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THE TOP OF THE WORLD CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST Steve Jenkins 1999 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 3 Copies Available
By Jenkins, Steve
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Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1999, 1st edition. 32 pp, color illustrations. Tall hardcover with dust jacket. Near Fine to Fine. 

An Everest book for children ages 6-10. Addressing readers as would-be Everest explorers, Jenkins's book is a compendium of historical info and practical tips, illustrated with stunning cut-paper collage. Describes the conditions and terrain of Mount Everest, vividly bringing to life the attempts that have been made to scale this peak, and provides general information about the equipment and techniques of mountain climbing. Reprint.Describes the conditions and terrain of Mount Everest, attempts that have been made to scale this peak, and general information about the equipment and techniques of mountain climbing.
 
In this stunning picture book, Steve Jenkins takes us to Mount Everest - exploring its history, geography, climate, and culture. This unique book takes readers on the ultimate adventure of climbing the great mountain. Travel along and learn what to pack for such a trek and the hardships one may suffer on the way to the top. Avalanches, frostbite, frigid temperatures, wind, and limited oxygen are just a few of the dangers that make scaling this peak one of the most extreme physical challenges one can experience. To stand on the top of Mount Everest is to stand on top of the world. With informative text and exquisitely detailed cut paper illustrations, Steve Jenkins brings this extreme journey alive for young adventurers. 

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