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Kilimanjaro : to the roof of Africa

Author: Audrey Salkeld
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©2002.
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A British prime minister in Queen Victoria's England once dismissed Kilimanjaro as "that mountain behind Zanzibar with the un-rememberable name." Today, there can be few who don't recognize it's most beautiful and evocative name. From the literature of Ernest Hemingway, from movies, and from a multitude of images, the world is familiar with the Elysian view of elephants and giraffes grazing against the shimmering  Read more...
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Salkeld, Audrey.
Kilimanjaro.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©2002
(OCoLC)697068854
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Audrey Salkeld
ISBN: 0792264665 9780792264668
OCLC Number: 48083951
Description: 271 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
Contents: Mountain of Eden --
Snow on the Equator? --
Let geography perish --
Into the forest --
Scrambling --
Persistence rewarded --
Summer every day, winter every night --
Golden age of climbing --
Volcano --
Uhuru! --
Kilimanjaro at the crossroads --
Epilogue, chronology of exploration.
Responsibility: Audrey Salkeld.
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Providing an exploration of this majestic African icon that is both panoramic in scope and intimate in detail, "Kilimanjaro: Journey to the Roof of Africa" is the companion book to mountaineer and  Read more...

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