A beautiful and important work' - VANITY FAIR 'This is a book that really should be pressed into the hands of a generation of young men who have learnt everything they wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask from porn .
Author: Lucy-Anne Holmes
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Social Science
'A brilliant testament to those reclaiming their sexual power' - RUBY RARE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHRISSIE HYNDE, JENNY ECLAIR AND MANY OTHERS What goes through a woman's head while she's having sex? Women on Top of the World is a collection of 51 first person testimonies by 51 women from around the globe, from all ages and from all walks of life. Searingly honest, they reveal their innermost thoughts and feelings during sex to writer Lucy-Anne Holmes. The result is an incredible compendium of true disclosures that are funny and sad, shocking and tender. Every experience is different, unique and fascinating. From 19-year-old Melodie in the UK to 32 year-old Wambui from Kenya and 74-year-old Lucy in New Zealand, we as readers are led down as many paths as there are ways to have sex. There are heterosexual women, gay women, bisexual women, queer women, monogamous women, polyamorous women, those who identify as non-binary and transgender women. There is beautiful sex, bored sex, auto-sexuality, crazy sex, tantric sex, sad sex and sex that is experienced as colours and melted toffee. A range of hugely talented, cutting-edge artists from all over the world - both male and female - have given their visual interpretations with rich and remarkable illustrations that convey the range of emotions contained within these intimate revelations. The result is a stunning, transportive book that will help quench the obvious thirst for narratives for women by women about their journeys of sexual self-discovery.
What drew the five profiled in this book -- three British, one American, one French -- was Tibet, then the ultimate in exploration. Nina Mazuchelli organized a small expedition, urging the party on when they were lost on a glacier.
Author: Luree Miller
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
* An astonishing tale of perseverance * Wonderful insight into 19th century Tibet * A moving tale of adventure and discovery In the late 1800's, when women were bound by both cumbersome clothing and strict Victorian morals, a small band of astonishing women explorers burst forth to claim the adventurous life. What drew the five profiled in this book -- three British, one American, one French -- was Tibet, then the ultimate in exploration. Nina Mazuchelli organized a small expedition, urging the party on when they were lost on a glacier. Annie Taylor, a reckless, romantic missionary in China, knew her life was in danger the moment she crossed into Tibet. Esabella Bird Bishop, sickly while at home, was always robust on her adventures; she was nearly 60 when she went to Tibet. Fanny Bullock Workman plowed her way up Himalaya and Karakoram mountains, saying any woman could do so. Alexandra David-Neel, at 56, trekked for eight months through tropical lowlands and snow-covered passes with only a backpack and a begging bowl. Even by today's standards these women's accomplishments are remarkable.
The Taliban's mistreatment of women—veiling and confining them to home in the cities (but not in rural areas)—was very ... While the world was lustily condemning the Taliban, 300 million dark-skinned Indian untouchables were living a ...
Author: Eric S. Margolis
Category: Political Science
What will the post-Taliban government of Afghanistan look like? How will the war in Afghanistan affect the already unstable politics of Central Asia? In War at the Top of the World, veteran foreign correspondent Eric Margolis presents a revelatory history of the complicated and volatile conflicts that have entangled Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States, the Soviet Union, and many others. By 1999, Pakistan had proven they have medium-range nuclear weapons, and now the threat that their government could be taken over by a radical Islamic fundamentalist faction is stronger than ever. In fact, Osama bin Laden has already claimed to have a nuclear weapon. How could this have happened? Margolis plays witness to the escalating conflicts of the past decade, tracing disputes over Afghanistan, as well as those ever neighboring Kashmir and Tibet, back to their Cold War roots, exploring clashes that continue to threaten to destabilize the region today. Combining vivid first-hand accounts of a war correspondent with a historical and strategic overview of the region, Margolis guides the reader through the geopolitical complexities of the area and its key players. He offers a clear, concise analysis of a complicated and little-understood part of the world that is home to a quarter of the world's population. Fascinating and now more timely than ever, War at the Top of the World is an extraordinary read for anyone interested in the current global balance of power.
Women's Political Leadership in Scandinavia and Beyond Bruce Olav Solheim ... Although she did not get the UN position , she did play a prominent role at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992 , where she said : A sharp ...
Author: Bruce Olav Solheim
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Political Science
An examination of the political and social characteristics particular to Scandinavia which have made women's rise to power more rapid than in other regions of the world, this study also explores how the resulting election of women has provided valuable evidence of the impact of women leaders and their leadership style. Solheim begins with a critical survey of feminist scholarship regarding the equality-difference debate and the application of such research on the position of women in international politics. He concludes, in this respect, that leadership style may have less to do with gender than one might initially suspect. Archival research and interviews with women in leadership roles provide the reader with a closer look at the Scandinavian system, a view that will challenge gender stereotypes around the world. On Top of the World explores the Nordic political systems in great detail and analyzes systemic factors, such as multi-party electoral systems and consensus-seeking cultural institutions, which contribute to the rise of so many women leaders. Solheim compares and contrasts the political rise of two Nordic women leaders to power and influence and, for the purpose of cross-cultural comparison, one woman leader from the developing world. A final chapter ties together the theoretical framework and the case studies to suggest a direction for future research.
And Betty Salmon, the woman who was – or perhaps wasn't – the girl's grandmother. ... were two women from Florida who had driven the Top of the World Highway that day on their motorcycles, a fact that made Sorry cranky at first.
Author: R.E. Donald
Publisher: Proud Horse Publishing
A 2016 Whistler Independent Book Award finalist. Former homicide investigator Hunter Rayne follows the white lines northward on the Alaska Highway, but a truck breakdown forces him to take an unscheduled stop in Whitehorse, Yukon, where he had been stationed as a rookie cop. While his Freightliner is awaiting repairs, Hunter and fellow driver, Dan (Sorry) Sorenson, kill time with a side trip to bush Alaska where a chance meeting with a young Alaskan woman awakens his interest in a baffling cold case. A reclusive trapper and his young girlfriend disappeared from a bloody cabin 25 years before, leaving their sled dogs chained outside. Reawakened memories of his past coupled with a recent murder find Hunter back in investigative mode with the blessings of Whitehorse RCMP boss Bartholomew Sam, son of a shaman and Hunter's old friend. He finds himself searching the banks of the mighty Yukon River for a tough old bush woman who may hold the key to more than one bloody death. It's a vivid reminder that the breathtaking beauty of the northern wilderness camouflages its brutal indifference to human life. This is the fourth novel in the Highway Mysteries series of character-driven traditional mysteries in a uniquely North American setting.
in Scotland, Hawaii, England, and a variety of other locations across the globe. Pipeline marriages abounded. While working the line, many of the married men lived with women other than their spouses. Upon flying into Fairbanks, ...
Author: Marilyn Forrester
Publisher: Publication Consultants
Marilyn Forrester arrived in Alaska in 1977 with a goal of striking it rich by being a welder on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. With her traumatic divorce behind her, a new English degree, return airline ticket, and $200 in her pocket, she was ready for adventure. However, she didn’t do welding, but had unique and exciting adventures as she worked for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company in Anchorage, at Pump Station Five, and later at Prudhoe Bay. While working at Prudhoe Bay, she applied for a teaching position at Alaska Business College, and was immediately hired. Marilyn discovered she loved teaching and learning! After many humorous predicaments, she was hired at the Bush village of Napaskiak. As a teacher, Marilyn has a deep love for children that shines through in Teaching at the Top of the World. Sometimes Marilyn reflected, “And they are even paying me to do this job.” She became an advocate for her Special Education students. Her many adventures include being lost in a whiteout while walking home from school, showering without soap and drying with Kleenex, and golfing in the Nome Bering Sea Tournament. Teaching at the Top of the World chronicles the joys and hardships of living and teaching in remote Alaska. Perhaps she really did strike it rich—she affected the lives of hundreds of children.Marilyn was one of the writers featured in Alaska Women Write, a collection of stories about adventurous Alaska women.
Our women are dead. We are all hurt very bad.” Trevor looked at him and didn't answer. “They love this life, these men. This is not so good as before, but before is gone, and it is not nothing, to kill Chinese.
Author: Linnea Larsson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
There is a wild land high up through the Himalayan Breach between Tibet and Nepal named Mustang where warlords rode and ruled and Western visitors were not welcome. This is a story of an American girl and an English boy who disappeared up through that breach into the Himalayan Mountains, a story of Khampa warriors who raided across the undefended, unmarked border between Mustang and Tibet. This of the Chinese and, too, of the fighters for whom lifes final victory was the taking of Chinese with them into death. And also of the beauty, the silence, the stench of fear, the crack of rifles, the gleam of blood, the feel of death beneath ones blade.
She promised to be my girl, but walked out on me when I jokingly said one day she couldn't play with us boys. Boy, did I know nothing about the female mind. I was only joking. Right?? Wrooong!!! Most of the time in Hamburg, ...
Author: Anton Harris
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Norwegian Boy's Adventures from the Top of the World to Down Under By Anton Harris This is a saga of tenacity starting in Nazi-occupied Norway. The author learned to trade with the enemy for food. At war’s end, and still only seven years old, he commenced an odyssey in a flat-bottomed boat that took him through Sweden and Denmark to Germany. He finally arrived in Holland where he was educated. He learned to speak three languages before he was ten. At sixteen, the author obtained a scholarship to the Dutch Merchant Marines and sailed the world for the next three years. In 1957, still only 19, the author immigrated to Australia and started to learn English. He commenced his climb up the corporate ladder. A highlight of his successful commercial career was the time he spent with Colonel Harland Sanders, the legendary founder of KFC, during his several visits to Australia. The author’s life has always been filled with adventures - some serious, but almost as many that were humorous.
... and it might become a choice for people looking to escape from the troubles of the world to somewhere completely new. ... Pretty soon the corridors were filled with the light voices of women talking and laughing.
Author: Mao Yilei
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Written by the expedition doctor, this is the authors diary from the historic Chinese Antarctic expedition to build Kunlun Station in the middle of the immense Antarctic ice sheet. The expedition team not only had to ascend over four thousand meters at temperatures of sixty Fahrenheit below zero while fighting through snowstorms, they also had to overcome all sorts of difficulties, such as constantly changing plans, impossible loads, discontented construction workers, and low pay. Were they taking crazy risks? Was the expedition a foolish endeavor? The authors account is a vivid, truthful description of this great expedition undertaken by a team of moving individuals who arent without their flaws and crude, or even sometimes rule-breaking, behavior. It is a story worth reading.
Then seeing Jarvis's look of confusion , he continued , “ The village has had problems with koblonas taking women . " Jarvis could envision it clearly . Somewhere in the recent past , unscrupulous visitors , probably trappers ...
Author: Shawn T. Shallow
Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
Winter came early to the Arctic in 1897. Frigid temperatures brought pack ice that filled the waters north of the Bering Strait. As a result, virtually the entire North American whaling fleet was trapped, stranding 300 men to die of starvation and exposure. Three escaping ships raised the alarm. Answering the call, three officers from the early U.S. Coast Guard and two missionaries volunteered to travel over 1,500 miles through the Arctic winter to reach the shipwrecked whalers. The rescuers' perilous four-month journey, through mountainous territory and barren sub-zero landscapes never before traversed, was fraught with blizzards, wolves, steep terrain, unstable ice, hunters, and bone-piercing cold. Unaware that a rescue team was on the way, the shipwrecked men endured freezing temperatures, malnutrition, and scurvy before falling into general lawlessness. Their struggles and those of the rescuers are meticulously recreated here from century-old journals. This extraordinary chronicle of hardship and heroism will take you to the heart of one of America's greatest maritime disasters-and the greatest Arctic rescue story in history. "]€]a fascinating, almost unbelievable story that should find an audience among those interested in maritime history, rescue tales and life in the Alaskan territory." Publishers Weekly
If she lived in a palace at the top of the world she wouldn't be any happier." Sylvia smiled faintly at the allusion. ... "I think he spoils her, which is bad for any woman. It turns her head in the beginning and sours her afterwards.
Author: Ethel M. Dell
Publisher: Good Press
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was once a Lapp and a Lapp woman. The Lapps are a people who live north of the Swedes, the Norwegians, and the Finns, far, far up in the north. They have neither fields, nor real forests, nor regular houses, but only great barren bogs ...
Author: Julius Krohn et al.
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
A story of adventure and danger among the Polar Eskimos.
Who would have thought that almost sixty years after the peak had been climbed that two teams, the Italians' and ours, ... At a bridge crossing of yet another crystal clear stream, he's engaged in a conversation with two women.
Author: Pete Takeda
Publisher: Hachette UK
At some point during the inhumanly cold Himalayan winter straddling 1965 and 1966, a peculiar collection of box-shaped objects -- one sprouting a six-foot, insect-like antenna -- plummets nine thousand feet down the sheer flanks of a remote peak. Ripped from its moorings by an avalanche, the jumbled apparatus slides down a funnel-shaped hourglass of hard snow and shoots over a black cliff band, careening a vertical distance six times the height of the Empire State building. The boxes come to rest on the glacier at the mountain's base. One, an olive-drab casing the size of a personal computer, begins to sink. Then, trailing a robotic dogtail of torn wires, it slowly burns through the snow, melting into solid blue glacial ice, eventually disappearing beneath the surface, and never seen again. No one actually witnessed this event. But as you read these words, nearly four pounds of plutonium -- locked in the glacier's dark unknowable heart -- are almost certainly moving ever closer to the source of the Ganges River. Eye at the Top of the World, provides a harrowing present-day account of Takeda's expedition to solve the mystery of Nanda Devi.
There was once a Lapp and a Lapp woman. The Lapps are a people who live north of the Swedes, the Norwegians, and the Finns, far, far up in the north. They have neither fields, nor real forests, nor regular houses, but only great barren ...
Now I had numerous relationships— with great women whose companionship I genuinely valued. ... Now I got a burr under my saddle to complete the trio by attempting a north-side ascent of the world's second-highest peak, K2.
Author: Phil Ershler
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Sports & Recreation
On May 16, 2002, Phil and Susan Ershler reached the top of Mt. Everest and became the first couple in history to scale the fabled Seven Summits. What made their achievement all the more remarkable was that Susan was not a mountain climber, but a high-powered Fortune ® 500 executive who had never hiked or climbed until she met Phil at the age of 36. Phil, a professional mountain guide who was the first American to summit Everest from its treacherous north face, had climbed his whole life with Crohn's disease, a chronic, debilitating illness. Adding to these challenges, just before their final summit, Phil was diagnosed with colon cancer, and the resulting surgeries and complications were expected to end his career. This is Susan and Phil's story: a tale of love set in the mountains, a story of triumphal highs and devastating lows in quest of a seemingly impossible dream.
The only place I ever drilled an extra bolt was under The Great Roof. I was hanging from one that I had just drilled. ... Jeff asked, interested in any subject that concerned a lack of women. “Too busy climbing,” he replied.
Author: Erik Weihenmayer
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The incredible bestselling book from the author of No Barriers and The Adversity Advantage Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age of thirteen. But Erik was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling and exciting life. In this poignant and inspiring memoir, he shares his struggle to push past the limits imposed on him by his visual impairment-and by a seeing world. He speaks movingly of the role his family played in his battle to break through the barriers of blindness: the mother who prayed for the miracle that would restore her son's sight and the father who encouraged him to strive for that distant mountaintop. And he tells the story of his dream to climb the world's Seven Summits, and how he is turning that dream into astonishing reality (something fewer than a hundred mountaineers have done). From the snow-capped summit of McKinley to the towering peaks of Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro to the ultimate challenge, Mount Everest, this is a story about daring to dream in the face of impossible odds. It is about finding the courage to reach for that ultimate summit, and transforming your life into something truly miraculous. "An inspiration to other blind people and plenty of us folks who can see just fine."—Jon Krakauer, New York Times bestselling author of Into Thin Air
Sherpas themselves hold many impressive Everest records, including most times it has been summitted by men and women, the quickest ascent and the quickest descent, as well as for most time spent on top. Before I reached the summit and ...
Author: Arjun Vajpai
Publisher: Penguin Books India
About the Book : - There was a statue of the Buddha at the summit, placed there by the Sherpas. I knelt down and bowed in front of it. I felt complete. When I looked around I felt I ruled the world, with the Himalayas stretching out below me and nothing to obstruct my view. A month after he had set out, sixteen-year-old Arjun Vajpai stood on top of the world, having conquered Mount Everest. At that time he was the youngest non-Sherpa person in the world to do so. He remains the youngest Indian to have climbed the peak. It had indeed been a long journey. Arjun s fascination with mountains began at the age of ten, nurtured and encouraged by his parents, teachers, and close friends. As a trekker and an athlete, he had trained and worked hard to achieve this amazing feat of endurance. This is Arjun s story in his own words. Accompany him on an adventure of a lifetime; read about his incredible ascent; and learn what it takes to be a mountaineer. On Top of the World is an unforgettable story of inspiration, fortitude and courage; of having a seemingly impossible dream and daring to chase it. About the Authors : - Arjun Vajpai became at the age of sixteeen, the youngest Indian to scale Mount Everest. Always an excellent athlete and a champion sportsperson, Arjun has represented his school, Ryan International in Noida, in various events such as roller-skating, taekwondo, basketball, football and volleyball and won laurels for his impressive performances. He is now in Class XII and dreams of even bigger adventures: of conquering the two ends of the earth, the North and the South Poles, of climbing the other thirteen peaks that stand above 8,000 metres and then of ascending all the highest peaks located on all continents. He also dreams of becoming an army man like his father. When not climbing or participating in competitive sports, he likes reading stories about adventurers and explorers. Anu Kumar is most recent novel is The Dollmakers Island (Gyaana Books, 2010). Her latest book for children, Atisa and his Time Machine: Adventures with Hiuen Tsang has also been published by Puffin India. Most of her exploring has been of the armchair variety.
by linguists; see the discussions of frame semantics in G.Lakoff, Women, Fire and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind, Chicago, Ill., University of Chicago Press, 1987. The concept of frame is also closely related ...
Author: Daniel Hallin
Category: Social Science
We Keep America on Top of the World is a lucid exploration of contemporary American journalism, with particular emphasis on its influential and controversial conponent - television news. Daniel Hallin's discussion encompasses the central and most controversial issues in the study of journalism: the wars in Vietnam and Central America; US-Soviet summits; the origin of the ten-second soundbite; the differences between print and television journalism; and the tension between professionalism and populism. We Keep America on Top of the World offers a distinctive approach to understanding an institution torn between the imperatives of the market, political ideology and popular fashion, and journalistic professionalism. It will be essential reading for students of media, communication and journalism.
Her daughter, Meta, had been conceived out-of-wedlock during the summer when the world's eyes (and scorn) were directed toward her father's airship hangar in Atlantic City. The woman who had once run away to join a ...
the shadowy shapes of men and women going about some unknown business. Aeryn was led past a great many cells, great geodes, large enough for two people to comfortably stand or lie within, of shimmering royal purple crystal with iron ...