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The World Beneath Their Feet by Scott Ellsworth

Title The World Beneath Their Feet
Author Scott Ellsworth
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2020-02-18
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780316434874
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement -- all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war -- that became one of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century. 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 sure to enrapture fans of Hampton Sides, Jon Krakauer, and Laura Hillenbrand, The World Beneath Their Feet brings this forgotten story back to life.

The World Beneath Their Feet by Scott Ellsworth

Title The World Beneath Their Feet
Author Scott Ellsworth
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2020-02-20
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781473649637
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

The World Beneath Their Feet by Scott Ellsworth

Title The World Beneath Their Feet
Author Scott Ellsworth
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021-02-04
Category
Total Pages 416
ISBN 1473649641
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Underground by Will Hunt

Title Underground
Author Will Hunt
Publisher Crown Business
Release Date 2019
Category Burial
Total Pages 275
ISBN 9780812996746
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In a narrative spanning continents and epochs, Hunt tracks the origins of life with a team of NASA microbiologists a mile beneath the Black Hills, descends with an Aboriginal family into a 35,000-year-old sacred mine in the Australian outback, and more. Each adventure is woven with findings in mythology, anthropology, natural history, neuroscience, literature and philosophy

The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie

Title The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Author Salman Rushdie
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2011-11-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 592
ISBN 9780307367792
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The first great rock ’n’ roll novel in the English language." --The Times On Valentine’s Day, 1989, Vina Apsara, a famous and much-loved singer, disappears in a devastating earthquake. Her lover, the singer Ormus Cama, cannot accept that he has lost her, and so begins his eternal quest to find her and bring her back. His journey takes him across the globe and through cities pulsating with the power of rock ’n’ roll, to Bombay, London and New York. But around the star-crossed lover and his quest, the uncertain world itself is beginning to tremble and break. Cracks and tears are appearing in the very fabric of reality, and exposing the abyss beyond. And Ormus has to confront just how far he is willing to go for love. In this epic romance that stretches across whole lives, and even beyond death, Salman Rushdie's most accessible novel is also a vivid account of the intimate, flawed encounter between East and West, a remaking of the myth of Orpheus, and an exploration of the extremities of comedy, culture and desire. The Ground Beneath Her Feet is a gripping story that encapsulates the history, dreams and passions of the last half century as no other novel has done.

Underworld by Jane Price

Title Underworld
Author Jane Price
Publisher Kids Can Press Ltd
Release Date 2014-04-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781894786898
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Young readers will dig deep into this compendium of all_things underground, from volcanoes and dinosaur bones to tombs, city works and buried treasure! With its fun facts, colorful sketches and amazing photographs, Underworld will make even kids with their heads in the clouds wonder what lies beneath.

The World Beneath Our Feet by James B. Nardi

Title The World Beneath Our Feet
Author James B. Nardi
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2003
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 223
ISBN 0195139909
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Uncovering a secret world teeming with life, The World Beneath Our Feet profiles more than 100 creatures that live and work in ordinary, everyday dirt, describing a veritable underground empire just below our feet. From the smallest of bacteria to the denizens of the duff -- such as gophers and groundhogs -- each entry includes an elegant drawing of the subject, a fact box containing scientific statistics, and an essay about the life, role, and curious features of the creature. The 25-page "goings-on in the ground" section introduces the reader to soil -- what it is, how it supports life, how it evolved, and why it wears out -- and provides a context with which to understand how and why it needs the decomposing and recycling skills of animals. Appendixes discuss erosion and the dos and don'ts of composting, including how to build a compost center in your backyard. Backmatter includes a glossary of earth-related terms, websites, further reading, and an index.

Paradise Beneath Her Feet by Isobel Coleman

Title Paradise Beneath Her Feet
Author Isobel Coleman
Publisher Random House Incorporated
Release Date 2013
Category Social Science
Total Pages 326
ISBN 9780812978551
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this timely book, Coleman journeys through the strategic crescent of the greater Middle East--Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan--to reveal how activists are working within the tenets of Islam to create economic, political, and educational opportunities for women. Coleman argues that these efforts are critical to bridging the conflict between those championing reform and those seeking to oppress women in the name of religious tradition.

The Secret Game by Scott Ellsworth

Title The Secret Game
Author Scott Ellsworth
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2015-03-10
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780316244633
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the 2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing The true story of the game that never should have happened--and of a nation on the brink of monumental change In the fall of 1943, at the little-known North Carolina College for Negroes, Coach John McLendon was on the verge of changing basketball forever. A protégé of James Naismith, the game's inventor, McLendon taught his team to play the full-court press and run a fast break that no one could catch. His Eagles would become the highest-scoring college team in America--a basketball juggernaut that shattered its opponents by as many as sixty points per game. Yet his players faced danger whenever they traveled backcountry roads. Across town, at Duke University, the best basketball squad on campus wasn't the Blue Devils, but an all-white military team from the Duke medical school. Composed of former college stars from across the country, the team dismantled everyone they faced, including the Duke varsity. They were prepared to take on anyone--until an audacious invitation arrived, one that was years ahead of anything the South had ever seen before. What happened next wasn't on anyone's schedule. Based on years of research, The Secret Game is a story of courage and determination, and of an incredible, long-buried moment in the nation's sporting past. The riveting, true account of a remarkable season, it is the story of how a group of forgotten college basketball players, aided by a pair of refugees from Nazi Germany and a group of daring student activists, not only blazed a trail for a new kind of America, but helped create one of the most meaningful moments in basketball history.

Time Travelers by Adelene Buckland

Title Time Travelers
Author Adelene Buckland
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2020-05-15
Category History
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9780226676821
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Victorians, perhaps more than any Britons before them, were diggers and sifters of the past. Though they were not the first to be fascinated by history, the intensity and range of their preoccupations with the past were unprecedented and of lasting importance. The Victorians paved the way for our modern disciplines, discovered the primeval monsters we now call the dinosaurs, and built many of Britain’s most important national museums and galleries. To a large degree, they created the perceptual frameworks through which we continue to understand the past. Out of their discoveries, new histories emerged, giving rise to fresh debates, while seemingly well-known histories were thrown into confusion by novel tools and methods of scrutiny. If in the eighteenth century the study of the past had been the province of a handful of elites, new technologies and economic development in the nineteenth century meant that the past, in all its brilliant detail, was for the first time the property of the many, not the few. Time Travelers is a book about the myriad ways in which Victorians approached the past, offering a vivid picture of the Victorian world and its historical obsessions.

The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

Title The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Author David Barclay Moore
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2017
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 294
ISBN 9781524701246
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The right story at the right time. . . . It's not just a narrative; it's an experience. It's the novel we've been waiting for." --The New York Times A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother's death in this outstanding debut novel that celebrates community and creativity. ** WINNER OF THE CORETTA SCOTT KING JOHN STEPTOE AWARD FOR NEW TALENT ** MICHAEL B. JORDAN TO DIRECT MOVIE ADAPTATION SIX STARRED REVIEWS It's Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren't celebrating. They're still reeling from his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly's mother's girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly's always loved Legos, and he prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. Now, faced with a pile of building blocks and no instructions, Lolly must find his own way forward. His path isn't clear--and the pressure to join a "crew," as his brother did, is always there. When Lolly and his friend are beaten up and robbed, joining a crew almost seems like the safe choice. But building a fantastical Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape--and an unexpected bridge back to the world. David Barclay Moore paints a powerful portrait of a boy teetering on the edge--of adolescence, of grief, of violence--and shows how Lolly's inventive spirit helps him build a life with firm foundations and open doors. MORE PRAISE FOR THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET A New York Times Notable Book A Time Magazine Top 10 Children's Books of the Year A Boston Globe Best Children's Book of the Year A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year A YALSA Quick Pick An ALA Notable Book "A fast and furious read in which we meet some amazing people, people that stay with us. David Barclay Moore is an exciting new voice. We definitely haven't heard the last of his brilliance." --Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming "The Stars Beneath Our Feet is about the weight of the world on the back of a child, and the creative tools necessary to alleviate that pressure. I found myself rooting for Lolly, and you will too." --Jason Reynolds, Coretta Scott King Honor Winner for As Brave As You

The Earth Beneath Our Feet by Alice E. Wilson

Title The Earth Beneath Our Feet
Author Alice E. Wilson
Publisher Franklin Classics Trade Press
Release Date 2018-11-11
Category History
Total Pages 310
ISBN 0353359300
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Title Hidden Under the Ground
Author Peter Kent
Publisher Dutton Childrens Books
Release Date 1998
Category Civilization, Subterranean
Total Pages 33
ISBN UOM:49015002465277
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presents facts about underground trains, pipes, and machines, as well as a history of underground caverns, tombs, and cable systems throughout the ages

Underland by Robert Macfarlane

Title Underland
Author Robert Macfarlane
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2019-05-02
Category Nature
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780241146422
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019 WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020 'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century From the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart. SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020 'Macfarlane has invented a new kind of book, really a new genre entirely' The Irish Times 'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation' Wall Street Journal 'Macfarlane has shown how utterly beautiful a brilliantly written travel book can still be' Observer on The Old Ways 'Irradiated by a profound sense of wonder... Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks 'It sets the imagination tingling...like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems' The Sunday Times on The Old Ways

A World Beneath The Sands by TOBY. WILKINSON

Title A World Beneath the Sands
Author TOBY. WILKINSON
Publisher Picador
Release Date 2021-09-02
Category
Total Pages 528
ISBN 1509858733
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A vivid account of the men and women who revealed the treasures of Ancient Egypt to the world, from the first decipherment of hieroglyphics to the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Beneath Their Feet by Patricia H Quinlan

Title Beneath Their Feet
Author Patricia H Quinlan
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 2004-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 380
ISBN 9780595310135
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From heartache to joy, these are the stories of mummies, earthquakes and a doomed hospital in a cave, dynamite and thievery. Here is a history spanning the first 130 years of the longest cave in the world. Beneath Their Feet is told through the fictional lives of four generations living on Mammoth Cave Ridge until the government bought their farm to make room for one of the country's most colorful National Parks. Beneath Their Feet is a colorful tapestry interwoven between the real and the imagined involving the lives of the Penn and Lamber families. This is a story involving the hardships and struggles of these strong, independent, hard-working men and women who formed a part of south-central Kentucky, wrested from a sparsely populated land of hard clay. Beneath Their Feet is the first book to tell the history of Mammoth Cave in novel form.

Title The Ground Beneath Our Feet
Author Leslie McAdam
Publisher Leslie McAdam
Release Date 2016-12-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 270
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Curvy girl falls in love with her extremely fit veterinarian roommate. And with herself. TAKE THE LEAP She’s got her feet planted on the ground. He’ll teach her to fly. Jessica, a curvy, driven, neat freak lawyer, is ecstatic when she finally gets her dream job—even though it's taking her away from her hometown. When she meets over-the-top, man-mountain Mikey, a fitness buff and veterinarian with a messy life in all senses of the word, she thinks she just walked into the second-most exciting adventure of her life. His larger-than-life personality fascinates her, but also shakes the foundations of her quiet, introverted self, knocking her off-kilter. It’s a bad idea to let him take her on as a weight-loss client. It’s an even worse idea to get involved with him since he’s her manwhore roommate...and she’s seen him in action. If they give into their undeniable attraction, is it just a train wreck waiting to happen? Or will their desire fuel a chance at real love? If you love steamy romance, be sure to check out the fourth standalone in the Giving You series.

Death In A Promised Land by Scott Ellsworth

Title Death in a Promised Land
Author Scott Ellsworth
Publisher LSU Press
Release Date 1992-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 184
ISBN 0807117676
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Widely believed to be the most extreme incidence of white racial violence against African Americans in modern United States history, the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre resulted in the destruction of over one thousand black-owned businesses and homes as well as the murder of between fifty and three hundred black residents. Exhaustively researched and critically acclaimed, Scott Ellsworth’s Death in a Promised Land is the definitive account of the Tulsa race riot and its aftermath, in which much of the history of the destruction and violence was covered up. It is the compelling story of racial ideologies, southwestern politics, and incendiary journalism, and of an embattled black community’s struggle to hold onto its land and freedom. More than just the chronicle of one of the nation’s most devastating racial pogroms, this critically acclaimed study of American race relations is, above all, a gripping story of terror and lawlessness, and of courage, heroism, and human perseverance.

The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain

Title The Street Beneath My Feet
Author Charlotte Guillain
Publisher Words & Pictures
Release Date 2017-03-23
Category Earth (Planet)
Total Pages 20
ISBN 1784937312
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Picked by the Guardian as one of '15 Modern Classics' books This double-sided foldout book takes you on a fascinating journey deep underground. One side of the foldout shows the ground beneath the city, whilst the reverse side shows the ground beneath the countryside. The underground scenes include tunnels and pipes, creatures' burrows, layers of rock and the planet's molten core, and run seamlessly into the next. Mixing urban and rural settings, covering subjects such as geology, archaeology and natural history, The Street Beneath My Feetoffers children the opportunity to explore their world through a detailed learning experience. This expansive concertina book opens out to an impressive 2.5 metres long, perfect for spreading out on the floor to pore over for hours.

Title The Hunt for Mount Everest
Author Craig Storti
Publisher Nicholas Brealey
Release Date 2021-10-05
Category Travel
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781529366297
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.