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Title Himalaya : the exploration & conquest of the greatest mountains on earth / edited by Philip Parker ; foreword by Peter Hillary.

Publication Info. London : Conway, a division of Anova Books Ltd., 2013.
New York, NY distributed in the US and Canada by Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    915.496 HIM    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    915.496 HIM    Available
Description 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
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Note "A Conway book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-187) and index.
Contents Foreword / by Peter Hillary -- Introduction / by Philip Parker -- Anatomy of the Himalaya : the formation and topography of the range / Madeleine Lewis -- Early kingdoms of the Himalaya : the political and cultural history of the region to 1700 / Georgios T. Halkias -- Early travellers and adventurers : the Himalaya to 1815 / Stewart Weaver -- Surveying the Himalaya 1815-1892 / Stewart Weaver -- The opening phase 1891-1918 / Amanda Faber -- Himalaya between the wars 1919-1939 / Stephen Venables -- The conquest of Everest 1940-1953 / Mike Conefrey -- The 'Goldn Age' 1953-1960 / Peter Gillman -- Opening new frontiers, 1961-the present / Doug Scott.
Summary The Himalayas are home to the 14 greatest mountains on the planet--each towering over 26,246 feet. In breathtaking images and panoramic mountain maps, Himalaya marks the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's landmark ascent of Everest, as well as the 50th anniversary of the first successful American expedition. It examines the region's geographical origins, peoples, and discovery by the West, along with heroic pioneering ascents--including K2, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Kangchenjunga, and Lhotse--and new frontiers, routes, and mountaineering techniques.
Subject Mountaineering -- Himalaya Mountains Region -- History.
Himalaya Mountains Region
Himalaya Mountains Region -- History.
Added Author Parker, Philip, 1965- editor of compilation.
Hillary, Peter writer of added commentary.
ISBN 9781844862214

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