Author: Maurice Herzog
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453220739
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Annapurna from the Author: Maurice Herzog. One of Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time: A gripping firsthand account of one of the most daring climbing expeditions in history. Annapurna I is the name given to the 8,100-meter mountain that ranks among the most forbidding in the Himalayan chain. Dangerous not just for its extreme height but for a long and treacherous approach, its summit proved unreachable until 1950, when a group of French mountaineers made a mad dash for its peak. They became the first men to accomplish the feat, doing so without oxygen tanks or any of the modern equipment that contemporary climbers use. The adventure nearly cost them their lives. Maurice Herzog dictated this firsthand account of the remarkable trek from a hospital bed as he recovered from injuries sustained during the climb. An instant bestseller, it remains one of the most famous mountaineering books of all time, and an enduring testament to the power of the human spirit.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Author: Sanjeev Mathur
Publisher: Sanjeev Mathur
Size: 51.70 MB
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek from the Author: Sanjeev Mathur. ‘A Picture is worth a thousand words’ is the underlying motif behind the creation of this photo book on one of the most famous treks of Nepal, The Annapurna Base Camp Trek or The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The Annapurna Conservation Area is a well-known trekking region. There are three major trekking routes in the Annapurna region—the Jomsom Trek to Jomsom and Muktinath; the Annapurna Sanctuary route to Annapurna Base Camp; and the Annapurna Circuit, which circles the Annapurna Himal itself and includes the Jomsom route. The Annapurna Sanctuary route covered in this book transposes one to the icy heartland of the Annapurna range, a magnificent amphitheater surrounded by peaks ranging from 6000 to 8000 meters. This book encapsulates this amazing land and its culture through its photographs.

True Summit

Author: David Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476737878
Size: 68.41 MB
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True Summit from the Author: David Roberts. In a startling look at the classic Annapurna -- the most famous book about mountaineering -- David Roberts discloses what really happened on the legendary expedition to the Himalayan peak. In June 1950, a team of mountaineers was the first to conquer an 8,000-meter peak. Maurice Herzog, the leader of the expedition, became a national hero in France, and Annapurna, his account of the historic ascent, has long been regarded as the ultimate tale of courage and cooperation under the harshest of conditions. In True Summit, David Roberts presents a fascinating revision of this classic tale. Using newly available documents and information gleaned from a rare interview with Herzog (the only climber on the team still living), Roberts shows that the expedition was torn by dissent. As he re-creates the actual events, Roberts lays bare Herzog's self-serving determination and bestows long-delayed credit to the most accomplished and unsung heroes. These new revelations will inspire young adventurers and change forever the way we think about this victory in the mountains and the climbers who achieved it.

Annapurna An Offering Of Indian Recipes

Author: Uma Shetty
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595001238
Size: 68.28 MB
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Annapurna An Offering Of Indian Recipes from the Author: Uma Shetty. Indian cuisine is as rich and varied as its diverse regional ethnicity. This cookbook successfully captures the essence of traditional as well as contemporary Indian cooking. The recipes are simple enough for amateur cooks wanting to try their hands at Indian cooking, yet challenging enough for the experienced chefs.

Rice Genetics

Author: International Rice Research Institute
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
ISBN: 9711041480
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Rice Genetics from the Author: International Rice Research Institute. The Rice Genetics Collection of past symposia and other selected literature contains nearly 4,400 pages of searchable information on rice genetics and cytogenetics published by the IRRI and its partners since 1964. In addition to the five genetics symposia held at 5-year intervals since 1985, the collection contains classic publications that kicked off significant reporting on these subjects in the early 1960s. This collection is a comprehensive and historical documentation on the subject of rice genetics, spanning 45 years of research and scholarly work. Published in 1985, Rice Genetics I contains 77 chapters from various contributors on topics dealing with rice genetic research, including systematics and evolution; varietal diversity and reproductive barriers; karyotype, polyploids, and trisomics; linkage maps; genetics of morphological and physiological traits; genetics of stress tolerance, disease resistance, insect resistance, and quantitative traits; cytoplasmic male sterility and fertility restoration; mutagenesis; tissue and cell culture; and genetic engineering.

Wheat In Heat Stressed Environments

Author: David A. Saunders
Publisher: CIMMYT
ISBN: 9789686127874
Size: 78.50 MB
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Wheat In Heat Stressed Environments from the Author: David A. Saunders. Wheat in hot, dry, irrigated environments, wad medani, sudam; progress of wheat cultivation in the hot environments; breeding for tolerance to heat stress; wheat management and transfer of technology; crop protection in the warm environments; the physiology of heat stress; wheat in warm area, rice-wheat farming systems, Dinajpur, Bangladesh; agronomy; pathology.

Abiotic Stress Adaptation In Plants

Author: Ashwani Pareek
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048131129
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Abiotic Stress Adaptation In Plants from the Author: Ashwani Pareek. Environmental insults such as extremes of temperature, extremes of water status as well as deteriorating soil conditions pose major threats to agriculture and food security. Employing contemporary tools and techniques from all branches of science, attempts are being made worldwide to understand how plants respond to abiotic stresses with the aim to help manipulate plant performance that will be better suited to withstand these stresses. This book on abiotic stress attempts to search for possible answers to several basic questions related to plant responses towards abiotic stresses. Presented in this book is a holistic view of the general principles of stress perception, signal transduction and regulation of gene expression. Further, chapters analyze not only model systems but extrapolate interpretations obtained from models to crops. Lastly, discusses how stress-tolerant crop or model plants have been or are being raised through plant breeding and genetic engineering approaches. Twenty three chapters, written by international authorities, integrate molecular details with overall plant structure and physiology, in a text-book style, including key references.

Wheat Production In Stressed Environments

Author: H.T. Buck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402054971
Size: 69.59 MB
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Wheat Production In Stressed Environments from the Author: H.T. Buck. Providing a unique overview to wheat and related species, this book comprises the proceedings of the 7th International Wheat Conference, held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, at the end of 2005. Leading scientists from all over the world, specialized in different areas that contribute to the better understanding of wheat production and use, review the present achievements and discuss the future challenges for the wheat crop.