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Title:
Everest
Author:
Stephens, Rebecca.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
64 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.4 1.0 87206.
ISBN:
9780789473950

9780789473981

9780756600013
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Here is an original and exciting new guide to the enthralling challenges of life and death on the world's greatest mountain ranges. Spectacular, full-color photographs of secret mountain kingdoms and scenes of courageous climbers as they conquer the summits present an inspiring "eyewitness" view of the majesty of mountains. See castles among the clouds, cable cars, funiculars, and steep mountain roads, lost ruins of the fabled Inca and Aztec civilizations, and dramatic waterfalls and rock formations. Learn how mountains are created, where to seek shelter in an avalanche, why the body of Otzi, the Ice Man, lay undiscovered for centuries, and why the Crusaders perched castles on peaks. Discover the truth behind yetis and other mountain myths, what really happened on Mallory and Irvine's fatal expedition to Everest, the sacrifice of the ice maidens of the Andes, how climbers tackle a sheer rock face, and much much more.


Table of Contents

Mountains of the worldp. 6
Mountains in the makingp. 8
The Seven Summitsp. 10
Mountain featuresp. 12
Wind and weatherp. 14
Life at the topp. 16
Mountain specialistsp. 18
People of the Himalayasp. 20
European mountain peoplep. 24
Lords of the Andesp. 26
North American mountain peoplep. 30
Gods, myths, and legendsp. 32
Homes in high placesp. 34
Making a livingp. 36
Mountain travelp. 38
Early days of mountaineeringp. 40
The ultimate challengep. 42
Hillary and Tenzingp. 44
Traverses and triumphsp. 46
Clothes and equipmentp. 48
Surviving extremesp. 50
Mountain rescuep. 52
Climbing techniquesp. 54
Mountain sportsp. 56
The Winter Olympicsp. 58
Disaster!p. 60
Saving the summitsp. 62
Indexp. 64

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