♥ Book Title : Annapurna, a Woman's Place
☯ Full Synopsis : "Chronicles the success--two made it to the top--and the tragedy--two died--of an expedition to the summit of Annapurna I, one of the world's fifteen tallest peaks, by thirteen American women"Article| Arlene Blum| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Breaking Trail
☯ Full Synopsis : "The personal story of the first American woman climber to attempt Mount Everest describes her transformation from an overprotected Chicago youth to the leader of women climbing teams, describing her successful ascents of Mount McKinley and Annapurna and her receipt of a Gold Medal from the Society of Women Geographers. 30,000 first printing."Article| Arlene Blum| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Annapurna, a Woman's Place
☯ Full Synopsis : "This is the 20th-anniversary edition of team leader Arlene Blum's best-selling account of the history-making 1978 ascent of Annapurna by the American Women's Himalayan Expedition.A classic story in the annals of women's achievements, "Annapurna" was the first account of mountaineering triumph and tragedy to be told from a woman's perspective. A huge critical and commercial success, the original edition sold more than 65,000 copies. Updated now with a new foreword by the author to mark the 20th anniversary of the harrowing ascent, Annapurna is as timely and as riveting today as when it was first published. It is a story of challenge and commitment, told with passion, humor, and honesty."Article| Arlene Blum| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The American Adrenaline Narrative
☯ Full Synopsis : ""The attempt to understand the desires related to radical, risky acts like climbing to 29,028 feet as well as the everyday participation in and fascination with extreme lifestyles lays at the heart of this book and the extreme adventure narratives it studies. The American Adrenaline Narrative identifies and examines such stories' desiring natures and considers how perilous outdoor adventure tales, what the author terms "adrenaline narratives," simultaneously promote and hinder ecological sustainability. To explore these interdepended desires, the manuscript defines and compares adrenaline narratives by a range of American authors writing after the first Earth Day in 1970, selected as a crucial watershed for the contemporary American environmental movement and for cultures of the extreme. The forty-plus years since the first Earth Day mark the rise in the popularity and marketing of all things extreme-including sports, jobs, travel, beverages, gum, makeovers, laundry detergent, and even the environmental movement itself. This book and the term "adrenaline narrative" provide a classification for and analysis of the rapidly growing and wildly popular collection of narratives-primarily nonfiction, autobiographical, or biographical accounts-focused on extreme sports, lifestyle, and travel that emerge into the popular consciousness during a time of environmental activism that, like the adrenaline narratives themselves, range from conservative to radical acts. While literary or artistic merit, as a result, is not Jacobson's primary impetus for identifying and studying adrenaline narratives, attention to narrative form plays a key role in understanding their ecological messages and the ways the accounts deftly exploit form to craft suspenseful, page-turning exploits. The author's methods to map the American eco-imagination via adrenaline narratives are grounded in the traditional literary practice of close reading analysis and in ecofeminism. The book surveys a range of popular and lesser-known primary texts by American authors, including bestselling books-such as Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air and Aron Ralston's Between a Rock and a Hard Place-and lesser-known and read texts-such as Patricia C. McCairen's Canyon Solitude, Eddy L. Harris's Mississippi Solo, and Stacy Allison's Beyond the Limits. Jacobson primarily focuses on book-length nonfiction narratives; however, adrenaline narratives may also be found in print and online articles and magazines, feature length and short films, television shows, amateur videos, social networking sites, fiction, advertising, and blogs. Jacobson contends that these stories-whatever their format-comprise a distinctive genre because-unlike traditional nature, travel, and sports writing-adrenaline narratives sustain heightened risk or the element of the "extreme" within a natural setting. Additionally, reading these narratives as a separate genre provides important insight into the American environmental imagination's connection to masculinity and adventure"--"Article| Kristin J. Jacobson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Ahead of Their Time
☯ Full Synopsis : "A unique collection of profiles of 75 daring women who pushed ahead with the spirit of adventure and made pioneering contributions on land, in the sea and in the skies."Article| Joyce Duncan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Desafío del liderazgo, El : cómo obtener permanentemente logros extraordinarios
☯ Full Synopsis : "Los autores analizan en este libro sus ricas experiencias con lideres de organizaciones publicas y privadas de todo el mundo. En su estudio demuestran que hoy mas que nunca el liderazgo concierne a todos. El desafio del liderazgo ofrece una perspectiva amplia para estudiar a los lideres de todas las facetas de la vida, desde la industria hasta la educacion y las actividades sin fines de lucro. Este trabajo" que ha obtenido numerosos premios" refleja los desafios actuales que representan, entre otros elementos, la aldea global electronica y las cambiantes relaciones entre empleadores y empleados."Article| James M. Kouzes| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Mother Jones Magazine
☯ Full Synopsis : "Mother Jones is an award-winning national magazine widely respected for its groundbreaking investigative reporting and coverage of sustainability and environmental issues."Article| no defined| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Enlightened Power: How Women are Transforming the Practice of Leadership
☯ Full Synopsis : "How are women transforming the practice of leadership in the 21st century? Enlightened Power is a first-of-a-kind book that answers this question--and forever changes the traditional notions involving women in leadership. The book features the accumulated wisdom of 40 influential men and women who represent the most compelling voices in the field, including: Dynamic business leaders such as Eileen Fisher (founder, Eileen Fisher, Inc.), Barbara Corcoran (founder and chairman, The Corcoran Group), and Pat Mitchell (president and CEO, PBS) Trailblazing women from other arenas such as politics (Ambassador Swanee Hunt), the military (Rear Admiral Deborah A. Loewer, USN), and sports (U.S. Olympian Marilyn King) Renowned thought leaders such as Riane Eisler, Rayona Sharpnack, Sally Helgesen, Peggy Klaus, Bruce Patton, Nancy J. Adler, and Gail Evans Leading-edge academics, activists, executives, entrepreneurs, and practitioners"Article| Lin Coughlin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Most Important Thing I Know About...
☯ Full Synopsis : "In their own handwriting, more than 150 contributors offer short observations on various topics."Article| Lorne Adrian| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Peering Over the Edge
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Philosophy of Mountaineering. This book is the result of the contributions by some of the greatest authors of moutaineering literature: Pat Ament, Phil Bartlett, Arlene Blum, Margaret Body, Sir Chris Bonington, Hamish M. Brown, Joe Brown, Greg Child, Jim Curran, Giusto Gervasutti, Andrew Greig, Terry Gifford, Heinrich Harrer, Dougal Haston, Maurice Herzog, Sir John Hunt, Jeff Long, Jeff Lowe, Hamish MacInnes, Jeffrey McCarthy, Ian Mitchell, Paul Prichard, David Roberts, Doug Robinson, Steve Roper, Galen Rowell, Woodrow Wilson Sayer, Doug Scott, Eric Shipton, G. B. Spenceley, Sir Leslie Stephen, Mikel Vause, Edward Whymper, Simon Yates, Geoffrey Winthrop Young."Article| Mikel Vause| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Activity Worksheets
☯ Full Synopsis : "Containing story summaries, discussion topics, this book includes photocopiable worksheets for before, while, and after reading. It also contains teacher's notes and answer keys."Article| Oxford Staff| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Sheroes
☯ Full Synopsis : "Women have always been heroes. But it is no longer enough just to say so. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women need a new name of their own. As sheroes, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. From the serhoic foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today's women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, Sheroes paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women poised for the future. Drawn from the fictional and real worlds, the sheroic profiles include: Dian Fossey, Martina Navratilova, Sojourner Truth, Indira Ghandi, Aretha Franklin, Margaret Mead, Coretta Scott king, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Agent Scully, Joan Baez, Eleanor Roosevelt, Coco Chanel, Anita Hill, Thelma and Louise, Ripley, Roseanne, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, and others."Article| Varla Ventura| Statement ..."