Sandstone Spine

Seeking the Anasazi on the First Traverse of the Comb Ridge
Author: N.A
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594852381
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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* A cultural pilgrimage as well as an athletic one * Story blends personal adventure, middle-aged angst, the beauty of a landscape, history of exploration, and mysteries of the rise and fall of an ancient culture * By a critically acclaimed travel and adventure writer also famous for his exploits in Alaska's mountains * Includes photos by Greg Child of the landscape, Anasazi and Navajo ruins and rock art On September 1, 2004, three middle-aged buddies set out on one of the last geographic challenges never before attempted in North America: to hike the Comb Ridge in one continuous push. The Comb is an upthrust ridge of sandstone-virtually a mini-mountain range-that stretches almost unbroken for a hundred miles from just east of Kayenta, Arizona, to some ten miles west of Blanding, Utah. To hike the Comb is to run a gauntlet of up-and-down severities, with the precipice lurking on one hand, the fiendishly convoluted bedrock slab on the other-always at a sideways, ankle-wrenching pitch. There is not a single mile of established trail in the Comb's hundred-mile reach. The friends were David Roberts, writer, adventurer, famed mountaineer of decades past, at age 61 the graybeard of the bunch; Greg Child, renowned mountaineer and rock climber, age 47; and Vaughn Hadenfeldt, a wilderness guide intimately acquainted with the canyonlands, age 53. They came to the Comb not only for the physical challenge, but to seek out seldom-visited ruins and rock art of the mysterious Anasazi culture. Each brought his own emotions on the journey; the Comb Ridge would test their friendship in ways they had never before experienced. Searching for the stray arrowhead half-smothered in the sand or for the faint markings on a far sandstone boulder that betokened a little-known rock art panel, becomes a competitive sport for the three friends. Along the way, they ponder the mystery, bringing the accounts of early and modern explorers and archaeologists to bear: Who were the vanished Indians who built these inaccessible cliff dwellings and pueblos, often hidden from view? Of whom were they afraid and why? What caused them to suddenly abandon their settlements around 1300 AD? What meaning can be ascribed to their phantasmagoric rock art? What was their relationship to the Navajo, who were convinced the Anasazi had magical powers and could fly?

Sandstone Spine

Seeking the Anasazi on the First Traverse of the Comb Ridge
Author: David Roberts,Greg Child
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594850059
Category: Social Science
Page: 189
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Three friends bound by love of the Southwest's canyonlands undertake the first traverse of the Comb Ridge in search of the lost civilization of the Anasazi.

Quicklet on David Roberts and Greg Child's Sandstone Spine: Seeking the Anasazi on the First Traverse of the Comb Ridge (CliffNotes-like Book Summary and Analysis)


Author: Nicole Silvester
Publisher: Hyperink Inc
ISBN: 1614646449
Category: Study Aids
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ABOUT THE BOOK In this book, I have chosen sometimes to be deliberately vague about the name and location of certain prehistoric ruins and rock art. Such an ethic is by now in long use among writers, photographers, and guides who celebrate the Southwest. A narrative of personal discovery should not serve as a treasure map.” Roberts’ and Child’s book Sandstone Spine is an account of the expedition of three men along Comb Ridge, a sandstone ridge resembling a miniature mountain range and running for nearly an hundred miles across Arizona and Utah. This area is full of archaeological ruins, primarily from various phases of the Anasazi people, as well as more recent Navajo sites. While the basic premise of the book is a recounting of Roberts’, Child’s, and their friend Vaughn Hadenfeldt’s experiences during the arduous expedition along the length of the Ridge, the structure and additional content of Sandstone Spine make it much more than simply an account of an hiking trip. Interspersed between sections recounting the events of the hike are retellings of historical events significant to the area, and information on both the current Navajo inhabitants and the prehistoric Anasazi people. Roberts also includes geological and natural history information, arranging all of this content into a fascinating mosaic of a book. The book narrates how, while searching for a new expedition, author David Roberts and long-time hiking and climbing partner Vaughn Hadenfeldt wondered whether or not anyone had ever hiked Comb Ridge from end-to-end in one trip. As it seemed that no one had ever made a complete traverse of the Ridge, the two friends decided to try it themselves, and they both agreed that photographer and mutual friend Greg Child would be the perfect third party to join them on the expedition. At ages 47, 53 and 61 respectively at the time of their trip, Child, Hadenfeldt, and Roberts had spent their lives making adventurous forays into some of the most inaccessible places on Earth. Both Roberts and Child made good livings writing about their adventures, while Hadenfeldt ran a business guiding hiking trips into the Utah canyonlands. The level of expedition and adventure-writing experience that Roberts and Child have ensures that their book includes interesting and relevant information for readers. Roberts did considerable research after the trip to complement the daily journals he kept. Sandstone Spine was published by The Mountaineers Books, which also published some of Roberts’ other titles. The publisher is a part of The Mountaineers Club, a non-profit dedicated to “the exploration, preservation, and enjoyment of outdoor and wilderness areas.” In keeping with its publisher’s philosophy, Sandstone Spine is very much a book about enjoying the outdoors in a respectful and non-destructive way. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Over the years, Greg, Vaughn, and I had found literally hundreds of Anasazi ruins in the backcountry. Yet the thrill of coming upon a new one—especially one so beautiful as this—was undiminished. Chapter One describes the preparations that Roberts, Child, and Hadenfeldt make for their expedition. As the area they wish to traverse has unreliable water supplies, the men decide on a water-caching system, in which they visit key locations along the ridge by driving and day-hiking, and leave plastic bottles of water where they can easily find them again. They also decide to arrange for another friend to meet them at certain dates at points where highways and road access penetrate the ridge, so they won’t have to pack a whole month’s worth of food. This will also allow them to swap out equipment if necessary. Hiking the whole length of Comb Ridge also requires permits... ...buy the book to continue reading!

Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration


Author: David Roberts
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393089649
Category: History
Page: 352
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"Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?" This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

Limits of the Known


Author: David Roberts
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393609871
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 336
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“If you’ve run out of Saint-Exupéry and miss the eloquent power of his work, then you are ready to read David Roberts.” —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why David Roberts has spent his career documenting voyages to the most extreme landscapes on earth. In Limits of the Known, he reflects on humanity’s—and his own—relationship to exploration and extreme risk. Part memoir and part history, this book tries to make sense of why so many have committed their lives to the desperate pursuit of adventure. What compelled Eric Shipton to return, five times, to the ridges of Mt. Everest, plotting the mountain’s most treacherous territory years before Hillary and Tenzing’s famous ascent? What drove Bill Stone to dive 3,000 feet underground into North America’s deepest cave? And what is the future of adventure in a world we have mapped and trodden from end to end? In the wake of his diagnosis with throat cancer, Roberts seeks answers with new urgency and “penetrating self-analysis” (Booklist).

The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest


Author: David Roberts
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393241890
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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An award-winning author and veteran mountain climber takes us deep into the Southwest backcountry to uncover secrets of its ancient inhabitants. For more than 5,000 years the Ancestral Puebloans—Native Americans who flourished long before the first contact with Europeans—occupied the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. Just before AD 1300, they abandoned their homeland in a migration that remains one of prehistory's greatest puzzles. Northern and southern neighbors of the Ancestral Puebloans, the Fremont and Mogollon likewise flourished for millennia before migrating or disappearing. Fortunately, the Old Ones, as some of their present-day descendants call them, left behind awe-inspiring ruins, dazzling rock art, and sophisticated artifacts ranging from painted pots to woven baskets. Some of their sites and relics had been seen by no one during the 700 years before David Roberts and his companions rediscovered them. In The Lost World of the Old Ones, Roberts continues the hunt for answers begun in his classic book, In Search of the Old Ones. His new findings paint a different, fuller portrait of these enigmatic ancients—thanks to the breakthroughs of recent archaeologists. Roberts also recounts his last twenty years of far-flung exploits in the backcountry with the verve of a seasoned travel writer. His adventures range across Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado, illuminating the mysteries of the Old Ones as well as of the more recent Navajo and Comanche. Roberts calls on his climbing and exploratory expertise to reach remote sanctuaries of the ancients hidden within nearly vertical cliffs, many of which are unknown to archaeologists and park rangers. This ongoing quest combines the shock of new discovery with a deeply felt connection to the landscape, and it will change the way readers experience, and imagine, the American Southwest.

Comb Ridge and its people

the ethnohistory of a rock
Author: Robert S. McPherson
Publisher: Utah State University Press
ISBN: 9780874217377
Category: History
Page: 252
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West of the Four Corners and east of the Colorado River, in southeastern Utah, a unique one-hundred-mile-long, two-hundred-foot-high, serrated cliff cuts the sky. Whether viewed as barrier wall or sheltering sanctuary, Comb Ridge has helped define life and culture in this region for thousands of years. Today, the area it crosses is still relatively remote, though an important part of a scenic complex of popular tourist destinations that includes Natural Bridges National Monument and Grand Gulch just to the west, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell a bit farther west, Canyonlands National Park to the north, Hovenweep National Monument to the east, and the San Juan River and Monument Valley to the south. Prehistorically Comb Ridge split an intensively used Ancient Puebloan homeland. It later had similar cultural—both spiritual and practical—significance to Utes, Paiutes, and Navajos and played a crucial role in the history of European American settlement. To tell the story of this rock that is unlike any other rock in the world and the diverse people whose lives it has affected, Robert S. McPherson, author of multiple books on Navajos and on the Four Corners region, draws on the findings of a major, federally funded project to research the cultural history of Comb Ridge. He carries the story forward to contention over present and future uses of Comb Ridge and the spectacular country surrounding it.

A Navajo Legacy

The Life and Teachings of John Holiday
Author: John Holiday,Robert S. McPherson
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806136684
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 394
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"In the second part of the book, Holiday details the family and tribal teachings he has acquired over a long life. He tells his grandparents' stories of the Long Walk era, discusses local attitudes about the land, relates Navajo religious stories, and recounts his training as a medicine man. All of Holiday's experiences and teachings reflect the thoughts of a traditional practitioner who has found in life both beauty and lessons for future generations."--BOOK JACKET.

The Wetherills of the Mesa Verde

Autobiography of Benjamin Alfred Wetherill
Author: Benjamin Alfred Wetherill
Publisher: Associated University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 333
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Books in Print 2009-2010


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835250214
Category: Publishers' catalogs
Page: N.A
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In die Wildnis

Allein nach Alaska
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492957773
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Im August 1992 wurde die Leiche von Chris McCandless im Eis von Alaska gefunden. Wer war dieser junge Mann, und was hatte ihn in die gottverlassene Wildnis getrieben? Jon Krakauer hat sein Leben erforscht, seine Reise in den Tod rekonstruiert und ein traurig-schönes Buch geschrieben über die Sehnsucht, die diesen Mann veranlasste, sämtliche Besitztümer und Errungenschaften der Zivilisation hinter sich zu lassen, um tief in die wilde und einsame Schönheit der Natur einzutauchen.– Verfilmt von Sean Penn mit Emile Hirsch.

Red Moon Rising

Wenn Freunde anfangen zu träumen und zu beten. Die Geschichte von 24-7 Prayer. Überarbeitete und ergänzte Jubiläumsausg.
Author: Pete Greig,Dave Roberts
Publisher: SCM R.Brockhaus
ISBN: 341722828X
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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Die mitreißende Geschichte von 24-7 PRAYER zeigt was passiert, wenn Freunde anfangen zu träumen und zu beten. Quer durch sämtliche Konfessionen, über alle "frommen" Labels hinweg, beten sie, als ob alles von Gott abhängt und leben sie, als ob alles von ihnen abhängt. Diese Jubiläumsausgabe (15 Jahre 24-7 PRAYER) wurde komplett überarbeitet und enthält viel zusätzliches Material.

Climbing free

in den steilsten Wänden der Welt
Author: Lynn Hill,Greg Child
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492404020
Category:
Page: 319
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Mountains in My Heart

A Passion for Climbing
Author: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781594858567
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 303
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A huge draw on the "2013 National Geographic Live" lecture series, the author shares the passion that led to her world record in mountaineering - First woman-and only the fourth climber ever-to summit all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters - Though the two climbers are friends, Kaltenbrunner's path to high places has been very different from Edurne Pasaban's record-breaking feat - Positive, uplifting account of a remarkable athleteEffusive, charismatic, tough, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is one of the world's most successful high-altitude mountaineers and the first woman to climb all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen-and she also eschews high-altitude porters. Mountains of My Heart covers her early years learning to climb in Austria, her personal life, her training as an oncology nurse, and her ever-present passion for mountains, especially the Himalaya. Her love of being in the mountains shines through in her writing: For Gerlinde the important thing was not the race to be the first woman to climb the 8,000-meter peaks, but rather to experience the mountains and climb them in her self-sufficient style. Self-sufficiency did not, however, mean climbing without her husband, Ralf Dujmovits; in 2009, Lhotse became her twelfth and his fourteenth 8,000-meter peak! Kaltenbrunner shares the challenges, dangers, and euphoria of her high-altitude climbs, detailing medical emergencies and her own feelings about being high in the mountains. Her writing is honest, captivating, and unrestrained.

Erde im Aufruhr


Author: Immanuel Velikovsky
Publisher: Julia White Publishing
ISBN: 3934402801
Category:
Page: 314
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Aspekte nachhaltiger Entwicklung im Bereich Tourismus - Ausgewählte Beispiele


Author: Sven Huppert
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638250695
Category: Science
Page: 162
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Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Biologie - Ökologie, Note: 1,0, Universität Koblenz-Landau (Biologie, Lehramt), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: [...] Obwohl man mit diesem Begriff derzeit in allen Lebensbereichen konfrontiert wird, besteht noch ein immenses Aufklärungsdefizit über die Bedeutung der nachhaltigen Entwicklung. In den Folgekapiteln soll daher anfänglich die geschichtliche Entstehung und schließlich eine Begriffsbestimmung im Vordergrund stehen. Daran schließt sich ein Überblick über die unterschiedlichen Auslegungen und die entwickelten Strategien zur Verwirklichung des Nachhaltigkeitskonzeptes an. Der zweite Teil dieser Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit dem Bereich Tourismus, den ich aus persönlichem Interesse zur gesonderten Betrachtung aus dem Gesamtkomplex „nachhaltige Entwicklung“ ausgewählt habe. Hier wird der Weg zur heutigen Ausformung des Tourismus sowie dessen Wirkungen und Belastungen auf unterschiedliche Bereiche beschrieben. Des Weiteren werden verschiedene Tourismuskonzepte zur Problembehebung und Prävention bezüglich des heutigen Reisens dargestellt. Im dritten Teil meiner Arbeit werden zwei, auf unterschiedliche Wirkungsbereiche des Tourismus ausgerichtete, Unternehmen vorgestellt, die ich durch eine dem Leitbild entsprechende Geschäftspolitik und Arbeitsweise als Beispiel für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung im Bereich Tourismus hervorheben möchte. Neben einer Beschreibung der Unternehmensstruktur sowie der Unternehmensphilosophie werden deren Konzepte und Projekte im Bereich der nachhaltigen Tourismusentwicklung im Mittelpunkt der Betrachtung und schließlich der Bewertung stehen. Ziel der Arbeit ist es, mögliche Wege einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung, speziell im Bereich Tourismus, aufzuzeigen und zu beurteilen. Abschließend sollen Möglichkeiten, dieses Ziel zu verwirklichen, herausgearbeitet werden.

Lektionen der Wildnis


Author: Gary Snyder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783882216578
Category:
Page: 263
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Einführung in die Symplektische Geometrie


Author: Rolf Berndt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783322802156
Category: Mathematics
Page: 185
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Die Nacht der Skinwalkers


Author: Tony Hillerman
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3688101499
Category: Fiction
Page: 206
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Einen Racheakt vermutet Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn von der Navajo Tribal Police, als auf seinen jungen Kollegen Jim Chee ein Mordanschlag verübt wird. Es sieht so aus, als stecke derselbe Täter dahinter, der schon zuvor drei Morde begangen hat. Doch das ist eigentlich unmöglich, weil die Entfernungen zwischen den Tatorten zu groß sind. Es sei denn, der Mörder ist ein Skinwalker. Denn Skinwalkers können fliegen ...

Daniel Libeskind

Jüdisches Museum Berlin
Author: Elke Dorner
Publisher: Gebr. Mann Verlag
ISBN: N.A
Category: Berlin (Germany)
Page: 109
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