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Everest and conquest in the Himalaya : science and courage on the world's highest mountain

Author: Richard Sale; George W Rodway
Publisher: Barnsley : Pen & Sword Discovery, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating study of the dramatic history of Everest climbs describes in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in scientific knowledge that made the conquest possible. Their account gives a compelling insight into the science of mountaineering as well as the physical and psychological challenges faced.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sale; George W Rodway
ISBN: 9781848841390 1848841396
OCLC Number: 739255963
Description: vi, 231 pages, [24] leaves of plates (chiefly color) : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The early quest for extreme altitude --
Reaching the highest summits --
The next generation --
The slippery slope --
Redefining the game.
Responsibility: Richard Sale and George Rodway.

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This fascinating study of the dramatic history of Everest climbs describes in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in scientific knowledge that made the conquest possible. Their account gives a compelling insight into the science of mountaineering as well as the physical and psychological challenges faced.

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