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THE CALL OF EVEREST: THE HISTORY, SCIENCE AND FUTURE OF THE WORLD'S TALLEST PEAK National Geographic Large Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available
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Full Author List: National Geographic, Conrad Anker,  Bernadette McDonald, David Breashears, Broughton Coburn and Thomas Hornbein

USA, 2013. 304 pp, many color photos, maps.  Large format hardcover with dust jacket. Near Fine to Fine. Book is 12'' x 9 1/2'', net weight is 4 lbs. 

This is a large book and extra postage will be requested for Media, Priority or International Mail.
 
Gripping and sumptuous, this is a definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain. In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first successful climb up the hazardous West Ridge (a climb so difficult no one has yet repeated it).

In 2012, adventurer Conrad Anker led a National Geographic/The North Face team up the mountain to enact a legacy climb. Environmental changes and overcrowding led to challenges and disappointments, but yet the mountain maintains its allure. Now, steely-eyed Anker leads a team of writers in a book designed to celebrate the world's most famous mountain, to look back over the years of climbing triumphs and tragedies, and to spotlight what has changed--and what remains eternal--on Mount Everest.

Telltale signs of Everest's current state, never-before-published photography, and cutting-edge science expose the world's tallest peak--its ancient meaning, its ever-present challenges, and its future in a world of disappearing ice.


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