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Pump Six and Other Stories written by Paolo Bagigalupi performed by Jonathan Davies, James Chen and Eileen Stevens on CD (Unabridged)

Pump Six and Other Stories written by Paolo Bagigalupi performed by Jonathan Davies, James Chen and Eileen Stevens on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science-fiction short story. Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo's work. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience.

Annapurna - A Woman's Place written by Arlene Blum performed by Eileen Stevens on CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781982598280
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Sport - Climbing
Duration:  600 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Arlene Blum
Performer 1:  Eileen Stevens
Rarity:  Rare

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In August 1978, thirteen women left San Francisco for the Nepal Himalayas to make history as the first Americans-and the first women-to scale the treacherous slopes of Annapurna I, the world's tenth highest peak. Expedition leader Arlene Blum here tells their dramatic story: the logistical problems...

storms, and hazardous ice climbing; the conflicts and reconciliations within the team; the terror of avalanches that threatened to sweep away camps and climbers.

On October fifteenth, two women and two Sherpas at last stood on the summit-but the celebration was cut short, for two days later, the two women of the second summit team fell to their deaths.

Never before has such an account of mountaineering triumph and tragedy been told from a woman's point of view. By proving that women had the skill, strength, and courage necessary to make this difficult and dangerous climb, the 1978 Women's Himalayan Expedition's accomplishment had a positive impact around the world, changing perceptions about women's abilities in sports and other arenas.

And Annapurna: A Woman's Place has become an acknowledged classic in the annals of women's achievements-a story of challenge and commitment told with passion, humor, and unflinching honesty.

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