The Ascent - Der Aufstieg

Author: Ronald Malfi
Publisher: Luzifer-Verlag
ISBN: 3958351948
Category: Fiction
Page: 450
View: 4231
"Das ist beeindruckend, ergreifend und fesselnd zugleich – eine klare Leseempfehlung" [Phantastic-Couch] "Atmosphärischer Thriller auf hohem Niveau, der Thriller-, Mystery- und Abenteuerelemente verbaut. Absolut empfehlenswert." [Filmbesprechungen] "THE ASCENT ist ein aufregender, beinahe unerträglich spannender Ritt, den man nicht verpassen sollte. Lassen Sie sich von dem Titel nicht in die Irre führen – der Roman hat weniger mit einem Berg und viel mehr mit dem Leben an sich zu tun. Wenn Sie Thriller lieben, die Sie bis zum Ende im Ungewissen lassen, ist dieser ein Muss." [Kendall Gutierrez, Suspense Magazine] Inhalt: Die Geister, die wir in uns tragen ... Es ist ein gefährliches Unterfangen – denn es könnte sein Ende bedeuten. Doch für Tim Overleigh, einen ehemals berühmten Bildhauer, der nach dem Tod seiner Frau langsam dem Alkoholismus verfällt, ist die Flucht in Extremsportarten das Einzige, dass ihn vor der Abwärtsspirale aus Selbstvorwürfen und Schmerz rettet. Er schließt sich einer Gruppe von Bergsteigern an, die von dem ebenso reichen wie exzentrischen Abenteurer Trumbauer für einen selbstmörderischen Trip durch die Bergwelt Nepals zusammengestellt wurde. Jeder Teilnehmer scheint aus einem ganz besonderen Grund ausgewählt worden zu sein. Je weiter sich Overleigh in die unerforschten Regionen des Himalaja vorwagt, um so mehr vermischen sich reale Strapazen mit den Schatten seiner Vergangenheit, und auch Trumbauer scheint einen ganz eigenen Plan zu verfolgen. Aus dem Kampf mit dem Berg und der Kälte wird ein Kampf gegen die eigenen Dämonen.


Author: Roland Smith
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328830268
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 519
Peak Marcello goes to Mayanmar to climb one of the most isolated mountains in the world in this thrilling new novel from bestselling author Roland Smith. After conquering the mountains in Afghanistan, Peak Marcello goes to Myanmar, a country that has been in the grips of a brutal military regime for more than fifty years, to visit Alessia. When he’s invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, Peak can’t pass up the opportunity. But getting to the mountain will involve a four-week trek through tropical rainforests rife with hazards—from venomous reptiles and leeches to corrupt police and military. In the end, summiting Hkakabo Razi may be the easiest thing Peak does.

The Ascent of Affect

Genealogy and Critique
Author: Ruth Leys
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022648873X
Category: Science
Page: 416
View: 951
In recent years, emotions have become a major, vibrant topic of research not merely in the biological and psychological sciences but throughout a wide swath of the humanities and social sciences as well. Yet, surprisingly, there is still no consensus on their basic nature or workings. Ruth Leys’s brilliant, much anticipated history, therefore, is a story of controversy and disagreement. The Ascent of Affect focuses on the post–World War II period, when interest in emotions as an object of study began to revive. Leys analyzes the ongoing debate over how to understand emotions, paying particular attention to the continual conflict between camps that argue for the intentionality or meaning of emotions but have trouble explaining their presence in non-human animals and those that argue for the universality of emotions but struggle when the question turns to meaning. Addressing the work of key figures from across the spectrum, considering the potentially misleading appeal of neuroscience for those working in the humanities, and bringing her story fully up to date by taking in the latest debates, Leys presents here the most thorough analysis available of how we have tried to think about how we feel.

The Ascent of Money

A Financial History of the World
Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594201929
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 441
View: 8193
Chronicles the evolution of finance from its origins in Mesopotamia to the modern world's most recent upheavals, covering such topics as the stock market bubble that prompted the French Revolution and the theories behind common investment vehicles.

The Ascent of George Washington

The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon
Author: John Ferling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608190951
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
View: 8854
A behind-the-scenes portrait of the first president reveals his formidable persuasive talents, careful display of a virtuous public image and leadership capabilities of particular compatibility with a young America. Reprint.


Author: Lawrie Ryan
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748767960
Category: Science
Page: 240
View: 4426
This series is focused on delivering custom materials which are designed and presented to meet the needs of enthusiastic and committed students. The resources are written at an average reading ability level, but with full and proper use of scientific terminology throughout. Ascent! also has its own text-linked website:

Xylem Structure and the Ascent of Sap

Author: Melvin T. Tyree,Martin H. Zimmermann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662049317
Category: Science
Page: 284
View: 6803
The first edition of this book was the first to provide an integrated description of sap ascension from an anatomical and functional point of view. The second edition opens with the three-dimensional aspects of wood anatomy. The cohesion-tension theory and new evidence are introduced in response to recent controversies over the mechanism of sap ascent in plants. The physiology, anatomy and biophysics of xylem dysfunction are discussed and new insights into hydraulic architecture are reviewed with special emphasis on physiological limits on maximum transpiration and how hydraulic architecture limits gas exchange, carbon gain and growth of plants. The text concludes with a description of xylem failure and pathology. The book highlights fascinating areas of current research with the aim to stimulate more work in the future.

The Ascent

Author: Yogi Mahajan
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120811829
Category: Self-realization
Page: 128
View: 8717
On 5th May 1970 Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi introduced a unique method of inner transformation called Sahaja Yoga. Within the following years Sahaja Yoga grew dramatically and transformed the lives of thousands all over the world. the Ascent is a sequel that records the process of that transforming force and how each individual can ascend to his own ultimate collective being.


Two Lives Explored : The Autobiographies of Sir Edmund and Peter Hillary
Author: Edmund Hillary,Peter Hillary
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 223
View: 935
This autobiography interweaves the stories of the famous father and son adventurers, their separate impressions of the lives they have lived with one another and apart, and their pioneering expeditions to the top of the world

The Ascent Of Man

Author: Henry Drummond
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849644189
Category: Religion
Page: 234
View: 9723
Though its stand-point is Evolution and its subject Man, this book is far from being designed to prove that Man has relations, compromising or otherwise, with lower animals. Its theme is Ascent, not Descent. It is a History, not an Argument. And Evolution, in the narrow sense in which it is often used when applied to Man, plays little part in the drama outlined here. So far as the general scheme of Evolution is introduced--and in the Introduction and elsewhere this is done at length --the object is the important one of pointing out how its nature has been misconceived, indeed how its greatest factor has been overlooked in almost all contemporary scientific thinking.

The Ascent

A Novel of Survival
Author: Ronald Malfi
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
ISBN: 9781605422626
Category: Fiction
Page: 376
View: 7422
Having lost himself in extreme sports since the death of his wife, sculptor Tim Overleigh joins a team of men bent on climbing the Godesh Ridge in Nepal in order to stop his downward spiral, only to find what was supposed to be a journey based in Tibetan mysticism to be an experiment in terror.

Bernard Shaw

The Ascent of the Superman
Author: Sally Peters
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300075007
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 328
View: 8917
A biography of the playwright speculates that he was secretly homosexual and examines his literary ambitions and austere lifestyle

Ascent to Heaven in Jewish and Christian Apocalypses

Author: Martha Himmelfarb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195359657
Category: Religion
Page: 184
View: 4526
This is a study of the ancient Jewish and Christian apocalypses involving ascent into heaven, which have received little scholarly attention in comparison to apocalypses concerned primarily with the end of the world. Recent developments like the publication of the Aramaic Enoch fragments from Qumran and interest in questions of genre in the study of the apocalypses make this a particularly appropriate time to undertake this study. Martha Himmelfarb places the apocalypses in relation to both their biblical antecedents and their context in the Greco-Roman world. Her analysis emphasizes the emergence of the understanding of heaven as temple in the Book of the Watchers, the earliest of these apocalypses, and the way in which this understanding affects the depiction of the culmination of ascent, the hero's achievement of a place among the angels, in the ascent apocalypses generally. It also considers the place of secrets of nature and primeval history in these works. Finally, it offers an interpretation of the pseudepigraphy of the apocalypses and their function.


A Novel
Author: Jed Mercurio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416539001
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 3622
The Sun swings behind the world. Night engulfs him. The dull metal craft plunges through space, its portholes pale beacons containing the silhouette of a man, and the only other lights are the stars themselves. Can one act define a man? Or his country? Ascent is the spellbinding thriller by critically acclaimed British novelist Jed Mercurio. Inspired by the secrets still surrounding the USSR's race against the United States to put a man on the moon, Mercurio asks the chilling question, What if the Americans weren't first? Ascent takes us on the perilous journey of its singular hero, the brave and determined Yefgenii Yeremin. Yefgenii rises from the privation of a Stalingrad orphanage in 1946 to the heights of the cosmonaut corps. During the Korean War he joins an elite Soviet squadron conducting a secret air war against the famous aces of the U.S. Air Force. Dubbed Ivan the Terrible, he amasses more jet kills than any fighter pilot in history, but his feats must remain unknown to his countrymen, his victories un-celebrated. After the war, his achievements are scrubbed from the records and he is exiled to a base above the Arctic Circle, where he flies patrols on the edge of American airspace. There he learns that Yuri Gagarin has become the first man in space, the greatest of all heroes. And then, as America's Apollo astronauts prepare to reach the Moon, he is given a new name and sent into cosmonaut training. Throughout his career, he has craved a place in history, in the climactic clash between the two great powers. At last his country calls him. And somewhere between the Earth and the Moon, Ivan the Terrible finds his mission to create history, to exceed his own life. With one of the most fascinating heroes in recent fiction, Ascent builds a terrifying scenario within the shadowy history of the space race. Haunting, tragic, boldly inventive, Ascent is a tour de force of imagination.

Ascent of Everest

Author: John Hunt
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444760904
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 6924
This is the story of how, on 29 May, 1953, two men, both endowed with outstanding stamina and skill, reached the top of Everest and came back unscathed to rejoin their comrades. 'Yet this will not be the whole story, for the ascent of Everest was not the work of one day, nor even of those few anxious, unforgettable weeks in which we prepared and climbed this summer. It is, in fact, a tale of sustained and tenacious endeavour by many, over a long period of time... We of the 1953 Everest Expedition are proud to share the glory with our predecessors.' Sir John Hunt

The Ascent Of Man

Author: Jacob Bronowski
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446417158
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 9723
Dr Jacob Bronowksi's The Ascent of Man traces the development of human society through our understanding of science. First published in 1973 to accompany the groundbreaking BBC television series, it is considered one of the first works of 'popular science', illuminating the historical and social context of scientific development for a generation of readers. In his highly accessible style, Dr Bronowski discusses human invention from the flint tool to geometry, agriculture to genetics, and from alchemy to the theory of relativity, showing how they all are expressions of our ability to understand and control nature. In this new paperback edition, The Ascent of Man inspires, influences and informs as profoundly as ever.


The Mountaineering Experience in Word and Image
Author: Steve Roper
Publisher: Random House (NY)
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 174
View: 422
The mountaineering experience is celebrated in word, photography, and illustration.

The Ladder of Divine Ascent

Author: Saint John (Climacus)
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809123308
Category: Religion
Page: 301
View: 3460
John Climacus (c. 579-649) was abbot of the monastery of Catherine on Mount Sinai. His Ladder was the most widely used handbook of the ascetical life in the ancient Greek Church.


Philosophy and Paradise Lost
Author: Tzachi Zamir
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190695080
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 216
View: 4294
Paradise Lost has never received a substantial, book-length reading by a philosopher. This, however should surprise no one, for Milton himself despised philosophers. He associated philosophy with deceit in his theological writings, and made philosophizing into one of the activities of fallen angels in hell. Yet, in this book, philosopher and literary critic Tzachi Zamir argues that Milton's disdain for their vocation should not prevent philosophers from turning an inquisitive eye to Paradise Lost. Because Milton's greatest poem conducts a multilayered examination of puzzles that intrigue philosophers, instead of neatly breaking from philosophy, it maintains a penetrating rapport with it. Paradise Lost sets forth bold claims regarding the meaning of genuine knowledge, or acting meaningfully, or taking in the world fully, or successfully withdrawing from inner deadness. Other topics touched upon by Milton involve some of the most central issues within the philosophy of religion: the relationship between reason and belief, the uniqueness of religious poetry, the meaning of gratitude, and the special role of the imagination in faith. This tension-disparaging philosophy on the one hand, but taking up much of what philosophers hope to understand on the other-turns Milton's poem into an exceptionally potent work for a philosopher of literature. Ascent is a philosophical reading of the poem that attempts to keep audible Milton's anti-philosophy stance. The picture of interdisciplinarity that emerges is, accordingly, neither one of a happy percolation among fields ('philosophy', 'literature'), nor one of rigid boundaries. Overlap and partial agreement clash against contestation and rivalry. It is these conflicting currents which Ascent aims to capture, if not to reconcile.

Means of Ascent

Author: Robert A. Caro
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 067973371X
Category: Elections
Page: 506
View: 8946
Carries Johnson from his 19th senate defeat through WWII and on to the securing of his political and economic fortunes.