K2, The Savage Mountain: The Classic True Story Of Disaster And Survival On The World's Second-Highest Mountain

When 11 climbers died on K2 on August 1, 2008, it was once a stark reminder that the world's second-highest mountain has, for greater than a century, been considered as the main tricky and unsafe of all―for each 4 those who achieve the pinnacle, one dies within the try. K2, The Savage Mountain tells the dramatic tale of the 1953 American day trip, led via Charles S. Houston, whilst a mixture of bad storms and disorder stopped the group wanting the 28,251-foot summit. Then at the descent, tragedy struck, and the way the climbers made it again to protection is well known within the annals of hiking.

K2, The Savage Mountain captures this sensational story with an unrivaled energy that has earned this e-book its position as one of many classics of climbing literature.

Show description

Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running: The Best Advice to Get Started, Stay Motivated, Lose Weight, Run Injury-Free, Be Safe, and Train for Any Distance (Revised & Updated)

By Dagny Scott Barrios

Now with a clean layout and punctiliously up to date info, this nuts-and-bolts advisor is designed in particular to deal with the original demanding situations and rewards the game provides to the quickest growing to be section of the market—women runners

More than 10 million ladies around the nation now establish themselves as general runners. in accordance with the dramatic raise within the variety of girls within the recreation, Dagny Scott Barrios and the specialists at Runner's World have created this singular guide—now up-to-date with 25 percentage new material—where girls will realize how to:
• teach for any race, from a 5K to a marathon
• devour nutritiously and for max energy
• drop some pounds permanently
• take care of self-consciousness and physique image
• run while pregnant and during menopause
• decide on the simplest outfits and accessories
• run wherever safely
• hinder and deal with accidents, specifically those who girls are probably to encounter

With transparent photos, working sidebars, and testimonials from girls runners of every age and talents, this accomplished source presents the most up-tp-date useful suggestion to be had anyplace for ladies runners of all levels.

Show description

Son of Stitch 'n Bitch: 45 Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men

By Debbie Stoller

Debbie Stoller is familiar with that at the least part the tasks ladies knit are meant for the lads of their lives. She additionally is familiar with that knitting
for a boyfriend or husband or father is filled with pitfalls. the reply Son of sew 'N Bitch, the hip, clever knitter's advisor to knitting for men.

A "knitting big name" (San Francisco Chronicle) and writer of the New York Times bestselling Stitch 'N complain: The Knitter's Handbook and different Stitch 'N Bitch books, Debbie Stoller combines model savvy with unusual knitting experience. here is how you can get the proper sweater dimension (because dimension definitely matters)—and why by no means to deliver him alongside to pick the yarn. Why "what's your favourite colour" is a deadly question—and the way you cannot get it wrong with luxurious yarns for even the main rugged of boyfriends. better of all, listed below are forty five edgy, hipster styles which are guy-vetted and authorized, many designed through male master-knitters or girls with males as layout companions. here is the evening & Day double-sided Brooklyn Bridge shawl. The Biker Boy sweater with a patch at the shoulder to guard opposed to messenger bag put on and tear. fortunate Socks—think rat pack on the on line casino. cranium Isle Cap & Mitts. The Ernie sweater. Hangover Helpers—stuffed plush "beermeister" and "whiskey bottle" pillows. The Retropolitan Cardigan, with a geek-chic tackle Mr. Rogers. Plus guy fingers (fingerless gloves), a Hackie Sack Hoodie, Pinup woman phantasm shawl (oh, behave!), and more.

Show description

Data Mining: Concepts, Models, Methods, and Algorithms

By Mehmed Kantardzic

This publication experiences cutting-edge methodologies and strategies for studying thousands of uncooked information in high-dimensional info areas, to extract new details for selection making. The goal of this ebook is to provide a unmarried introductory resource, geared up in a scientific manner, during which lets direct the readers in research of enormous information units, throughout the clarification of simple techniques, versions and methodologies built in fresh a long time.

 

If you're an teacher or professor and want to receive instructor’s fabrics, please stopover at http://booksupport.wiley.com

If you're an teacher or professor and wish to receive a ideas handbook, please ship an electronic mail to: pressbooks@ieee.org

 

Show description

The Lost Chalice: The Epic Hunt for a Priceless Masterpiece

By Vernon Silver

A pulse-pounding real-life chase for an historical masterpiece of immeasurable worth . . .

Sotheby's. manhattan urban. June 19, 1990.

not anything of its variety were offered to the general public in additional than a century. On a hot June night on Manhattan's higher East part, with the auction-house showroom full of the rich, the curious, and the clicking, background used to be made while an nameless guy in a eco-friendly golfing sweater paid an extraordinary 3 quarters of one million cash to win the twenty-five-hundred-year-old chalice. After that evening, this ancient artifact disappeared, its whereabouts a secret. Until now.

it really is one of the such a lot prized of antiquities: the Greek artist Euphronios's wine cup depicting the loss of life of Zeus's son Sarpedon at Troy. misplaced for greater than millennia, the chalice—one of in simple terms six of its type stumbled on intact—mysteriously surfaced within the selection of a Hollywood manufacturer, who then bought it to a Texas billionaire. Coveted via obsessed deepest creditors, buyers, and museum curators, it was once additionally of severe curiosity to the Italian police, who believed it belonged to their nation, the place it had first been dug up prior within the 20th century.

during this breathtaking story of historical past, experience, and intrigue, archaeologist and journalist Vernon Silver items jointly the intense story of the misplaced cup and gives a portrait of the fashionable antiquities alternate: an international of tomb raiders, smugglers, filthy rich creditors, bold archaeol-ogists, rapacious buyers, corrupt curators, and foreign legislations enforcement. Spanning twenty-five hundred years, The misplaced Chalice strikes from the mythic battlefield of the Trojan conflict to the geographical region of twentieth-century Tuscany, the dusty libraries of Oxford college to the exhibition halls of latest York's Metropolitan Museum of paintings, the cramped law-enforcement places of work of the Carabinieri to the tony rooms of recent York's public sale homes to resolve the secret of the world's rarest masterpiece.

As Silver learns, the invention of the chalice exposes one other riddle—and a good better lacking treasure. Epic and exciting, The misplaced Chalice is a using true-life detective tale that illuminates a big-money, high-stakes, double-dealing global, that is as interesting because it is unforgettable. Silver's exciting story opens a window onto Italian historical past, tradition, and existence hardly ever obvious.

Show description

Tales from Another Mother Runner: Triumphs, Trials, Tips, and Tricks from the Road

By Dimity McDowell, Sarah Bowen Shea

"I now not try and outrun heredity. I run to make my very own history."---Nicki, one other mom runner

 Every mom runner has a story to inform. a narrative approximately how she discovered, fifteen years after being advised that she's most sensible being a bookworm, that there's an athlete inside of her. Or the only approximately how she, fifty kilos obese and depressed, ultimately came across the courage---and time---to lace up her trainers. or perhaps it really is approximately environment a doubtless very unlikely goal---going less than hours within the half-marathon---and then methodically working that aim down and tearing up around the end line. Or it'd be an account of friendship: she was once new to city, used to be having a troublesome time making acquaintances, was once requested to affix a bunch run, and now she's received 4 BRFs (best operating associates) who're her allies, her cheerleaders, her truth exams. perhaps it is only a uncomplicated tale of the wonderful thing about beginning the time without work with an endorphin rush. Or, unfortunately, it may be approximately how, in the course of the assistance of a considerate working buddy, she chanced on the distance and rhythm to technique being raped---and regained her power and experience of self via each footstep.

 In Tales From Another Mother Runner, middle-of-the-pack runners Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea percentage not just their very own tales of non-public triumph at the pavement but in addition the inspiring tales of many individuals of the colourful mom runner neighborhood they have outfitted on their well known website, Anothermotherrunner.com. whereas the typical subject is working, the diversities that take place throughout the miles are as never-ending because the miles themselves: removing extra weight, gaining self belief, discovering your self, connecting with neighbors, waiting for extra, environment pursuits, facing unhappiness, understanding the way to educate successfully, clearing your head, reconnecting together with your stories, construction a greater you.

Whether you may have run extra marathons than you could be mindful, or you are simply getting all started, you can find the foundation you want to get available in the market, retain pushing, and run like a mom.

Show description

Using Windows 8.1: Return of the Start Button

By Kevin Wilson

Utilizing home windows 8.1 is the basic step-by-step advisor to utilizing a working laptop or computer working home windows eight, offering a whole source for either the newbie and the fanatic.

ideas are illustrated in step by step utilizing images and reveal prints all through, including concise, effortless to persist with textual content from a longtime specialist within the box, offer a complete advisor to home windows.

no matter if you may have simply received your first machine, computing device or are a willing laptop consumer who has simply upgraded to home windows eight, this publication provides you with an organization take hold of of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the talents had to use a working laptop or computer like a pro.

Show description

IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale

By Mitch Steele

Explore the evolution of 1 of craft beer’s most well liked types, India faded ale. built with brewing guidance from a number of the country’s most sensible brewers, IPA covers options from water therapy to hopping systems. integrated are forty eight recipes starting from old brews to recipes for the preferred modern IPAs made by way of craft brewers akin to Pizza Port, Dogfish Head, Stone, Firestone Walker, Russian River, and Deschutes.

Show description

The Science of Sin: The Psychology of the Seven Deadlies (and Why They Are So Good For You)

Delight, lust, gluttony, greed, envy, sloth, and anger.

They’re thought of “deadly” as a result of their potential to generate different evils.  in reality, all of us sin and we do all of it the time—in truth, frequently a number of instances over ahead of breakfast!  yet human habit, argues social psychologist Simon Laham, is extra advanced than “good” or “evil.”  In psychology, those sins aren’t thought of morally improper or maybe uniformly undesirable, yet are taken care of fairly as complicated and fascinating mental states that if, indulged properly, will be practical, adaptive, and result in quite a number confident effects.  
 
The technological know-how of Sin takes on those so-called sins one after the other and during mental learn exhibits that being undesirable will be oh-so-good for you.  were you aware that:
 
·         Being sluggish and lazy might be useful win the race?
·         Anger makes you extra open-minded?
·         Coveting what others haven't in basic terms makes you extra inventive yet bolsters self- esteem?
 
So move forward, consume that final cookie and sit back at the sofa for an afternoon of television along with your neighbor’s boyfriend—from gluttony to greed, envy to lust, Laham indicates how even the deadliest, so much decadent of vices could make you shrewdpermanent, winning, and satisfied.

Show description

The Recursive Mind: The Origins of Human Language, Thought, and Civilization

By Michael C. Corballis

The Recursive Mind demanding situations the generally held thought that language is what makes us uniquely human. during this compelling ebook, Michael Corballis argues that what distinguishes us within the animal state is our means for recursion: the power to embed our techniques inside different ideas. "I imagine, accordingly I am," is an instance of recursive idea, as the philosopher has inserted himself into his concept. Recursion permits us to conceive of our personal minds and the minds of others. It additionally supplies us the ability of psychological "time travel"--the skill to insert prior studies, or imagined destiny ones, into current consciousness.

Drawing on neuroscience, psychology, animal habit, anthropology, and archaeology, Corballis demonstrates how those recursive constructions ended in the emergence of language and speech, which eventually enabled us to proportion our recommendations, plan with others, and reshape our surroundings to higher replicate our artistic imaginations. He exhibits how the recursive brain used to be severe to survival within the harsh stipulations of the Pleistocene epoch, and the way it developed to foster social harmony. He lines how language itself tailored to recursive considering, first via handbook gestures, then later, with the emergence of Homo sapiens, vocally. Toolmaking and manufacture arose, and the appliance of recursive rules to those actions in flip resulted in the complexities of human civilization, the extinction of fellow large-brained hominins just like the Neandertals, and our species' supremacy over the actual world.

Show description