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Mountaineers : great tales of bravery and conquest

Author: Ed Douglas; Richard Gilbert; Philip Parker; Alasdair Macleod
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Smithsonian Institution : DK, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Douglas; Richard Gilbert; Philip Parker; Alasdair Macleod
ISBN: 9780756686826 0756686822
OCLC Number: 694830209
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 360 p. : chiefly col. ill., ports. ; 30 cm.
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.
Responsibility: [written by Ed Douglas ; additional writing, Richard Gilbert, Philip Parker, Alasdair Macleod].
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"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.

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