The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel



Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$13.95
List price: $19.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Outdoors- Stories and Essays

More copies of this ISBN

High-Altitude Woman: From Extreme Sports to Indigenous Cultures--Discovering the Power of the Feminine

by

High-Altitude Woman: From Extreme Sports to Indigenous Cultures--Discovering the Power of the Feminine Cover

ISBN13: 9781594774850
ISBN10: 1594774854
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $13.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

One of the first female extreme athletes reflects on how her feminine strengths led to her success in a male-dominated field andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Written by Jan Reynolds, medal winner in World Cup biathlon and former world record-holder for womenandrsquo;s high-altitude skiing andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Recounts many of Reynoldsandrsquo; adventures, including her Mount Everest expeditions andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Explains how she didnandrsquo;t simply emulate the men around her but embraced her feminine strengths of compassion, mediation, cooperation, and observation andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Shares insights from her immersion in several indigenous cultures, where she identified gender traits found in all cultures andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;World record-breaking skier and climber Jan Reynolds has sought adventure in the Himalayas, the Southern Alps, the Sahara Desert, the Canadian Arctic, and the Amazon Basin--often as the only woman in her expedition. Tasked time and again with having to prove herself in the company of men, her tireless dedication on each high-risk excursion opened the door for many of todayandrsquo;s female extreme athletes. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Recounting in vivid detail many of her adventures, including multiple Mount Everest expeditions, Reynolds explains that her success on each formidable journey didnandrsquo;t arise simply by emulating the men around her but by embracing her feminine strengths of compassion, mediation, cooperation, and observation. As she traveled the world, she broadened her insights into the psychologies of men and women with her immersion in several indigenous cultures, such as the ancient salt traders of Tibet, where she identified gender traits and strengths found in all cultures. Providing a guide for women entering male-dominated fields, Reynolds explains how women as well as men should nurture their feminine assets for more successful relationships at work, at play, at home, and in our global relationship with the natural world.

About the Author

Jan Reynolds is a prizewinning photojournalist whose intrepid adventures have taken her to every continent, photographing and recording vanishing cultures to preserve their unique heritage for future generations. An accomplished athlete, she is a medal-winner in World Cup biathlon, holds several high-altitude skiing and mountain climbing records, and ballooned over the Himalayas. She has lectured at the National Geographic Society and her accomplishments have been documented in their magazine. Her work has been featured in Esquire, Adventure Travel, Ski, and Walking magazine, and she has appeared on the covers of Outside and Ultrasport. She is the author/photographer of the Vanishing Cultures series of children's books, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, which won the prestigious Parents' Choice Award. She lives in Stowe, Vermont.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt;Introduction: One of the Guys andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 1andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Southern Cross Expedition andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 2andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; American Friendship Expedition andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 3andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Failure andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 4andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; What Goes Around . . . andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 5andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; . . . Comes Around andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 6andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Ski, Skate, Shoot, Fly andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 7andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Crossing the Nangpa La andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 8andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; An Expedition across Cultures andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Notes andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Bibliographyandlt;/Bandgt;

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

New Connexion Journal, February 24, 2014 (view all comments by New Connexion Journal)
High-Altitude Woman, Jan Reynolds, Inner Traditions, 2013, $19.95
Jan Reynolds is a pioneering woman who set world records in skiing at high altitudes and mountaineering. A very athletic “farm girl,” she saw herself as just one of the guys ��" at a time when being the sole female in the company of men was unique. Eight chapters, eight stories, recount in detail her amazing adventures and journeys through brutally cold, snowy, high-altitude conditions during the 1980s. Reynolds took it all in stride. Interspersed with the nuts and bolts of daily life on the mountains are her perceptions and observations of gender behavior, as well as the cultures she interacted with around the world. There are several pages of gorgeous color pictures she took on her adventures. The book appeals to a broad range ��" adventure enthusiasts, anthropologists, gender studies students, writers, photographers ��" anyone who wants to experience heart-pounding adventure.
��" Alice R. Berntson
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594774850
Author:
Reynolds, Jan
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Subject:
Scientists & Psychologists
Subject:
EXTREME SPORTS;FEMALE EXTREME ATHLETES;ADVENTURES;BIATHLON;CLIMBER;FEMININE STRENGTHS;GENDER TRAITS;HIGH-RISK;MALE-DOMINATED FIELDS;MOUNT EVEREST;MEMOIR;PSYCHOLOGIES OF MEN AND WOMEN;SKIER;SKIING;PERSONAL GROWTH;SELF-TRANSFORMATION;INSPIRATION;BOOKS;INDIG
Subject:
EXTREME SPORTS;FEMALE EXTREME ATHLETES;ADVENTURES;BIATHLON;CLIMBER;FEMININE STRENGTHS;GENDER TRAITS;HIGH-RISK;MALE-DOMINATED FIELDS;MOUNT EVEREST;MEMOIR;PSYCHOLOGIES OF MEN AND WOMEN;SKIER;SKIING;PERSONAL GROWTH;SELF-TRANSFORMATION;INSPIRATION;BOOKS;INDIG
Subject:
EXTREME SPORTS;FEMALE EXTREME ATHLETES;ADVENTURES;BIATHLON;CLIMBER;FEMININE STRENGTHS;GENDER TRAITS;HIGH-RISK;MALE-DOMINATED FIELDS;MOUNT EVEREST;MEMOIR;PSYCHOLOGIES OF MEN AND WOMEN;SKIER;SKIING;PERSONAL GROWTH;SELF-TRANSFORMATION;INSPIRATION;BOOKS;INDIG
Subject:
EXTREME SPORTS;FEMALE EXTREME ATHLETES;ADVENTURES;BIATHLON;CLIMBER;FEMININE STRENGTHS;GENDER TRAITS;HIGH-RISK;MALE-DOMINATED FIELDS;MOUNT EVEREST;MEMOIR;PSYCHOLOGIES OF MEN AND WOMEN;SKIER;SKIING;PERSONAL GROWTH;SELF-TRANSFORMATION;INSPIRATION;BOOKS;INDIG
Subject:
EXTREME SPORTS;FEMALE EXTREME ATHLETES;ADVENTURES;BIATHLON;CLIMBER;FEMININE STRENGTHS;GENDER TRAITS;HIGH-RISK;MALE-DOMINATED FIELDS;MOUNT EVEREST;MEMOIR;PSYCHOLOGIES OF MEN AND WOMEN;SKIER;SKIING;PERSONAL GROWTH;SELF-TRANSFORMATION;INSPIRATION;BOOKS;INDIG
Subject:
EXTREME SPORTS;FEMALE EXTREME ATHLETES;ADVENTURES;BIATHLON;CLIMBER;FEMININE STRENGTHS;GENDER TRAITS;HIGH-RISK;MALE-DOMINATED FIELDS;MOUNT EVEREST;MEMOIR;PSYCHOLOGIES OF MEN AND WOMEN;SKIER;SKIING;PERSONAL GROWTH;SELF-TRANSFORMATION;INSPIRATION;BOOKS;INDIG
Subject:
EXTREME SPORTS;FEMALE EXTREME ATHLETES;ADVENTURES;BIATHLON;CLIMBER;FEMININE STRENGTHS;GENDER TRAITS;HIGH-RISK;MALE-DOMINATED FIELDS;MOUNT EVEREST;MEMOIR;PSYCHOLOGIES OF MEN AND WOMEN;SKIER;SKIING;PERSONAL GROWTH;SELF-TRANSFORMATION;INSPIRATION;BOOKS;INDIG
Subject:
EXTREME SPORTS;FEMALE EXTREME ATHLETES;ADVENTURES;BIATHLON;CLIMBER;FEMININE STRENGTHS;GENDER TRAITS;HIGH-RISK;MALE-DOMINATED FIELDS;MOUNT EVEREST;MEMOIR;PSYCHOLOGIES OF MEN AND WOMEN;SKIER;SKIING;PERSONAL GROWTH;SELF-TRANSFORMATION;INSPIRATION;BOOKS;INDIG
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 16-page color insert
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Recovery Now: A Basic Text for Today New Trade Paper $9.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Biography » Social Scientists and Psychologists
Metaphysics » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Western Religions » Inspirational
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Lore and Survival
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Stories and Essays
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Survival
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Extreme Sports
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

High-Altitude Woman: From Extreme Sports to Indigenous Cultures--Discovering the Power of the Feminine Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$13.95 In Stock
Product details 304 pages Inner Traditions International - English 9781594774850 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.