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David Roberts - Alone ​on the Ice
On ​January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, “Which one are you?” This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

David Roberts - Alan Macdonald - Pants!
Meet ​Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further - Bertie's sure to be up to his neck in it!

David Roberts - Pfúú! ​Te voltál az, Bertie?
Bertie ​jó játéknak tekinti, ha nagyokat pukkant a levegőbe. A család minden tagja szidja, ezért Bertie megleste, ők mit csinálnak. Bizony kiderült, hogy anya, apa, nagyi, és a testvére, Suzy is szoktak púzni, pukkantani, eregetni, rottyantani, ami meg sem közelíti azt a hatást, amit a kutya böffentése okoz. Mert az beteríti az egész lakást!

David Roberts - Alan Macdonald - Worms!
Alan ​MacDonald's grotty and gruesome Dirty Bertie stories will shock and delight young readers from the age of 5+. In Dirty Bertie Worms! the squeamishness doesn't stop as Bertie decides he'll attend the pink-themed fancy dress party as long as he can go as a worm! Brilliant illustrations from David Roberts add extra yuk factor! Perfect for reading aloud or encouraging independent readers.

Conrad Anker - David Roberts - Mallory ​nyomában
Köztudott, ​hogy a Mount Everest első hivatalosan elismert „legyőzői” Edmund Hillary és Tenzing Norgay voltak, 1953-ban. Ám természetesen nem ők voltak az elsők, akik ezzel kísérleteztek. George Mallory, aki annak idején Anglia legjobb hegymászói közé tartozott, az 1920-as években többször is megpróbált feljutni a világ tetejére. Utolsó kísérlete során, 1924 júniusában azonban neki és társának, Sandy Irvine-nak nyoma veszett. Utoljára a csúcstól nem is olyan messze látták őket, ezért adódott a kérdés, vajon elérték-e a csúcsot, mielőtt odavesztek. 1999-ben aztán rábukkantak Mallory holttestére 8220 méteres magasságban. Mindabból, amit nála találtak, megpróbálták rekonstruálni a két hegymászó életének utolsó óráit, és megválaszolni a fenti kérdést. A könyvből megismerhetjük Mallory életrajzát, a Mount Everestet megcélzó expedíciók mindennapjait, és nagy általánosságban a hegymászással járó megpróbáltatásokat. A két szerző két vonalon halad: egyrészt az 1924-es tragédiáig vezető utat, másrészt a holttest megtalálásának körülményeit taglalják. Olvasmányos, jól követhető stílusban írnak, ennek hála a kötetet tényleg nehéz letenni.

Clayton Roberts - David Roberts - Douglas R. Bisson - History ​of England 2.
This ​two-volume broad, narrative account of English history–from the first settlers in the Paleolithic Age to the present day–draws on the most up-to-date primary and secondary research to illuminate the full range of England's social, economic, cultural, and political past, and focuses on how and why events occurred.

David Roberts - Escape ​from Lucania
In ​1937, Mount Lucania was the highest unclimbed peak in North America. Located deep within the Saint Elias mountain range, which straddles the border of Alaska and the Yukon, and surrounded by glacial peaks, Lucania was all but inaccessible. The leader of one failed expedition deemed it "impregnable." But in that year, a pair of daring young climbers would attempt a first ascent, not knowing that their quest would turn into a perilous struggle for survival. "Escape from Lucania" is their remarkable story. Classmates and fellow members of the Harvard Mountaineering Club, Brad Washburn and Bob Bates were two talented young men -- handsome, intelligent, and filled with a zest for exploring. Both were ambitious climbers, part of a small group whose first ascents in the great mountain ranges during the 1930s and 1940s changed the face of American mountaineering. Setting their sights on summitting Lucania in the summer of 1937, Washburn and Bates put together a team of four climbers for the expedition. But when Bates and Washburn flew to the Walsh Glacier at the foot of Lucania, they discovered that freakish weather conditions had turned the ice to slush. Their pilot was barely able to take off again alone, and there was no question of returning with the other two climbers or more supplies. Washburn and Bates found themselves marooned on the glacier, more than a hundred miles from help, in forbidding and desolate territory. Eschewing a trek out to the nearest mining town -- eighty miles away by air -- they decided to press ahead with their expedition. "Escape from Lucania" recounts Washburn and Bates's determined drive toward Lucania's 17,150-foot summit under constant threat ofavalanches, blinding snowstorms, and hidden crevasses. Against awesome odds they became the first to set foot on Lucania's peak, not realizing that their greatest challenge still lay beyond. Nearly a month after being stranded on the glacier and with their supplies running dangerously low, they would have to navigate their way out through uncharted Yukon territory, racing against time as the summer warmth caused rivers to swell and flood to unfordable depths. But even as their situation grew more and more desperate, they refused to give up. "Escape from Lucania" tells this amazing story in thrilling and vivid detail, from the climbers' exultation at reaching the summit to their darkest moments confronting seemingly insurmountable obstacles. It is a tale of awesome adventure and harrowing danger. But above all it is the story of two men of extraordinary spirit, inspiring comradeship, and great courage. Today Washburn and Bates, now in their nineties, are legends in climbing circles. Bates co-led 1938 and 1953 expeditions to K2, the world's second-highest mountain. Washburn, whose record of Alaskan first ascents is unmatched, became founding director of Boston's Museum of Science and is one of the premier mountain photographers in the world. Some of his remarkable images from the 1937 Lucania expedition are included in this book.

Clayton Roberts - David Roberts - Douglas R. Bisson - A ​History of England 1.
For ​two-semester, junior/senior-level courses in the History of England. Volume I may be used for a one-semester course in the History of England to 1714. This two-volume broad, narrative account of English history-from the first settlers in the Paleolithic Age to the present day-draws on the most up-to-date primary and secondary research to illuminate the full range of England's social, economic, cultural, and political past, and focuses on how and why events occurred.

David Roberts - Dirty ​Bertie
Bertie's ​personal hygiene leaves a lot to be desired. He eats candy off the floor. He picks his nose. He gives the dog a furry lick hello. "No, Bertie! That's dirty, Bertie!" says his disgusted yet caring family. Will Bertie ever stop being so gross? In the spirit of David Shannon's Caldecott Honor book No, David!, Dirty Bertie teaches without preaching. David Roberts's hilarious illustrations and wacky-yet-wise story will have young readers laughing out loud--and promising never to be "dirty Bertie" again!

David Roberts - Once ​They Moved Like The Wind
Using ​first-person accounts in historical archives, David Roberts presents many sides of the Indian rebellion that began in the mid-1800s. Here is the epic and tragic story of Indian heroes - men and women - fighting for their land, their lives, and their freedom. 16 pages of photographs.

Conrad Anker - David Roberts - The ​Lost Explorer
This ​is the adventure story of the year -- how Conrad Anker found the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest, casting an entirely new light on the mystery of the explorer who may have conquered Everest seventy-five years ago. On June 8, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine were last seen climbing toward the summit of Mount Everest. Clouds soon closed around them, and they vanished into history. Ever since, mountaineers have wondered whether they reached the summit twenty-nine years before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. On May 1, 1999, Conrad Anker, one of the world's strongest mountaineers, discovered Mallory's body lying facedown, frozen into the scree and naturally mummified at 27,000 feet on Everest's north face. The condition of the body, as well as the artifacts found with Mallory, including goggles, an altimeter, and a carefully wrapped bundle of personal letters, are important clues in determining his fate. Seventeen days later, Anker free-climbed the Second Step, a 90-foot sheer cliff that is the single hardest obstacle on the north ridge. The first expedition known to have conquered the Second Step, a Chinese team in 1975, had tied a ladder to the cliff, leaving unanswered the question of whether Mallory could have climbed it in 1924. Anker's climb was the first test since Mallory's of the cliff's true difficulty. In treacherous conditions, Anker led teammate Dave Hahn from the Second Step to the summit. Reflecting on the climb, Anker explains why he thinks Mallory and Irvine failed to make the summit, but at the same time, he expresses his awe at Mallory's achievement with the primitive equipment of the time. Stunningly handsome andcharismatic, Mallory charmed everyone who met him during his lifetime and continues to fascinate mountaineers today. He was an able writer, a favorite of the Bloomsbury circle, and a climber of legendary gracefulness. "The Lost Explorer" is the remarkable story of this extraordinarily talented man and of the equally talented modern climber who spearheaded a discovery that may ultimately help solve the mystery of Mallory's disappearance.

David Roberts - Egyedül ​a jég ellen
Amikor ​két társa meghalt, minden élelmiszere és felszerelése eltűnt egy gleccserhasadékban, Douglas Mawson még mindig százhatvan kilométerre volt az alaptábortól. Az Ausztrál-ázsiai Antarktiszi Expedíció vezetője 1913. január 17-én egyedül, az éhhalál szélén húzta maga után szánját, hogy visszajusson a táborba, mivel szánhúzó kutyái elpusztultak. Ekkor Mawson maga is lezuhant egy gleccserhasadékba, és csak egy beülő tartotta meg a levegőben, a szakadék keményre fagyott hó pereme alatt lógva. Egy verssor adott neki erőt ahhoz, hogy visszahúzza magát a felszínre. Mawson néha csak kúszva tudta folytatni útját, és egyik éjjel azt vette észre, hogy talpáról teljesen levált a bőr. Február 8-án, amikor tántorogva, felismerhetetlenül koponyaszerűre fogyott arccal megérkezett a táborba, az első csapattársa, aki meglátta, csak annyit tudott kinyögni: Te melyikük vagy? Ez az izgalmas és szinte hihetetlen beszámoló megadja Mawsonnak az őt megillető helyet a legnagyobb sarkkutatók és expedíciós vezetők között. A kötetet Frank Hurley, a híres ausztrál fényképész képei illusztrálják, amelyek közül sok még soha nem került publikálásra Ausztrálián kívül

Alex Honnold - David Roberts - Alone ​on the Wall
The ​life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold, a visionary climber of the sort that comes along only once in a generation. A thirty-year-old climbing phenomenon, Alex Honnold pushes the limits of free soloing beyond anything previously attempted, as he climbs without a rope, without a partner, and without any gear to attach himself to the wall. If he falls, he dies. In Alone on the Wall, Honnold recounts the seven most astonishing achievements thus far in his meteoric career, including free-soloing Sendero Luminoso in Mexico and climbing the Fitz Traverse in Patagonia. Each chapter narrates the drama of one climb, along with reflective and introspective passages that get at what makes Honnold tick. Veteran climber and award-winning author David Roberts quotes the judgments of other climbers to help put Honnold’s tremendous accomplishments in perspective. Honnold’s renown transcends the climbing realm: at the moment, he is one of the most famous adventurers in the world. His extraordinary life has much to teach us about risk, reward, and the ability to maintain focus even in the face of extreme danger.

David Roberts - Kétes ​dicsőség
Az ​Annapurnát egy francia csapat hódította meg először, 1950-ben. Az esemény óriási lelkesedést és büszkeséget váltott ki a háború utáni Franciaországban. Maurice Herzogot, az expedíció vezetőjét nemzeti hősként ünnepelték. De Annapurna című műve, minden idők egyik legnagyobb példányszámban eladott hegymászó­könyv­e, csupán az ő verziója a tragédia árán született diadalról. Mint annyi más tizenéves, David Roberts is Herzog könyv­ének hatására kezdett hegyet mászni. Évtizedekkel később jutott a tudomására, hogy az Annapurna meghódítása valójában nem is úgy történt, ahogyan azt az érdeklődő nagyközönség a műfaj leghíresebb klasszikusa alapján hiszi. Az expedíció többi résztvevőjének hagyatéka, a családtagok és a barátok visszaemlékezései alapján igyekezett kideríteni, mi is történt valójában a csúcs meghódítása előtt, alatt és után. Szándéka az volt, hogy emléket állítson e hatalmas vállalkozás „mellékszereplőinek” – elsősorban Lachenalnak, Terraynek és Rébuffat-nak, a három chamonix-i hegyi vezetőnek –, akiket Herzog viselkedésével és könyv­ével egész életükben árnyékba borított, noha meghatározó szerepet játszottak az expedíció sikerében.