Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
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Contributors
Rackliff, Randy, illustrator.
Published
New York, New York : Anchor Books, 1999.
ISBN
9780385494786, 0385494785
Lexile measure
1320L
Rating
1320L
Status
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SPORTS CLIMBING KRAKAUER

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Format
Book
Edition
First Anchor books trade paperback edition.
Physical Desc
xxv, 333 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 21 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 8.9, 17 Points
Lexile measure
1320

Notes

General Note
"New afterword by the author"--Cover.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 335).
Description
"Reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion, Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996. He hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours. 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 ..." "This is the terrifying story of what really happened that fateful day at the top of the world, during what would be the deadliest season in the history of Everest. In this harrowing yet breathtaking narrative, Krakauer takes the reader along with his ill-fated expedition, step by precarious step, from Katmandu to the mountain's pinnacle where, plagued by a combination of hubris, greed, poor judgment, and plain bad luck, they would fall prey to the mountain's unpredictable fury."--Jacket.
Target Audience
1320L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,8.9,17,19789.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts RC,High School,10,24,Quiz: 05873,Guided reading level: NR.
Awards
Alex Award, 1998.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Krakauer, J., & Rackliff, R. (1999). Into thin air: a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster (First Anchor books trade paperback edition.). Anchor Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Krakauer, Jon and Randy, Rackliff. 1999. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster. New York, New York: Anchor Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Krakauer, Jon and Randy, Rackliff. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster New York, New York: Anchor Books, 1999.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Krakauer, Jon,, and Randy Rackliff. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster First Anchor books trade paperback edition., Anchor Books, 1999.

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