Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme

Author: Patricia Mears

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519974

Category: Design

Page: 208

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The first major study to explore the relationship between clothing made for survival in the most inhospitable environments on earth and beyond, and the high fashion it has inspired

Leading at the Edge

Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition

Author: Dennis N. T. Perkins,Margaret P. Holtman,Jillian B. Murphy

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 0814431941

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A guide to leadership draws on Ernest Shackelton's management style during his exploration of Antarctica, providing advice on how leaders can instill optimism, set personal examples, and perservere in the face of adversity.

Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Author: Gregory H. Bledsoe,Michael J. Manyak,David A. Townes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139643851

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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With an increase in visits to remote and dangerous locations around the world, the number of serious and fatal injuries and illnesses associated with these expeditions has markedly increased. Medical personnel working in or near such locations are not always explicitly trained in the management of unique environmental injuries, such as high-altitude sickness, the bends, lightning strikes, frostbite, acute dehydration, venomous stings and bites, and tropical diseases. Many health care professionals seek training in the specialty of wilderness medicine to cope with the health risks faced when far removed from professional care resources, and the American College of Emergency Medicine has recently mandated that a minimum level of proficiency needs to be exhibited by all ER physicians in this discipline. This book covers everything a prospective field physician or medical consultant needs to prepare for when beginning an expedition and explains how to treat a variety of conditions in a concise, clinically oriented format.

Fallen Giants

A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes

Author: Maurice Isserman,Stewart Weaver

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300164203

Category: History

Page: 579

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In the first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in 50 years, the authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s, and they compellingly evoke the social and cultural worlds that gave rise to those expeditions.

Across the Top of the World

The Quest for the Northwest Passage

Author: James Delgado

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 9781926706535

Category: History

Page: 240

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The centuries-long quest for the fabled Northwest Passage rivals the story of Antarctic exploration for heroism, drama, and tragedy. Expedition after expedition set off in search of a sea route connecting Europe with Asia's riches; each expedition suffered extreme hardship and ended in defeat, until Roald Amundsen finally succeeded in 1903-06. Across the Top of the World brings this incredible saga to life through exhaustive research, grim firsthand accounts, and hundreds of dramatic images. Paintings, engravings, and photos of the intrepid men and their ships, as well as of relics and archaeological sites, provide a poignant and compelling link with the past, while landscapes and seascapes of the harsh yet beautiful Arctic illustrate the challenges that faced explorers. Covering all the major expeditions in detail, and written with passion and authority, this book is both a scholarly reference and an eminently readable history of Arctic exploration.

Extreme Expeditions

Travel Adventures Stalking the World's Mystery Animals

Author: Adam Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933665313

Category: Science

Page: 164

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A PASSION FOR CRYPTOZOOLOGY Does a dinosaur exist in the Congo? Does a Yeti-like creature live in the jungles of Sumatra? Does a fearsome Death Worm inhabit the deserts of Mongolia? Explorer Adam Davies has traveled some of the most dangerous places in the world in search of these and other supposedly mythical beasts. In this fascinating account of his adventures, you'll read how he was shot at in the Congo, arrested and interrogated by the Mongolian Army in the Gobi Desert, filmed Norway's Nessie as it charged across a lake, and made world news when leading scientists backed his claims that a "jungle Yeti" exists! When not on expedition, Davies is a mildmannered Civil Servant living in Manchester in the United Kingdom. He spends most of his spare time and all of his money searching for mysterious creatures. Both his quests and successes have made headlines around the world. FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY: Foul language, excessive drinking, sexual situations, and encounters with some creatures of the natural world that would scare young children and more than a few adults as well.

On the Edge

Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments

Author: Alison Levine

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 145554485X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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FOREWORD BY LEGENDARY DUKE BASKETBALL COACH MIKE KRZYZEWSKI On the Edge is an engaging leadership manual that provides concrete insights garnered from various extreme environments ranging from Mt Everest to the South Pole. By reflecting on the lessons learned from her various expeditions, author Alison Levine makes the case that the leadership principles that apply in extreme adventure sport also apply in today's extreme business environments. Both settings require you to be able to make crucial decisions on the spot when the conditions around you are far from perfect. Your survival -and the survival of your team-depend on it. Featuring a Foreword from legendary Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski who knows all about leadership, On the Edge provides a framework to help people scale whatever big peaks they aspire to climb-be they literal or figurative-by offering practical, humorous, and often unorthodox advice about how to grow as a leader.

The Prairie Traveler

A Hand-book for Overland Expeditions, with Maps, Illustrations, and Itineraries of the Principal Routes Between the Mississippi and the Pacific

Author: Randolph Barnes Marcy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Overland journeys to the Pacific

Page: 340

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Bold Endeavors

Lessons from Polar and Space Exploration

Author: Jack Stuster

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612510310

Category: History

Page: 377

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This classic reference is considered the best single source of information on how to facilitate human adjustment and performance in long-term isolation. It is filled with exciting stories of survival—the exploits of explorers, military personnel, scientists and astronauts—along with expert analyses of failed expeditions and lessons learned. Jack Stuster identifies the principles of habitability and presents more than 200 specific recommendations to help individuals in confinement. The book's recommendations and habitability principles are relevant to a variety of space and earthbound conditions, including polar, underwater, and underground, exploration and habitation. In fact, nearly all human relationships that involve small groups of people living and working together in isolated areas can benefit from this study. Stuster's goal is to help others avoid behavioral problems that affect performance, often with tragic consequences.

Explorers

The Most Exciting Voyages of Discovery - from the African Expeditions to the Lunar Landing

Author: Andrea De Porti

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554079223

Category: History

Page: 60

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Explains the length, breadth, and motivation behind historic journeys into the unknown in a work featuring hundreds of period photographs and illustrations in gatefolds that create posters.

Rebel Threads

Clothing of the Bad, Beautiful & Misunderstood

Author: N.A

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786270948

Category: Design

Page: 328

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Featuring over 1300 examples of rare vintage clothing, from the swing, counterculture and blank generation eras, detailed photographs and factual stories of the clothes origins, alongside many previously unseen fashion and film stills. The book traces how these distinct street punk styles were originally put together and worn by the predominant teenage sub-cultures that emerged between 1940 - 1980, and set these kids apart from mainstream fashion. With 50 years' experience collecting vintage street fashion, costume designer, stylist and former mod, the author, supplied original mod clothing for the 1978 cult film Quadrophenia, before establishing the Contemporary Wardrobe Collection, to provide street fashion for TV and Film. He went on to dress literally hundreds of influential bands, from David Bowie to the Rolling Stones. The archive now exceeds some 20 thousand items and serves as a valuable resource for leading fashion and film stylists, designers and important museums around the world. Rebel Threads is prerequisite for all lovers of vintage clothing, collectors, fashion students, designers, costumiers and anyone fascinated by the history of street style.

Surviving the Extremes

A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance

Author: Kenneth Kamler

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429976114

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Physiological constraints confine our bodies to less than one-fifth of the earth's surface. Beyond that fraction lie the extremes. What happens when we go to them? Dr. Kenneth Kamler has spent years observing exactly what happens. A vice president of the legendary Explorers Club, he has climbed, dived, sledded, floated, and trekked through some of the most treacherous and remote regions in the world. A consultant for NASA, Yale University, and the National Geographic Society, he has explored undersea caves, crossed the frozen Antarctic wastelands, and stitched a boy's hand back together while kneeling in knee-deep Amazonian mud. He was the only doctor on Everest during the tragic expedition documented in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air and helped treat its survivors. Kamler has devoted his life to investigating how our bodies respond to "environmental insults"-a nice way of saying the things that can kill us-and watched while some succumbed to them and others, sometimes miraculously, overcome them. Words like "extreme" and "survival" have lost some of their value from overuse and media hype. By showing us what happens when life itself is at stake, and the body's capacities put to their greatest test, this book reminds us what they truly mean. Divided into six sections-jungle, open sea, desert, underwater, high altitude, and outer space-Surviving the Extremes uses first-hand testimony and documented accounts to illustrate what happens in environments where our instinctive survival strategies must become fully engaged. These stories reveal how infinitely complex are the workings of the human body-and also how heartbreakingly fragile. At the heart of this book is a quest for the source of our will to survive and the haunting question of why some can, and others cannot, summon its awesome and nearly mystical power at their moment of greatest need. Surgeon, explorer, and masterful storyteller, Kamler takes us to the farthest reaches of the earth as well as into the uncharted territory within the human brain. Surviving the Extremes is a scientific nail-biter no reader will forget.

Into the Silence

The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest

Author: Wade Davis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307700569

Category: History

Page: 672

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The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest. On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Everest’s North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain’s finest climber. Sandy Irvine was a twenty-two-year-old Oxford scholar with little previous mountaineering experience. Neither of them returned. Drawing on more than a decade of prodigious research, bestselling author and explorer Wade Davis vividly re-creates the heroic efforts of Mallory and his fellow climbers, setting their significant achievements in sweeping historical context: from Britain’s nineteen-century imperial ambitions to the war that shaped Mallory’s generation. Theirs was a country broken, and the Everest expeditions emerged as a powerful symbol of national redemption and hope. In Davis’s rich exploration, he creates a timeless portrait of these remarkable men and their extraordinary times.

The Terror

A Novel

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316003889

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

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"Dan Simmons writes with the salty grace and precision of Patrick O'Brian. But in piling supernatural nightmare upon historical nightmare, layering mystery upon mystery, he has produced a turbocharged vision of popular doom." -Men's Journal Greeted with excited critical praise, this extraordinary novel-inspired by the true story of two ice ships that disappeared in the Arctic Circle during an 1845 expedition-swells with the heart-stopping suspense and heroic adventure that have won Dan Simmons praise as "a writer who not only makes big promises but keeps them" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). THE TERROR chills readers to the core. "Brutal, relentless, yet oddly uplifting, THE TERROR is a masterfully chilling work." -Entertainment Weekly "In the hands of a lesser writer than Dan Simmons, THE TERROR might well have dissolved into a series of frigid days and three-dog nights. But Simmons is too good a writer to ignore the real gold in his story-its beleaguered cast." -Bookpage "Guaranteed to have readers pulling their covers up to their noses, THE TERROR will make for a blood-freezing, bedtime read this winter-and any season thereafter." -Pages

Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampan?o

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0375420525

Category: Fiction

Page: 709

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A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers

Author: Linda Tain

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501322982

Category: Design

Page: 304

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Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers, Fourth Edition, is still your best guide to showing your designs, skill sets, and creativity, to get you that job. In new images throughout, the book shows examples of croquis books, spec and flat drawings, and visual research presentations from both fashion professionals and students. From concept through finished product, Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers is an indispensable tool to help you prepare your career for the next chapter. New to this edition · Helpful Hints at the end of each chapter help you to make critical decisions · Expanded Glossary now features knitwear terms · Introduces how to develop a successful fashion portfolio · Expanded discussion and examples of visual research presentation layouts

The River of Doubt

Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

Author: Candice Millard

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307575081

Category: History

Page: 432

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At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived. From the soaring beauty of the Amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt’s life, here is Candice Millard’s dazzling debut. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Polar Exploration

A practical handbook for North and South Pole expeditions

Author: Dixie Dansercoer

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849656290

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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A handbook about the mental and physical preparation and detailed planning required for a successful trip to the North or South Pole. In this guide, veteran explorer and polar pioneer Dixie Dansercoer outlines the particular considerations and requirements for all kinds of polar expedition: short self-guided trips, guided Last Degree expeditions and long-haul expeditions, self-financed or sponsored, to the Arctic or the Antarctic. Illustrated with first-hand accounts of hazardous crossings, tricky decision points and encounters with polar bears, as well as evocative expedition photography, sections cover motivation and limitations, understanding the cold, preparations, what to take, travel during the day and camp organisation at night, as well as hazards from polar bears to exploding stoves and whiteout to frostbite. For newcomers in need of guidance, it will help them begin their mental and physical preparation for surviving in such extreme environments. For returning explorers, there is plenty of information on equipment, techniques and experiences to compare and contrast. Also includes a glossary of polar terms and a recommended daily polar regime.

Hello America: A Novel

Author: J. G. Ballard

Publisher: Liveright

ISBN: 0871404184

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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"This fable lifts a great freight of ideas effortlessly…The story of an expedition driven on by wishes of possession and power but guided internally by myths of America whose sources lie in the late 20th century." —Guardian Following the energy crisis of the late twentieth century, America has been abandoned. Now, a century later, a small group of European explorers returns to the now climatically mutated continent. But America is unrecognizable—the Bering Strait has been dammed and much of the country has become a desert, populated by isolated natives and the bizarre remnants of a disintegrated culture. The expedition sets off from Manhattan on a cross-country journey, through Holiday Inns and abandoned theme parks, to uncover a shocking new power in the heart of Las Vegas.

When Your Life Depends on It

Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic

Author: Brad Borkan,David Hirzel

Publisher: BB-Dh Joint Projects

ISBN: 9781945312052

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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WHEN YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT-- The harrowing life and death decisions made by early Antarctic explorers reveal insightful ways ? not just for surviving in extreme environments ? but for improving 21st century personal and business decision making. Not all the decisions made by the early Antarctic explorers were good. Yet, during the most trying circumstances imaginable, very few men died. Why was this? ? and what can be learned from their decision-making to help us with our modern day lives? When Your Life Depends on It examines unforgettable, epic stories from the days when Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen and Mawson battled the most isolated environment on earth. By placing you in their life and death situations, the authors encourage you to assess how you might have responded. Would you obey a command from your dying officer to leave him behind, to further your chances of a safe return? Would you handpick your crew based on gut instinct and personality only, when there was a very real chance your own survival would depend on them? These lessons in team work, leadership, comeradery and sheer grit and determination are as useful today as they were 100 years ago. This book will compel you to evaluate your own decision-making and reveal methods that you can immediately put to use.