Into Thin Air

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Into Thin Air

A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

By Jon Krakauer

Turtleback Books, Prebound, 9780613663618, 333pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1999

For use in schools and libraries only. The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived.

About the Author
Jon Krakauer is a part-time mountaineer and a full-time writer. He is a contributing editor at Outside magazine and writes for many national magazines and newspapers. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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