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Mountaineers : great tales of bravery and conquest.

Author: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain); Alpine Club (London, England)
Publisher: London : Dorling Kindersley, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a guide to the most intrepid mountaineers in history, it tells the story of the pioneers who first conquered the giddy heights of our planet.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain); Alpine Club (London, England)
ISBN: 9781405365598 1405365595
OCLC Number: 756593753
Notes: Published in association with The Royal Geographical Society and The Alpine Club.
Description: 360 pages : color illustrations ; 31 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 maontaineers --
Fast and light.

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Tells the story of the pioneers who first conquered the giddy heights of our planet. Full of great tales of endurance and perseverance, it profiles more than 100 of the top mountaineers, from  Read more...

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A stunning new publication from DK. Ed Douglas has done a great job in producing both an informative and entertaining book on this enthralling subject * Trek and Mountain *

 
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