Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK1456-9662
EVEREST THE MAN AND THE MOUNTAIN [Bio George Everest] J.R. Smith 1999 1st UK ed Softcover Fine 2 copies available
By Smith, J.R., Smith, J.R.
Price: $125.00

List Price: $150.00
You Save $25.00 (17%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
UK, 1999, 1st edition. 320 pp, photos, maps. The only biography of the man after whom Mount Everest was named. Not published as a hardback, large paperback. Fine condition.

Before we start, George Everest pronounced is name "Eave-Rest," not Ever-Rest.

Mount Everest is known to everyone – but what of the person after whom it was named? This book traces the life and profession of that person, George Everest. In particular, it covers his life dedicated to surveying in India during the first half of the 19th century.

George Everest went to India at the tender age of 16 but within a few years was leading survey parties into the remotest areas of the subcontinent. His particular passion was geodesy – the determination of the size and shape of the earth -- and he soon became Superintendent of the Great Trigonometrical Survey. In addition, he spent many years as Surveyor General of India.

This work draws heavily on original correspondence archived in India and this gives a good flavor of his character both as a person and as a manager. Everest was a surveyor, linguist, engineer, astronomer and religious philosopher but in the pursuit of his goals he did not suffer fools gladly. It was recorded that he was so indefatigable – his determination to complete his appointed task under extreme conditions was second to none – that his contemporaries were accustomed to speak of him as 'Neverrest'.

This book provides a fascinating insight into the life of a remarkable man and shows amply why the earth’s highest peak now bears his name.



Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
TO THE VERTICAL END OF THE EARTH: THE STORY OF THE 1ST SINGAPORE MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION Steven Wong 1999 1st ed New Softcover 2 Copies Available
By: Wong, Steven
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $5.01 (20%)
- Item # BK2226-9682
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LOST EXPLORER: FINDING MALLORY ON MOUNT EVEREST Anker and Roberts 2001 Softcover Very Good-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Anker, Conrad & David Roberts.
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $12.00, You Save $7.01 (58%)
- Item # BK45B-9532
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD: CHALLENGES IN THE HIMALAYA AND KARAKORAM Reinhold Messner 1999 Softcover Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $19.96 (80%)
- Item # BK345C-9532
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GHOSTS OF EVEREST: THE SEARCH FOR MALLORY AND IRVINE Jochen Hemmleb Eric Simonson 1999 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Hemmleb, Jochen, Larry Johnson and Eric Simonson
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $29.95, You Save $9.96 (33%)
- Item # BK629-9625p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LOST ON EVEREST: THE SEARCH FOR MALLORY AND IRVINE Peter Firstbrook 1999 1st US or Canadian ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Firstbrook, Peter
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $14.96 (60%)
- Item # BK463-9672
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ENDEAVOUR ON EVEREST: CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST ASCENT OF MOUNT EVEREST 2003 Softcover Program Very Good
By: Mount Everest Foundation
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $5.05 (20%)
- Item # BK7775-117
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WILDEST DREAM: THE BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE MALLORY Peter and Leni Gillman 2000 Hardcover or Softcover Fine Multiple copies available
By: Gillman, Peter and Leni
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $18.95, You Save $13.96 (74%)
- Item # BK523-9532
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH EXPOSURE: A LIFELONG PASSION FOR EVEREST AND UNFORGIVING PLACES David Breashears 1999 1st ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Jeff Long [Ghost Writer] Multiple Copies Available
By: Breashears, David and Jeff Long
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $30.01 (75%)
- Item # BK634B-9675
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
YELLOWSTONE: THE CREATION AND SELLING OF AN AMERICAN LANDSCAPE, 1870-1903 Chris J. Magoc 1999 1st ed Softcover Fine
By: Magoc, Chris J.
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # BK3537-637
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH EXPOSURE: A LIFELONG PASSION FOR EVEREST AND UNFORGIVING PLACES David Breashears 1999 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine Multiple Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Breashears, David and Jeff Long
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $26.00, You Save $16.01 (62%)
- Item # BK634C-9624
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


MOUNTAIN MADNESS ADVENTURE SCHEDULE 1996 Scott Fischer Folded Schedule Fine
By: Fischer, Scott
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $25.00 (25%)
- Item # OP8042-954
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SHADOW OF THE SILK ROAD Colin Thubron 2007 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Thubron, Colin
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $25.95, You Save $20.96 (81%)
- Item # BK6902-966
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNT EVEREST: THE RECONNAISSANCE 1921 Howard-Bury and Mallory 1922 1st US ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Howard-Bury, C.K. and George Mallory
Price $250.00 ~ Regular $499.95, You Save $249.95 (50%)
- Item # OP329A-947
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GREAT ADVENTURES AND EXPLORATIONS: FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT, AS TOLD BY THE EXPLORERS THEMSELVES Vilhjalmur Stefansson 1947 1st ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
Price $19.00 ~ Regular $29.95, You Save $10.95 (37%)
- Item # PL4025-960
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STRUCTURE OF THE WHITE RIVER PLATEAU NEAR GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLORADO 1945 Softcover Reprint Article Fine INSCRIBED by Bill McQuown
By: McQuown Jr., William Charles
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $10.05 (33%)
- Item # OP7798-117
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
COLORADO'S MOUNTAIN PLAYGROUNDS Union Pacific 1929 reprint Softcover Near Fine
By: Union Pacific System
Price $30.00
- Item # OP7734A-121
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
VANISHING TRACKS: FOUR YEARS AMONG THE SNOW LEOPARDS OF NEPAL Darla Hillard 1989 Paperback Fine
By: Hillard, Darla
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $5.00 (33%)
- Item # OP641A-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ENDLESS KNOT: K2: MOUNTAIN OF DREAMS AND DESTINY 1991 1st US ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $29.95 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $45.05 (60%)
- Item # BK2234AB-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MALLORY AND IRVINE: THE WILDEST DREAM Mark MacKenzie 2009 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2Copies Available
By: MacKenzie, Mark
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $19.96 (50%)
- Item # BK2299-9472
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE SECRET WORLDS OF COLIN FLETCHER Colin Fletcher 1989 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Fletcher, Colin
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $9.96 (50%)
- Item # BK476-110
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart