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By Sam Lightner Jr.

ISBN-10: 0767907752

ISBN-13: 9780767907750

“Sam Lightner, Jr., combines stories of experience, one old and the opposite modern day in his page-turner . . . With its wealthy feel of position and background, All Elevations Unknown deals an incredibly clean twist to an adventure-climbing tale.” –Climbing Magazine

In the spring of 1999, armed with little greater than an outline from a e-book and a map categorised “all elevations unknown,” Sam Lightner and his German rock-climbing blood brother, Volker, came across themselves deep within the jungles of Borneo on a undertaking to climb a mountain that was once purely rumored to exist. What little they knew in regards to the mountain that they had realized from the memoirs of significant Tom Harrisson, a British global warfare II soldier who in 1945 were assigned the near-impossible project of parachuting blindly into the thick Borneo rainforest–where the natives had a grisly behavior of removing heads–to try and reclaim the island for the Allies.

A fascinating, completely unique blend of trip event memoir and historic new edition, All Elevations Unknown charts Lightner’s exhilarating and every now and then harrowing quest to ascend the mountain Batu Lawi within the face of leeches, vipers, and sweat bees, and to maintain his staff jointly in a single of the earth’s so much treacherous uncharted wallet. alongside the best way, he reconstructs a desirable ancient narrative that chronicles Tom Harrisson’s adventures there in the course of the battle and illuminates an fabulous piece of forgotten international battle II heritage. Rife with suspense and bright element, the 2 intertwining stories open up the island of Borneo, its humans, and its background in a robust, unforgettable manner, taking event writing to new heights.

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In this way Europe continued into the twentieth century, though with diminished momentum, its remarkable propensity to grow in population, despite declines in some national birth-rates and despite the heavy losses and dislocations of two world wars. It was industrialisation, world trade, and improvement in methods of agriculture and transport that made it possible to maintain this increased population on a generally improving standard of living. Because the speed and the extent of industrialisation and the use of more scientific methods of production varied from one country to another, there remained wide disparities in their average standards of life: differences almost as great as those between European and non-European countries.

Elsewhere the prevalence of unemployment led to resistance to the admission of migrant workers from abroad. Apart from France, the internal European migrations were predominantly movements of compulsion or fear. The exodus resulting from selective persecution, such as flight from Bolshevik and Nazi terror, conferred great cultural benefits on the societies—usually the tolerant democracies—receiving them. A further redistribution of population continued to occur within each country: the migration from countryside to town, matching the trend toward industrialisation and therefore now increasingly affecting the eastern European countries.

Thus the launching of the first man-made satellite by the Russians in 1957 was followed by several manned flights of satellites of American and Russian manufacture in 1961. Parallel with these developments were others transforming our view of the twentieth-century world. One was the sudden recognition that the world was in the midst of a 'population explosion' which was likely to produce a population of 5,000 millions by 1986 and 50,000 millions (or one Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 INTRODUCTORY SURVEY person per square foot of the entire earth's surface) by 2 n o .

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