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Author Douglas, Ed, 1966-

Title Mountaineers : great tales of bravery and conquest / [written by Ed Douglas ; additional writing, Richard Gilbert, Philip Parker, Alasdair Macleod].

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Smithsonian Institution : DK, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    796.522 DOU    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description 360 p. : chiefly col. ill., ports. ; 30 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents The early mountaineers. Climbing for survival ; What mountains mean ; Mountains and Christianity -- Climbing for science and art. A new frontier ; The cultural heights ; The first summiteers -- The Golden Age of alpinism. A fashion for climbing ; The price of adventure ; "An easy day for a lady" ; Birth of modern alpinism -- Beyond the Alps. The greater ranges ; Climbing in the New World ; Alpinism in Japan -- Slaying the giants. The greatest show on Earth ; Back of an envelope ; The Himalayan Golden Age -- The age of extremes. The North faces ; The unwritten rules ; Women mountaineers ; Fast and light -- Mountain directory.
Summary "Celebrating a rich tradition of bravery, thirst for knowledge, and pursuit of glory, Mountaineers tells the stories of the pioneers who first scaled the heights of this planet."--P. [2] of jacket.
Subject Mountaineers.
Added Author Gilbert, Richard, 1937-
Parker, Philip, 1965-
Macleod, Alasdair, 1963-
ISBN 9780756686826

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