Killing Dragons

Killing Dragons
Publisher Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release Date
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780802197542
Rating 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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A “dramatic and masterful” account of early alpine explorers and the challenges they faced to scale the summits (Anthony Brandt, National Geographic Adventure). In a riveting narrative of daredevils and eccentrics, Fergus Fleming gives us the breathtaking story of some of history’s greatest explorers as they conquer the soaring peaks of the Alps. Fleming recounts the incredible exploits of the men whose centuries-old fear of the mountain range turned quickly to curiosity, then to obsession, as they explored Europe’s frozen wilderness. In the late eighteenth century, French and Swiss scientists became interested in the Alps as a research destination, but in the 1850s the focus changed: the icy mountains now offered an all-out competition for British climbers who wanted to conquer ever higher and more impossible heights, and explorers fought each other on the peaks and in the press, entertaining a vast public smitten with their bravery, delighted by their personal animosities, and horrified by the disasters that befell them. “Fleming attacks his theme with verve, mining entertainment from eccentric Alpinists, sensational ascents and grisly accidents.” —Food and Travel Magazine

Killing Dragons
  • Author : Fergus Fleming
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01

A “dramatic and masterful” account of early alpine explorers and the challenges they faced to scale the summits (Anthony Brandt, National Geographic Adventure). In a riveting narrative of daredevils and eccentrics, Fergus Fleming gives us the breathtaking story of some of history’s greatest explorers as they conquer the soaring

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Killing Dragons
  • Author : Kristie Clark
  • Publisher : Delphi Imprint, LLC
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01

“A smart, science fiction thriller that will have readers looking twice at dolphins – and scanning the waters for something far more menacing. Highly recommended.” – Chanticleer Reviews In a world where sea dragons terrorize dolphins, you enter the reef at your own risk. Marine biologist Eva Paz is on the verge

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How to Kill a Dragon
  • Author : Calvert Watkins
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1995

In How to Kill a Dragon Calvert Watkins follows the continuum of poetic formulae in Indo-European languages, from Old Hittite to medieval Irish. He uses the comparative method to reconstruct traditional poetic formulae of considerable complexity that stretch as far back as the original common language. Thus, Watkins reveals the

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Stop Killing Dragons
  • Author : George L. Krock
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1947

Read online Stop Killing Dragons written by George L. Krock, published by which was released on 1947. Download full Stop Killing Dragons Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Killing Dragons
  • Author : Kristie Clark
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04

On a tropical island, a sea dragon strikes terror. Marine Biologist Eva Paz is a survivor. Growing up in rural poverty, she loses her family after her brother dies in cartel crossfire. Mistrustful of others and more comfortable around animals, Eva throws herself into her work. When a sea dragon

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How to Kill a Dragon
  • Author : Calvert Watkins
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1995

In How to Kill a Dragon Calvert Watkins follows the continuum of poetic formulae in Indo-European languages, from Old Hittite to medieval Irish. He uses the comparative method to reconstruct traditional poetic formulae of considerable complexity that stretch as far back as the original common language. Thus, Watkins reveals the

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Dragons
  • Author : Gerald Legg
  • Publisher : Markham, Ont. : Scholastic Canada
  • Release Date : 2005

Read online Dragons written by Gerald Legg, published by Markham, Ont. : Scholastic Canada which was released on 2005. Download full Dragons Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different
  • Author : Ben Brooks
  • Publisher : Running Press Kids
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25

!--[if gte mso 9] 800x600 ![endif]-- New York Times bestseller Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things. You won't find any stories of slaying dragons

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The Sword and the Cross
  • Author : Fergus Fleming
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01

Whether writing of the Alps, the high seas, or the North Pole, Fergus Fleming has won acclaim as one of today's most vivid and engaging historians of adventure and exploration. The Sword and the Cross takes us to the Sahara at the end of the nineteenth century, when France had

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House of Green Dragons
  • Author : Barbara Whitehead
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994

On his deathbed, Rebecca's father revealed that she was not his at all, but the daughter of Giffard Boville, the head of a wealthy Yorkshire family. As she stood alone before the great man's door, Rebecca realised that this would be no happy homecoming, for there was a sense of

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A World of Dragons
  • Author : Bertil Flöistrup
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000

Read online A World of Dragons written by Bertil Flöistrup, published by which was released on 2000. Download full A World of Dragons Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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A Treasury of Dragon Stories
  • Author : Margaret Clark
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997

Comprising 15 stories, this collection of dragon stories includes contributions from writers such as Judy Corbalis, Terry Jones, Jamila Gavin and Robin Klein.

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Dragon Rider
  • Author : Cornelia Funke
  • Publisher : Chicken House
  • Release Date : 2013-10-03

Brave young dragon Firedrake and his orphan friend Ben start a perilous journey to the legendary Rim of Heaven. But close behind is a heartless monster who aches to destroy the very last dragons on earth...

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Dragons
  • Author : Cory Glaberson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986-10

Read online Dragons written by Cory Glaberson, published by which was released on 1986-10. Download full Dragons Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Faith and Freedom
  • Author : Catholic University of America Commission on American citizenship
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1942

Read online Faith and Freedom written by Catholic University of America Commission on American citizenship, published by which was released on 1942. Download full Faith and Freedom Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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