Pyritologia, or a History of the Pyrites, the Principal Body in the Mineral Kingdom:In Which Are Considered Its Names, Species, Beds, and Origin, Its Iron, Copper, Unmettalic Earth, Sulphur, Arsenic, Silver, Gold, Original Particles, Vitriol and Use in S Johann Friedrich Henckel
Owen Quine, écrivain célèbre, a disparu. Il venait d´achever son dernier manuscrit - un sulfureux roman à clés qui dresse le portrait au vitriol de son entourage. De quoi inquiéter bon nombre de personnalités en vue... C´est ce que pressent le détective privé, Cormoran Strike, chargé de l´enquête. Qui aurait intérêt à ce que Quine soit réduit au silence ? Lorsque Strike retrouve le cadavre de l´auteur, assassiné selon un rituel particulièrement atroce, il comprend qu´il a affaire à un tueur impitoyable, tel qu´il n´en encore jamais rencontré dans sa carrière. Rythmé par une multitude de coups de théâtre, Le Ver à Soie est le deuxième volet des aventures du détective Cormoran Strike et de sa jeune et intrépide assistante, Robin Ellacott.
Valentines & Vitriol: Rex Reed
Integralhelm / Farben: pink, weiß, schwarz, rot / Sonnenblende: ohne / Visier: Vollvisier / Visiereigenschaften: Antibeschlag Scheibe, kratzfest / Außenschale: Polycarbonat / Atemabweiser: ohne / Windabweiser: ohne / Prüfzeichen: ECE 22/05 / Innenfutter Eigenschaften: herausnehmbar, waschbar / Verschluss: Doppel-D-Verschluss / Lieferumfang: Bedienungsanleitung, Helmbeutel / Gewicht: 1.600 g / Bitte beachten Sie: Dieser Helm kann Angebote in verschiedenen Größen enthalten
Violets & Vitriol: Christiaan A. Pasquale
(114,18 EUR/100ml) ´Vitriol D´Oeillet´ - Unisex Eau de Parfum Spray von ´Serge Lutens´ -
National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that ´´suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.´´ He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer´s--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer´s epic account of the May 1996 disaster. By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer´s highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber´s death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others´ actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. This updated trade paperback edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy. ´´I have no doubt that Boukreev´s intentions were good on summit day,´´ writes Krakauer in the postscript, dated August 1999. ´´What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev´s refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn´t the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients.´´ As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air´s denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer´s tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb, Boukreev´s version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--a prestigious prize intended ´´to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment.´´ According to the Academy´s citation, ´´Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind.´´
The Hydro-Metallurgy of Copper:Being an Account of Processes Adopted in the Hydro-Metallurgical Treatment of Cupriferous Ores, Including the Manufacture of Copper Vitriol (Classic Reprint) Manuel Eissler
Das 2012er-Debüt-Album Vitriol´´ der female fronted-Symphonic Metal-Band Evenoire sollten sich Fans von After Forever, Lacuna Coil, Theatre Of Tragedy, Katatonia, Angel Nation oder Sleeping Romance nicht entgehen lassen. Die Formation um Sängerin Lisa Stefanoni hat nach der EP ´´I will stay´´ von 2008 noch einmal in allen Belangen nachgelegt und einen bemerkenswerten Longplayer geschaffen.´´
Overwhelmed by the news cycle and the state of affairs in our world? Pastor, blogger, and powerful voice in the Resistance, John Pavlovitz has the answer: this rousing and inspirational guide, drawing from lessons of our favorite superheroes, for how we can band together, live more heroically (and meaningfully), and save the world. It´s exhausting to give a damn these days, isn´t it? Perhaps you´re feeling anguished about what you see on the news or in your social media timeline, or by your personal circumstances, and are paralyzed waiting for political or religious leaders, or celebrities, to rescue us from it all. But what if you didn´t have to wait for someone else? What if you could be the hero? This book—a spirited call to action—shows you how. In these pages, John offers a path away from the vitriol and toward compassion, and a plan to transform our burdens into dreams and our outrage into activism. Drawing from lessons of beloved fictional superheroes, John shows us how to identify our origin story, build protective suits of armor, guard against our personal kryptonite, and vanquish our villains. He also identifies ten specific ´´superpowers´´ that we can enlist to make our lives and our world better. Along the way, he shares inspiring anecdotes and profiles about ordinary people who saw a gap in the world in empathy or kindness or gratitude and decided to fill it. Hope and Other Superpowers is an invitation to anyone hoping to be the kind of person the world so desperately needs—the kind who can save it. In other words: it´s an invitation to you.