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When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,­1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-­seven hours and was reeling from the brain-­altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,­028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds... is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--­including himself--­to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and . . .

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This short book is for students, professors and professionals interested in signal processing of seismic data using MATLAB™. The step-­by-­step demo of the full reflection seismic data processing workflow using a complete real seismic data set places itself as a very useful feature of the book. This is especially true when students are performing their projects, and when professors and researchers are testing their new developed algorithms in MATLAB™ for processing seismic data. The book provides the basic seismic and signal processing theory required for each chapter and shows how to process the data from raw field records to a final image of the subsurface all using MATLAB™. The MATLAB™ codes and seismic data can be downloaded here. Table of Contents: Seismic Data Processing: A Quick Overview / Examination of A Real Seismic Data Set / Quality Control of Real Seismic Data / Seismic Noise Attenuation / Seismic Deconvolution / Carrying the Processing Forward / Static Corrections / . . .

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Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to fool rather than to inform.

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О том, как стать Триллионером, человеком, обретшим духовное и материальное богатство, как научиться управлять своей жизнью, перестав безвольно плыть по течению, о том, как изменить свой взгляд на мир, увидеть многочисленные возможности, дарованные Творцом каждому на этой Земле, и воспользоваться ими по максимуму. Книга адресована всем, кто желает познать устройство жизни, механизмы нашего мышления и, используя эти знания, добиться всестороннего успеха. В книге представлена информация, являющая собой синтез последних научных данных о человеческом мышлении, западных идей, техник и методов достижения успешности, эффективного управления временем — с мировоззрением верующего человека, стремящегося следовать заветам последнего Священного Писания и наследию пророка Мухаммада. – как научиться жить в настоящем, радуясь имеющемуся, благодаря Творца, при этом стремясь к достижению большего, – как найти себя и реализоваться в жизни, – как сосредоточиваться на главном, проживая каждый свой . . .

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One of the foremost researchers of animal-­human relations offers a pathbreaking analysis of dog behavior, explaining the essentials of canine psychology that all dog lovers need to know.

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Una historia de la medicina escrita en tono divulgativo, que aborda conceptos fundamentales: el cuerpo humano, el cáncer, las moléculas, la genética, el envejecimiento, el colesterol, el cerebro, la cirugía o los trasplantes. Trata también d...

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This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal boats, and from village cricket to nimbies. First published as a lavish colour coffeetable book, this new expanded paperback edition has double the original number of contributions from many celebrities including Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Eric Clapton, Bryan Ferry, Sebastian Faulks, Kate Adie, Kevin Spacey, Gavin Pretor-­Pinney, Richard Mabey , Simon Jenkins, John Sergeant, Benjamin Zephaniah, Joan Bakewell, Antony Beevor, Libby Purves, Jonathan Dimbleby, and many more: and a new preface by HRH Prince Charles.

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Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevada—mountains as perilous as they are beautiful. Eric Blehm's masterful work is a gripping detective story interwoven with the riveting biography of a complicated, original, and wholly fascinating man.

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First published in 1968, is one of Edward Abbey’s most critically acclaimed works and marks his first foray into the world of nonfiction writing. Written while Abbey was working as a ranger at Arches National Park outside of Moab, Utah, is a rare view of one man’s quest to experience nature in its purest form. Through prose that is by turns passionate and poetic, Abbey reflects on the condition of our remaining wilderness and the future of a civilization that cannot reconcile itself to living in the natural world as well as his own internal struggle with morality. As the world continues its rapid development, Abbey’s cry to maintain the natural beauty of the West remains just as relevant today as when this book was written.

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The bright galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae catalogued in the late 1700s by the famous comet hunter Charles Messier are still the most widely observed celestial wonders in the sky. The second edition of Stephen James O'Meara's acclaimed observing guide to the Messier Objects features improved star charts for helping you find the objects, a much more robust telling of the history behind their discovery - including a glimpse into Messier's fascinating life - and updated astrophysical facts to put it all into context. These additions, along with new photos taken with the most advanced amateur telescopes, bring O'Meara's first edition more than a decade into the twenty-­first century. Expand your universe and test your viewing skills with this truly modern Messier guide. It is a must for all budding night watchers.

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