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The Avalanche Handbook by David McClung

Title The Avalanche Handbook
Author David McClung
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
Release 2006
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 342
ISBN 9780898868098
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, the revised edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control. It contains new information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion. Plus brand-new chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process.

The Pebble and the Avalanche by Moshe Yudkowsky

Title The Pebble and the Avalanche
Author Moshe Yudkowsky
Release 2009-01-28
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 236
ISBN 144296264X
Language English, Spanish, and French

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Title Poems from The Avalanche
Author Al Ferber
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release 2000-08-29
Category Poetry
Total Pages 220
ISBN 9781462844531
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Accounts of eye witnesses to The Avalanche: It won’t even vaguely remind you of SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS.” Hop Wechsler, Poet, Coconspirator Al Ferber’s poetry, often brittle reflections on the nature of being, the meaning of life, relationships, spirituality, capture the mystique, the exuberance and claustrophobic angst of a working class Catholic world.” Arthur Valenzuela, Linguist, MSW Gus swings ! Jack Roe, Actor, Publican, World Traveler “They touch me, confuse me, speak to me, uncover me, scare me.” Diva, aka Jo Joy, aka Joann Gorman, Nurse, Photographer, and E-Mail Poet Al Ferber has created an urban Everyman who encounters life’s rudest shocks and most exalted pleasures with dazed surprise and self deprecating humor. In Ferber’s spare, sometimes delicate, frequently twisted lines (which are not for the scatologically sensitive), we see a character who is usually preoccupied with sex, and occasionally touched by the joy of unexpected beauty and love. There is an odd kind of grace in Gus, a hopefulness which, in spite of itself, sometimes shades over into something very close to faith.” Bill Kassell, Author, Playwright, Singer Songwriter Well folks, Gus has been wandering in the wastelands now for nigh unto thirty years or more. It’s high time there be an avalanche or two (or six thousand) to finally please his creator and his followers alike. R. Philip Toy, Poet, aka “Rainbow” “Al, I love the freaking poems, almost felt some of Gus’ shit myself.” Jack Apsche, PhD Clinical Psychology, Certifiable Madman “Desarollandote en una forma mas completa. mas creativo con mucha sensitividad. Sorry - more easier for me to say in Spanish. I’m sure you will figure it out.” Marti Padilla, Physical Therapist & Love Goddess to the Sick & Infirmed

Title The Shout and the Avalanche
Author Fred Madeo
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release 2002-02-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 195
ISBN 9781462823147
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

l938-39: Europe is in arms. Britain and France mobilize their citizens and provide them with gas masks, and London sends its children north to safeguard them from air attacks. Meanwhile, Billy Wonder, a young messenger working in Manhattan, inadvertently finds himself locked in the cross hairs of two terrorist groups, witnesses the theft of a diplomatic attach case, and is taken hostage in a Manhattan office building because he is suspected of being an FBI informant. Little does Billy know how unprepared he is for the startling revelations that lie ahead of him.

Title Autonomy Mastery and Purpose in the Avalanche Patch
Author Lee Thompson
Publisher Bruce Kay
Release 2015-10
Category Psychology
Total Pages 244
ISBN 099489290X
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

What are our survival odds in avalanche country? Author Bruce Kay explores this puzzle in Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. Drawing from the experiences of his peers and his own 35 years as a climber, skier and avalanche professional, Kay explains why avalanche country demands a unique mindset of managing risk by consideration of the unknown as much as the known. He explores related topics, including: - The Siren Song of Culture - Intuition and Bias - what is the difference? - Optimism and Luck - do we roll the dice or calculate risk? - The Expert Illusion - Strategic Mindset Using the work of Ian McCammon, Gary Klein and the Nobel Prize winning Kahnemen, Kay shows how the avalanche problem is nearly perfectly designed to produce errors in judgement, yet still provide opportunity for solution. This is brought to life using case studies and adrenaline - pumping stories from fellow professionals and recreationists. He warns that his book may at times "demand a bit more of the reader than the average ski video," but if truly interested in surviving to ski another day, this book is for you.

Title The Technical Avalanche Protection Handbook
Author Florian Rudolf-Miklau
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2015-04-20
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 430
ISBN 3433030340
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Large, high-energy snow avalanches can have high destructive consequences in developed areas. Each year, avalanche catastrophes occur in many mountain regions around the globe. This causes a large number of fatalities and severe damage to buildings and infrastructure. In some mountain areas, especially in the European Alps, a high level of safety for settlement areas is attained by application of technical avalanche defense construction. Simultaneously, new risk potentials continue to emerge in mountain regions from building in endangered areas, the establishment of new roads and railway lines across the mountains and development of tourism. Consequently, the demand for technical avalanche protection is constantly increasing. During the last decades technical avalanche protection has evolved - especially in the Alpine countries Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France as well as Norway, Iceland, USA and Canada - from a specialist field to a stand-alone engineering branch. Currently avalanche defense structures and protection systems are established in practically all inhabited mountain regions worldwide. With this handbook the editors are able to provide the first comprehensive overview of the field of technical avalanche protection in the English language and establish a common "state-of-the-art". The book is based on the German edition, published in 2011, and comprises all relevant facts on fundamentals of avalanche protection technology as well as of planning, dimensioning, construction and maintenance of defense structures. The editors were able to bring together an international team of leading experts in technical avalanche protection. Authors from Austria, Switzerland, USA, Norway, Canada, Iceland, Japan, France and Italy have directly contributed to this book or supported it with essential information.

In the Path of an Avalanche by Vivien Bowers

Title In the Path of an Avalanche
Author Vivien Bowers
Publisher Greystone Books
Release 2012-01-06
Category Nature
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1926685253
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

On a clear, cold morning in January 1998, in the Selkirk Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, a massive avalanche buried six experienced back-country skiers. They didn’t have a chance. Thus began the worst day for avalanche deaths in Canadian history and one of the most tragic in North America. This book is the biography of a deadly avalanche, detailing how a combination of factors—steep, open terrain, an unstable winter snow pack primed to slide, aggravating weather conditions, and a trigger provided by a handful of back-country skiers—resulted in human tragedy. It is the story of a particular avalanche, but it illustrates a natural phenomenon that has threatened human endeavours throughout the world since people first ventured within the reach of steep snow slopes.

Caught in an Avalanche by Pankaj Kumar

Title Caught in an Avalanche
Author Pankaj Kumar
Publisher Partridge Publishing
Release 2014-12-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 190
ISBN 148284186X
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

It was the autumn of year 1995, in the valley of Kashmir, the ancient land of saints and sages. The situation in the valley had taken a turn. In 1989, after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, insurgency broke out in Kashmir, a great number of militants got disengaged from Afghanistan. The ISI combined this force with indigenous militants and put them in the valley with arms and weapons. The period up till 1994 was one of great turmoil. A large number of youth were brainwashed and sent across the line of control for training in militant activities. By the midnineties, when the militancy was beginning to be tamed and democracy was set to return, the ISI made huge efforts once again to stall the democratic process. About that time, a young and dynamic army officer was deployed with his company in a small border village to stop the increased infiltration along the line of control. It was a task cut out for the zealous and tactically brilliant soldier. But it was not easy; soon he realized that military maneuvers dont always win battles. Life is an unending succession of conflicts. However, life is not about conflicts; it is about resolutions. The village and its people befriend the major. Amongst them are Rashida and her terrorist brother, Faisal, and the lovable young boy, Moinuddin. It is a story of lovean unusual romance between two people who are so different and diverse yet so similar at the core.

The Science of Avalanches by Louise Spilsbury

Title The Science of Avalanches
Author Louise Spilsbury
Publisher Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Release 2013-01-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 1433986515
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Made of snow, ice, and rocks, avalanches can start in a variety of ways, including by people. Readers will explore the causes and effects of different kinds of avalanches through fact-filled and accessible content. Real-life photographs will engage readers while reinforcing the science concepts behind examples of modern, devastating avalanches. Enhanced by interesting fact boxes and timelines of real avalanches, readers will be guided through safety and disaster relief so they’ll be able to act if caught out in the cold when the snow starts to fall.

Title Conceptual Approach to the Study of Snow Avalanches
Author Maurice Meunier
Publisher Editions Quae
Release 2005
Category Avalanches
Total Pages 261
ISBN 9782853626545
Language English, Spanish, and French

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