Vouloir toucher les toiles
« On ne grimpe qu’une fois la montagne de la vie. Il faut savoir faire un pas de côté, vivre ses rêves, ne pas se laisser emprisonner. L’homme ne doit jamais se sentir plus grand que la vie. Chaque jour, je le répète à mes filles : en gardant les pieds sur terre, on peut toucher les étoiles. » Mike horn est un aventurier de l’extrême connu dans le monde entier pour repousser les limites du possible. il a descendu l’Amazone, suivi la ligne d’équateur sur 40 000 kilomètres, bouclé le tour du Pôle Nord durant la longue nuit polaire. Il a marché sur la glace, parcouru le désert, descendu des rapides, frayé son chemin dans la jungle. Jusqu’à ce pari fou : gravir, avec trois amis montagnards, quatre 8 000 mètres à la suite dans l’Himalaya. Sans oxygène, sans cordes, en « style alpin » le plus pur, à la seule force de la volonté… Pour la première fois aussi, ce conquérant de l’impossible se dévoile. Il nous parle de ses motivations profondes, de ses inspirations : son père qui, à l’âge de huit ans, lui a appris à « regarder au-delà du mur » ; Cathy, sa femme, sa Croix du Sud, récemment emportée par la maladie et dont l’esprit accompagne chacun de ses pas.
Conquering the Impossible
In August 2002, Mike Horn set out on a mission that bordered on the impossible: to travel 12,000 miles around the globe at the Arctic Circle - alone, against all prevailing winds and currents, and without motorized transportation. Conquering the Impossible is the gripping account of Horn's grueling 27-month expedition by sail and by foot through extreme Arctic conditions that nearly cost him his life on numerous occasions. Enduring temperatures that ranged to as low as -95 degrees Fahrenheit, Horn battled hazards including shifting and unstable ice that gave way and plunged him into frigid waters, encounters with polar bears so close that he felt their breath on his face, severe frostbite in his fingers, and a fire that destroyed all of his equipment and nearly burned him alive. Complementing the sheer adrenaline of Horn's narrative are the isolated but touching human encounters the adventurer has with the hardy individuals who inhabit one of the remotest corners of the earth. From an Inuit who teaches him how to build an igloo to an elderly Russian left behind when the Soviets evacuated his remote Arctic town, Horn finds camaraderie, kindness, and assistance to help him survive the most unforgiving conditions. This awe-inspiring account is a page-turner and an Arctic survival tale in one. Most of all, it's a testament to one man's unrelenting desire to push the boundaries of human endurance.
Taking the reader from the dusty plains of East Africa through jungle and moorland to the glacier-clad summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the author offers a challenging and beautiful trek to Africa's highest peak, along with city guides for the surrounding area. Original.
A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.
Touching the Void
The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes. In the summer of 1985, two young, headstrong mountaineers set off to conquer an unclimbed route. They had triumphantly reached the summit, when a horrific accident mid-descent forced one friend to leave another for dead. Ambition, morality, fear and camaraderie are explored in this electronic edition of the mountaineering classic, with never before seen colour photographs taken during the trip itself.
We are not all created equal. Seventeen-year-old Cody and her boyfriend, James, were two of the lucky ones randomly selected before birth to receive genetic engineering. Known as the Ones, this one percent of the population is healthy, beautiful, and talented...and to some that's not fair. Mounting fear and jealousy of the Ones’ success leads to the creation of the Equality Movement, which quickly gains enough political traction to demote Cody, James, and others like them to second-class citizens. Cody knows even before the brick smashes through her window that it's going to be bad. As their school, the American government, and even family and friends turn against them, Cody begins to believe they have no other choice but to protect their own. She draws closer to a group of radical Ones led by the passionate and fevered Kai, and James begins to question just how far she is willing to go for the cause... Themes of justice, discrimination and terrorism mix with actual science to create a frightening version of our near future in Daniel Sweren-Becker's pulse-pounding thriller. An Imprint Book
Son grand p re peignait des femmes comme Moi
.....19 novembre 2007 Violette a rejoint « face book » ... 14h56Violette devient, par ce clic anodin, ce petit clic de rien, une fille du temps de maintenant '¦ Une fille cool, de 35 ans, même si dire cool c'est certainement moins hype en 2007 qu'en 1997 '¦ Violette, nouveau membre virtuel d'un réseau intersidéral mondial, milliardième brebis clonée du net, Vénusia des temps moderne '¦ Curiosité exacerbée, envie d'ailleurs, désir de branchitude '¦ non, rien de tout ça '¦ Violette se dit juste qu'elle a pas envie de mourir con et que ce nouveau réseau des temps modernes doit être un truc magique, le « Copperfield » virtuel qui fait sourire son mari toutes les nuits '¦Mais pourquoi d'ailleurs y passe-t-il toutes ses nuits ... ?
On January 21, 1976, the date of Concorde's first commercial flight, Air France and British Airways took air transport into the supersonic era. Suddenly, travelers could fly in luxury across the Atlantic in a matter of a few hours and faster than the speed of sound. This book provides an account of a prodigious aeronautical enterprise and of the technical and human exploits needed to ensure that this extraordinary aircraft, the outcome of exemplary European cooperation, saw the light of day. Photos of the iconic plane's exteriors, engineering, specs, interiors, details - even an oversized photo of the place setting served in first class - are reproduced on the highest quality paper to pay tribute to the plane synonymous with speed, luxury, and style. A must-have collectible edition for anyone who flew on the Concorde or for any serious civil aviation enthusiast's library.
Letters From My Windmill
The stories are all told by the author in the first person, typically addressing a Parisian reader. The author, having relocated his home from Paris, recounts short bucolic tales about his new life in Provence as well as his trips to Corsica and French Algeria. Considered to be light-hearted, and often a bit tongue-in-cheek, the stories vary from day-to-day events in southern France to Provençal folk-tales, and often feature professions and faunal references characteristic of Provence.
La Pierre de Touche L Etoile du Matin
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