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The Resource The world beneath their feet : mountaineering, madness, and the deadly race to summit the Himalayas, Scott Ellsworth

The world beneath their feet : mountaineering, madness, and the deadly race to summit the Himalayas, Scott Ellsworth

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The world beneath their feet : mountaineering, madness, and the deadly race to summit the Himalayas
Title
The world beneath their feet
Title remainder
mountaineering, madness, and the deadly race to summit the Himalayas
Statement of responsibility
Scott Ellsworth
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was raging across the Himalayas. Contingents from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States had set up rival camps at the base of the mountains, all hoping to become recognized as the fastest, strongest, and bravest climbers in the world. Carried on across nearly the entire sweep of the Himalayas, this contest involved not only the greatest mountain climbers of the era, but statesmen and millionaires, world-class athletes and bona fide eccentrics, scientists and generals, obscure villagers and national heroes. Centered in the 1930s, with one brief, shining postwar coda, the contest was a struggle between hidebound traditionalists and unknown innovators, one that featured new techniques and equipment, unbelievable courage and physical achievement, and unparalleled valor. And death. One Himalayan peak alone, Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, claimed twenty-five lives in less than three years"--
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Publisher's description
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YDX
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Ellsworth, Scott
Dewey number
796.522/095496
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountaineers
  • Himalaya Mountains
  • Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
  • K2 (Pakistan : Mountain)
Label
The world beneath their feet : mountaineering, madness, and the deadly race to summit the Himalayas, Scott Ellsworth
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1107325814
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316434867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The world beneath their feet : mountaineering, madness, and the deadly race to summit the Himalayas, Scott Ellsworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1107325814
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316434867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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