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Obmascik, Mark

Works: 14 works in 61 publications in 9 languages and 3,477 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: QL677.5,
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Publications about Mark Obmascik
Publications by Mark Obmascik
Most widely held works about Mark Obmascik
Most widely held works by Mark Obmascik
The big year : a tale of man, nature, and fowl obsession by Mark Obmascik( Book )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,364 libraries worldwide
Follows the 1998 Big Year competition between Sandy Komito, Al Levantin, and Greg Miller, during which the three rivals risked their lives to set a new North American birding record
The big year a tale of man, nature, and fowl obsession by Mark Obmascik( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Every year on January 1, a quirky crowd of adventurers storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year -- a grand, grueling, expensive, and occasionally vicious, "extreme" 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would be a whirlwind, a winner-takes-nothing battle for a new North American birding record
A consumer's guide to drinking water by Mark Obmascik( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Halfway to heaven : my white-knuckled and knuckle-headed quest for the Rocky Mountain high by Mark Obmascik( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Fat, forty-four, father of three sons, and facing a vasectomy, Mark Obmascik would never have guessed that his next move would be up a 14,000-foot mountain. But when his twelve-year-old son gets bitten by the climbing bug at summer camp, Obmascik can't resist the opportunity for some high-altitude father-son bonding by hiking a peak together. After their first joint climb, addled by the thin air, Obmascik decides to keep his head in the clouds and try scaling all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot mountains, known as the Fourteeners -- and to do them in less than one year. The result is Halfway to Heaven, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Obmascik's rollicking, witty, sometimes harrowing, often poignant chronicle of an outrageous midlife adventure that is no walk in the park, although sometimes it's A Walk in the Woods -- but with more sweat and less oxygen. Half a million people try climbing a Colorado Fourteener every year, but only twelve hundred have reported summiting them all. Can an overweight, stay-at-home dad become No. 1,201' With his ebullient personality and sparkling prose, Obmascik brings us inside the quirky, colorful subculture of mountaineering obsessives who summit these mountains year after year. Honoring his concerned wife's orders not to climb alone, Obmascik drags old friends up the slopes, some of them lifelong flatlanders tasting thin air for the first time, and lures seasoned Rockies junkies into taking on a huffing, puffing newbie by bribing them with free beer, lunches, and car washes. Among the new friends he makes are an ex-drag racer trying to perform a headstand on every summit, the lead oboe player in a Hebrew salsa band, and a climber with the counterproductive pre-climb ritual of gulping down four beers and a burrito. Along the way, Obmascik experiences the raw, rowdy, and rarely seen intimacy of male friendship, braced by the double intoxicants of adrenaline and altitude. Though danger is always present -- the Colorado Fourteeners have killed more climbers than Mount Everest -- Mark knows his aging scalp can't afford the hair-raising adventures of Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, and his quest becomes a story of family, friendship, and fraternity. In Obmascik's summer of climbing, he loses fifteen pounds, finds a few dozen man-dates, and gains respect for the history of these storied mountains (home to cannibalism, gold rushes, shoot-outs, and one of the nation's most famed religious shrines). As much about midlife and male bonding as it is about mountains, Halfway to Heaven tells how weekend warriors can survive them all as they reach for those most distant things -- the summits of mountains and a teenage son. And as one man exceeds the physical achievements of his youth, he discovers that age -- like summit height -- is just a number
The big year by A. David Frankel film( visu )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Comedy starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson as three men in different stages of life competing to become champion birdwatchers. Stu (Martin) is a successful business executive on the brink of retirement. Brad (Black), the youngest of the three, works as a computer programmer but lacks direction and focus in his life. Meanwhile, the obsessive and unscrupulous Kenny (Wilson) will stop at nothing to hold onto his title of World's Greatest Birder. As they travel the length and breadth of North America as participants of the 'Big Year' competition, in which birders compete to spot the greatest number of bird species in the United States over the course of one year, the three men discover as much about themselves and each other as they do about America's bird population
A consumer's guide to water conservation : dozens of ways to save water, the environment, and a lot of money by Mark Obmascik( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
A tale of man, nature, and fowl obsession by Mark Obmascik( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
'The Big Year' is Mark Obmascik's account of what was to become the greatest birding year of all time (freak weather conditions ensured all previous records were broken), as experienced by three of the biggest, most obsessive hitters in the birding world. Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2004
In the cradle of storms : the diary and legacy of a forgotten battle of wwii by Mark Obmascik( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Drôles d'oiseaux ( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Un anno da leoni ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in Multiple languages and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Brad Harris ha 36 anni, è divorziato e vive con i genitori. Se la madre lo sostiene nella sua passione per il bird watching il padre costituisce un ostacolo. Brad però ha un idolo: Kenny Bostick, che ha vinto la competizione denominata "The big year". La gara consiste nel riuscire, nell'arco di un anno, a vedere il maggior numero di specie di uccelli. Bostick, che ne ha individuati più di 700, teme che il suo record possa essere battuto e torna a competere nonostante il parere contrario della moglie. Oltre alle sue imprese e a quelle di Brad, che ha vinto le resistenze paterne, seguiamo in azione Stuart Preissler, un non più giovanissimo executive che trova la scusa del Big Year per cercare di staccare da un lavoro che non lo interessa più (Mymovies)
Colorado water : the new harvest by Mark Obmascik( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Big Year (Film Tie-in) by Mark Obmascik( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Det stora året om tre män och en passion by Mark Obmascik( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in Swedish and held by 1 library worldwide
Nian du niao shi The big year ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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オブマシック, マーク
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