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Fallen giants : a history of Himalayan Mountaineering from the age of empire to the age of extremes

Author: Maurice Isserman; Stewart Angas Weaver; Dee Molenaar
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
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"In this illustrated book, historians Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver present the first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. They offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s, and they compellingly evoke the social and cultural worlds that gave rise to those expeditions." "The book recounts the adventures of such figures as Martin Conway, who led  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Isserman; Stewart Angas Weaver; Dee Molenaar
ISBN: 9780300164206 0300164203 9780300115017 0300115016
OCLC Number: 181424034
Awards: Winner of Banff Mountain Book Festival James Monroe Thorington Award for Mountaineering History 2008.
Winner of National Outdoor Book Award: Biography and History 2008.
Description: xii, 579 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: When men and mountains meet --
The age of empire, 1892-1914 --
Because it is there : George Mallory and the fight for Everest, 1921-1924 --
A random harvest of delight, 1929-1933 --
Himalayan hey-day, 1934-1939 --
The golden age postponed, 1940-1950 --
Don't be a chicken-hearted fellow : Everest, 1950-1953 --
The golden age of Himalayan climbing, 1953-1960 --
New frontiers, new faces, 1961-1970 --
The age of extremes, 1971-1996.
Responsibility: Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver ; with maps and peak sketches by Dee Molenaar.
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Offers accounts of the most significant climbs of the Himalayan mountains since the 1890s, and evokes the social and cultural worlds that gave rise to those expeditions. This book discusses the  Read more...

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