lesser-known routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps. Perfect for planning, the treks included are: Tour of Mont Blanc, Tour of the Matterhorn, Tour of Monte Rosa, Walker's Haute Route, Tour of the Jungfrau Region, Tour of the Vanoise and Dolomites AV 1 & 2; (longer trans-Alpine routes) GR5 (Lake Geneva to Nice), Eastern Alps E5, Italian Alps GTA and the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps; and (for the Alpine adventurer) Alpine Pass Route, Tour of the Oisans, Tour of the Queyras, Tour of Mont Ruan, Stubai High Route, Zillertal High Route, Gran Paradiso AV2 and the Ratikon Hoehenweg. Outline schedules for each trek allow you compare the routes and become inspired to take up the challenge. Basic day-by-day route descriptions for each route are illustrated with maps and profiles, helping you choose the best routes to walk.

100 Things You Don't Want to Miss at Disneyland 2016

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Author: John Glass
Publisher: Alternative Travel Press
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***Includes SEASON OF THE FORCE • STAR WARS LAUNCH BAY • SUPER HERO HQ • 60TH ANNIVERSARY DIAMOND CELEBRATION*** Get the inside track on the attractions, shows, activities, and foods you don't want to miss while visiting the park. This 2016 edition is completely updated for the new year with all new information, tips, and more. This is not your ordinary travel guide. It gives you quick access to the information that only experienced travelers, long time fans, and park insiders know. In 150 pages the book explores all of the best things to do while visiting the park. Written for both first time visitors and experienced travelers, this book has something for everyone. • Maps for every land in the park to help you reach your destinations. • Amazing extra things to do at attractions that new guests tend to miss. • Restaurants, meals, and snacks that you must try before leaving the park. • Hidden activities that you will want to explore during your visit. • Unique souvenirs that you will be glad to bring home. • Secrets and tips for seeing the most popular shows. • Unadvertised shows that you won’t want to miss. • All the details you need about the park’s seasonal activities and special events. • Limited time activities that you will want to know about. If you love the Disneyland Resort you may be interested in these other titles by Alternative Travel Press: • 100 Things You Don't Want to Miss at Disney California Adventure 2016 • Halloween at the Disneyland Resort • Winter Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Lonely Planet Germany, Austria & Switzerland's Best Trips

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Author: Lonely Planet,Nicola Williams,Kerry Christiani,Marc Di Duca,Catherine Le Nevez,Tom Masters,Sally O'Brien,Andrea Schulte-Peevers,Ryan Ver Berkmoes,Benedict Walker
Publisher: Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Germany, Austria & Switzerland's Best Trips by Lonely Planet,Nicola Williams,Kerry Christiani,Marc Di Duca,Catherine Le Nevez,Tom Masters,Sally O'Brien,Andrea Schulte-Peevers,Ryan Ver Berkmoes,Benedict Walker Book Resume:

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover the freedom of open roads while touring with Lonely Planet Germany, Austria and Switzerland's Best Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering this region by car. Featuring 30 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures on which you can experience awe inspiring views of the Swiss Alps or Austrian Tyrol or the picturesque towns and castles of Southern Germany's Romantic Road, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to Europe, rent a car, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet Germany, Austria and Switzerland's Best Trips: Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Useful features - including Driving Problem Buster, Detours, and Link Your Trip Covers Germany, Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, the Rhine, Romantic Road, Lake Constance, Switzerland, Swiss Alps, Lake Geneva, Zurich, Geneva, Austria, Tyrol, Vienna, Salzburg and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Germany, Austria and Switzerland's Best Trips is perfect for exploring Germany, Austria and Switzerland via the road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car. Planning a European trip sans a car? Lonely Planet's Germany, Austria or Switzerland guides, our most comprehensive country guides are perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems, or check out Discover Germany or Discover Switzerland, photo-rich guides to the countries' most popular attractions. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

The Swiss Alps

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Author: Kev Reynolds
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
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This comprehensive book is an excellent planning resource for those who wish to venture into the Swiss Alps. Whether you are planning a walk, scramble, climb or ski tour this larger format guide describes each mountain area throughout Switzerland - the peaks, passes, valleys and bases - to help readers identify the best destinations for their chosen mountain activity. Dozens of individual valleys are described, together with the mountains that wall them, with recommendations given for their finest walks, treks and climbs. Working eastwards across the country, this guide is divided into seven chapters: Chablais Alps, Pennine Alp, Lepontine and Adula Alps, Bernina, Bregaglia and Albula Alps, Bernese Alps, Central Swiss Alps and the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps, each devoted to a specific range or group of connecting ranges. However, this is not a route guide and detailed descriptions are not provided. The aim of the book is to inspire as well as inform; to show first-time visitors just what the Swiss Alps have to offer and provide a new perspective for those who have been before.

Lonely Planet Europe's Best Trips

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Author: Lonely Planet,Belinda Dixon,Oliver Berry,Stuart Butler,Kerry Christiani,Fionn Davenport,Marc Di Duca,Peter Dragicevich,Duncan Garwood,Anthony Ham
Publisher: Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Europe's Best Trips by Lonely Planet,Belinda Dixon,Oliver Berry,Stuart Butler,Kerry Christiani,Fionn Davenport,Marc Di Duca,Peter Dragicevich,Duncan Garwood,Anthony Ham Book Resume:

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover the freedom of open roads while touring Europe with Lonely Planet Europe's Best Trips , your passport to up-to-date advice. Featuring 40 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures, you can discover Italy following our Grand Tour or wind your way along Ireland's Ring of Kerry, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to Europe, rent a car, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet Europe's Best Trips: Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - over 130 easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Covers Italy, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Europe's Best Trips is perfect for exploring Europe via the road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car. Planning a European trip sans a car? Lonely Planet Europe guide, our most comprehensive guide to Europe, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Killing Dragons

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Author: Fergus Fleming
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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A “dramatic and masterful” account of early alpine explorers and the challenges they faced to scale the summits (Anthony Brandt, National Geographic Adventure). In a riveting narrative of daredevils and eccentrics, Fergus Fleming gives us the breathtaking story of some of history’s greatest explorers as they conquer the soaring peaks of the Alps. Fleming recounts the incredible exploits of the men whose centuries-old fear of the mountain range turned quickly to curiosity, then to obsession, as they explored Europe’s frozen wilderness. In the late eighteenth century, French and Swiss scientists became interested in the Alps as a research destination, but in the 1850s the focus changed: the icy mountains now offered an all-out competition for British climbers who wanted to conquer ever higher and more impossible heights, and explorers fought each other on the peaks and in the press, entertaining a vast public smitten with their bravery, delighted by their personal animosities, and horrified by the disasters that befell them. “Fleming attacks his theme with verve, mining entertainment from eccentric Alpinists, sensational ascents and grisly accidents.” —Food and Travel Magazine

Participatory Sportswriting

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Author: Zachary Michael Jack
Publisher: McFarland
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Participatory Sportswriting by Zachary Michael Jack Book Resume:

Long before journalist George Plimpton donned shoulder pads for Paper Lion, sportswriters were stepping onto the field, arena, track and ring. This first-of-its-kind anthology of participatory sportswriting collects 48 pieces from the Gilded and Golden Age greats. Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Frances Elizabeth Willard, John Muir, Jack London, Zane Grey, Ernest Hemingway, Ring Lardner, Bill Tilden, Bobby Jones, Helen Mills, Paul Gallico, and many more prowled America’s sporting grounds with pen in hand in a time when, as Grantland Rice put it, “a flame...lit up the sporting skies and covered the world.”

The Abominable

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Author: Dan Simmons
Publisher: Little, Brown
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A thrilling tale of high-altitude death and survival set on the snowy summits of Mount Everest, from the bestselling author of The Terror. It's 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers -- a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American -- find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers -- joined by the missing boy's female cousin -- find themselves being pursued through the night by someone . . . or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet - but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be. A pulse-pounding story of adventure and suspense, The Abominable is Dan Simmons at his spine-chilling best.

Performing Mountains

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Author: Jonathan Pitches
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Launching the landmark Performing Landscapes series, Performing Mountains brings together for the first time Mountain Studies and Performance Studies in order to examine an international selection of dramatic responses to mountain landscapes. Moving between different registers of writing, the book offers a critical assessment of how the cultural turn in landscape studies interacts with the practices of environmental theatre and performance. Conceived in three main parts, it begins by unpicking the layers of disciplinary complexity in both fields, before surveying the rich history and practice of rituals, playtexts and site specific works inspired by mountains. The last section moves to a unique analysis of mountains themselves using key concepts from performance: training, scenography, acting and spectatorship. Threaded throughout is a very personal tale of mountain research, offering a handrail or alternative guide through the book.

A Woman's Place Is at the Top

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Author: Hannah Kimberley
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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Annie Smith Peck is one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you have never heard of. Peck was a scholar, educator, writer, lecturer, mountain climber, suffragist, and political activist. She was a feminist and an independent thinker who refused to let gender stereotypes stand in her way. Peck gained fame in 1895 when she first climbed the Matterhorn at the age of forty-five – not for her daring alpine feat, but because she climbed wearing pants. Fifteen years later, she was the first climber ever to conquer Mount Huascarán (21,831 feet) in Peru. In 1911, just before her sixtieth birthday, she entered a race with Hiram Bingham (the model for Indiana Jones) to climb Mount Coropuna. A Woman’s Place Is at the Top: The Biography of Annie Smith Peck is the first full length work about this incredible woman who single-handedly carved her place on the map of mountain climbing and international relations. Peck marched in suffrage parades and became a political speaker and writer before women had the right to vote. She was a propagandist, an expert on North-South American relations, and an author and lecturer contracted to speak as an authority on multinational industry and commerce before anyone had ever thought to appoint a woman as a diplomat. With unprecedented access to Peck’s original letters, artifacts, and ephemera, Hannah Kimberley brings Peck’s entire life to the page for the first time, giving Peck her rightful place in history.

Forbes To The Limits

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Author: James M. Clash
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Forbes To The Limits by James M. Clash Book Resume:

Following modern executives as they push themselves to thelimits in life and in business In To the Limits, adventure writer Jim Clash examines thephenomenon of corporate leaders and millionaires who test theirlimits through high-end, risky adventure-and links the life andbusiness lessons they have learned along the way. Based on hispopular column in Forbes, Clash details his own exotic adventuresand includes anecdotes from high-profile, daredevil executives whoshare his passion for adventure-from flying to the edge of space84,000 feet up (Dennis Tito, Chief Executive of WilshireAssociates), to climbing 20,000-foot mountain peaks (TimothyForbes, Chief Operating Officer of Forbes, Inc.), to racingopen-wheel cars (Mark Patterson, Vice Chairman of Credit SuisseFirst Boston), to swimming at the North Pole (Geoffrey Kent, ChiefExecutive of Abercrombie & Kent). Clash's dramatic narrativealso explores the powerful connection between extreme success inbusiness and in life, and covers topics such as risk-taking,testing personal limits, and dealing with decision-makingresponsibilities. James M. Clash (New York, NY) covers mutual funds forForbes magazine and writes a popular column called "The Adventurer"for Forbes Global. An avid wilderness enthusiast, he is a Fellow inthe Explorers Club who has undertaken a number of unforgettablechallenges-he has climbed the Matterhorn, ridden in a MiG jetfighter at two-and-a-half-times the speed of sound, driven Indycars at upwards of 180 mph, climbed virgin mountains in Antarctica,and has visited the North Pole twice. Clash has also interviewedlegendary adventurers such as Buzz Aldrin, Sir Roger Bannister, SirEdmund Hillary, and four-time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears-all ofwhom are included in this book.

The Nature of Explanation

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Author: Peter Achinstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Offering a new approach to scientific explanation, this book focuses initially on the explaining act itself. From that act, a "product" emerges: an explanation. To understand what that product is, as well as how it can be evaluated in the sciences, reference must be made to the concept of the explaining act. Following an account of the explaining act, its product, and the evaluation of explanations, the theory is brought to bear on these issues: Why have the standard models of scientific explanation been unsuccessful, and can there be a model of the type sought? What is causal explanation, and must explanation in the sciences be causal? What is a functional explanation? The "illocutionary" theory of explanation developed at the outset is used in discussing these issues, and contrasting philosophical viewpoints are assessed.

What It Is Like to Go to War

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Author: Karl Marlantes
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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From the author of the award-winning, best-selling novel Matterhorn, comes a brilliant nonfiction book about war In 1968, at the age of twenty-three, Karl Marlantes was dropped into the highland jungle of Vietnam, an inexperienced lieutenant in command of a platoon of forty Marines who would live or die by his decisions. Marlantes survived, but like many of his brothers in arms, he has spent the last forty years dealing with his war experience. In What It Is Like to Go to War, Marlantes takes a deeply personal and candid look at what it is like to experience the ordeal of combat, critically examining how we might better prepare our soldiers for war. Marlantes weaves riveting accounts of his combat experiences with thoughtful analysis, self-examination, and his readings—from Homer to The Mahabharata to Jung. He makes it clear just how poorly prepared our nineteen-year-old warriors are for the psychological and spiritual aspects of the journey. Just as Matterhorn is already being acclaimed as acclaimed as a classic of war literature, What It Is Like to Go to War is set to become required reading for anyone—soldier or civilian—interested in this visceral and all too essential part of the human experience.