The World Beneath Their Feet

The World Beneath Their Feet

But theirs is also a story of good and evil, of treachery and heroism, and a world changing beneath their feet—all to the incessant drumbeat of the approach of the most destructive war in human history. This is a book about mountains.

Author: Scott Ellsworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473649637

Category: History

Page: 416

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Longlisted for the 2020 William Hill Sports Book of the Year 'A gripping history' THE ECONOMIST 'The World Beneath Their Feet contains plenty of rollicking stories' THE TIMES 'Gripping' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'So far as adventure stories go, this book is tops.' Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump '[Ellsworth] recasts the era as a great Himalayan race...[and] it works brilliantly...his account of the 1953 ascent of Everest...feels unusually fresh' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Like if Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air met Lauren Hillenbrand's Unbroken ... an inviting and engrossing read' SPORTS ILLUSTRATED One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement-all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war. While tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was raging across the Himalayas. Contingents from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States had set up rival camps at the base of the mountains, all hoping to become recognized as the fastest, strongest, and bravest climbers in the world. Carried on across nearly the entire sweep of the Himalayas, this contest involved not only the greatest mountain climbers of the era, but statesmen and millionaires, world-class athletes and bona fide eccentrics, scientists and generals, obscure villagers and national heroes. Centered in the 1930s, with one brief, shining postwar coda, the contest was a struggle between hidebound traditionalists and unknown innovators, one that featured new techniques and equipment, unbelievable courage and physical achievement, and unparalleled valor. And death. One Himalayan peak alone, Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, claimed twenty-five lives in less than three years. Climbing the Himalayas was the Greatest Generation's moonshot--one shrouded in the onset of war, interrupted by it, and then fully accomplished. A gritty, fascinating history that promises to enrapture fans of Hampton Side, Jon Krakauer, and Laura Hillenbrand, The World Beneath Their Feet brings this forgotten story back to life.
Categories: History

Sacred Darkness

Sacred Darkness

It seems that, for millennia, people lived their lives on the surface of the land, aware that beneath their feet a separate world existed, a world that was both fascinating and fearful. Ancient tales recounted how the Tuatha De Danann, ...

Author: Holley Moyes

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607321781

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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Caves have been used in various ways across human society, but despite the persistence within popular culture of the iconic caveman, deep caves were never used primarily as habitation sites for early humans. Rather, in both ancient and contemporary contexts, caves have served primarily as ritual spaces. In Sacred Darkness, contributors use archaeological evidence as well as ethnographic studies of modern ritual practices to envision the cave as place of spiritual and ideological power that emerges as a potent venue for ritual practice. Covering the ritual use of caves in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Mesoamerica, and the US Southwest and Eastern woodlands, this book brings together case studies by prominent scholars whose research spans from the Paleolithic period to the present day. These contributions demonstrate that cave sites are as fruitful as surface contexts in promoting the understanding of both ancient and modern religious beliefs and practices. This state-of-the-art survey of ritual cave use will be one of the most valuable resources for understanding the role of caves in studies of religion, sacred landscape, or cosmology and a must-read for any archaeologist interested in caves.
Categories: Social Science

The Hunt for Mount Everest

The Hunt for Mount Everest

This is Everest, the prequel: a high-drama tale, filled with larger-than-life characters and quiet heroes, traverses the Alps, the Himalayas, Nepal and Tibet, the British Empire, the Anglo-Russian rivalry known as The Great Game, the ...

Author: Craig Storti

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529331561

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The height of Mt. Everest was first measured in 1850, but the closest any westerner got to Everest during the next 71 years, until 1921, was 40 miles. The Hunt for Mt. Everest tells the story of the 71-year quest to find the world's highest mountain. It's a tale of high drama, of larger-than-life characters-George Everest, Francis Younghusband, George Mallory, Lord Curzon, Edward Whymper-and a few quiet heroes: Alexander Kellas, the 13th Dalai Lama, Charles Bell. A story that traverses the Alps, the Himalayas, Nepal and Tibet, the British Empire (especially British India and the Raj), the Anglo-Russian rivalry known as The Great Game, the disastrous First Afghan War, and the phenomenal Survey of India - it is far bigger than simply the tallest mountain in the world. Encountering spies, war, political intrigues, and hundreds of mules, camels, bullocks, yaks, and two zebrules, Craig Storti uncovers the fascinating and still largely overlooked saga of all that led up to that moment in late June of 1921 when two English climbers, George Mallory and Guy Bullock, became the first westerners-and almost certainly the first human beings-to set foot on Mt. Everest and thereby claimed the last remaining major prize in the history of exploration. With 2021 bringing the 100th anniversary of that year, most Everest chronicles have dealt with the climbing history of the mountain, with all that happened after 1921. The Hunt for Mt. Everest is the seldom-told story of all that happened before.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Evolution

Evolution

In fact, most of his writings are devoted to alchemy, mysticism, and religion. ... In the 18th century, Newton's scientific method inspired a new generation of scientists to observe the world beneath their feet as EVOLUTION 8.

Author: Russ Hodge

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438117409

Category: Science

Page: 252

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Examines the theory of evolution and the immense impact it has had on society and modern medicine, including DNA, genetics and heredity.
Categories: Science

Complete Works St Teresa Of Avila Vol2

Complete Works St  Teresa Of Avila Vol2

... for they say they have trampled the world beneath their feet, and the Lord of the world is pleased with them. They will derive the greatest hope of His Majesty's pleasure* from the effects which He produces in their souls; ...

Author: St. Teresa of Avila,

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441167293

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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The definitive three-volume edition of St Teresa of Avila's prose and poetry, in Professor E. Allison Peers's justly celebrated translation.
Categories: Religion

The Dublin Review

The Dublin Review

they were Catholics and “ were not , but did lie , He made to come and adore before her feet , ” carrying their gifts ... that in exact proportion as English Catholics succeed in beating down the spirit of the world beneath their feet ...

Author: Nicholas Patrick Wiseman

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ISBN: UOM:39015030578317

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The Dublin Review

The Dublin Review

they were Catholics and “ were not , but did lie , He made to come and adore before her feet , ” carrying their gifts ... that in exact proportion as English Catholics succeed in beating down the spirit of the world beneath their feet ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3054254

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The Biblical Repertory and Theological Review

The Biblical Repertory and Theological Review

The time now drew near when he must enter his name among the candidates for holy baptism ; he returned therefore to Milan from his ... and who had learned to tread the riches , pleasures , and honours of the world beneath their feet .

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ISBN: PRNC:32101067197168

Category: Bible

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Categories: Bible

The Democracy of Suffering

The Democracy of Suffering

In his 1934 “Foundational Investigations of the Phenomenological Origin of the Spatiality of Nature,” Husserl argues that human beings experience the everyday world beneath their feet in pre-Copernican terms. For although science long ...

Author: Todd Dufresne

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773559622

Category: Science

Page: 220

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In The Democracy of Suffering philosopher Todd Dufresne provides a strikingly original exploration of the past, present, and future of this epoch, the Anthropocene, demonstrating how the twin crises of reason and capital have dramatically remade the essential conditions for life itself. Images, cartoons, artworks, and quotes pulled from literary and popular culture supplement this engaging and unorthodox look into where we stand amidst the ravages of climate change and capitalist economics. With humour, passion, and erudition, Dufresne diagnoses a frightening new reality and proposes a way forward, arguing that our serial experiences of catastrophic climate change herald an intellectual and moral awakening - one that lays the groundwork, albeit at the last possible moment, for a future beyond individualism, hate, and greed. That future is unapologetically collective. It begins with a shift in human consciousness, with philosophy in its broadest sense, and extends to a reengagement with our greatest ideals of economic, social, and political justice for all. But this collective future, Dufresne argues, is either now or never. Uncovering how we got into this mess and how, if at all, we get out of it, The Democracy of Suffering is a flicker of light, or perhaps a scream, in the face of human extinction and the end of civilization.
Categories: Science

No Fairytale

No Fairytale

By the time a weak sun made its debut through the clouds directly overhead, I felt I walked on hooves. ... They walked with a determination that I imagined came from already putting half the world beneath their feet.

Author: Ben Galley

Publisher: Ben Galley

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Category: Fiction

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Two decades have passed since the Last War, since the sky was filled with fire and magic. The world has all too easily forgotten the time of the Written and the Arkmages. In their place, a new empire has arisen, one that has finally brought order to the war-torn lands. An empire that has dawned the Age of Magick. At last, it seems that peace has come to Emaneska. Or, at least that is what the emperor would have Emaneska believe. On the fringes of the Arkan Empire, a different story is being written. Those who show magick talent must join the empire or live as an outlaw. It appears the war is still being fought, homestead by homestead, and a young peasant girl is about to be thrust into the violent world that exists beneath the lies of empire. Welcome back to Emaneska. ——— This new short story from author Ben Galley tells the tale of the aftermath of the Emaneska Series, and sets the scene for the next chapter of this epic saga: The Scalussen Chronicles, coming 2020. ——— MORE BOOKS BY BEN GALLEY (Available in ebook, paperback and audio) Emaneska Series – The Written – Pale Kings – Dead Stars - Part One – Dead Stars - Part Two Scarlet Star Trilogy – Bloodrush – Bloodmoon – Bloodfeud Chasing Graves Trilogy – Chasing Graves – Grim Solace – Breaking Chaos Standalones – The Heart of Stone – Shards
Categories: Fiction