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The Resource Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster, Jon Krakauer

Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster, Jon Krakauer

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Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
Title
Into thin air
Title remainder
a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
Statement of responsibility
Jon Krakauer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author relates his experience of climbing Mount Everest during its deadliest season and examines what it is about the mountain that makes people willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense
Summary
The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1998.
  • Alex Award, 1998.
  • Garden State Teen Book Award (New Jersey), Nonfiction, 2000.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 1997.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1998
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155460
Cataloging source
DLC
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Krakauer, Jon
Dewey number
796.5/22/095496
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV199.44.E85
LC item number
K725 1997
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1320
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mountaineering accidents
  • Mountaineering expeditions
  • Adventure Consultants
  • Mountain Madness (Firm)
  • Krakauer, Jon
  • Mount Everest Expedition
  • Mountaineering
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
Label
Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster, Jon Krakauer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 293)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 293 pages
Isbn
9780679457527
Lccn
96030031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
36130642
Label
Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster, Jon Krakauer
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 293)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 293 pages
Isbn
9780679457527
Lccn
96030031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
36130642

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