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Title The world beneath their feet : mountaineering, madness, and the deadly race to summit the Himalayas / Scott Ellsworth.
Author Ellsworth, Scott (Historian), author.
Publication New York : : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations, map
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"-- Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
Subject Mountaineering -- Himalaya Mountains -- History.
Mountaineering -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) -- History.
Mountaineering -- Pakistan -- K2 (Mountain) -- History.
Mountaineers -- Biography.
Himalaya Mountains -- Description and travel.
Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) -- Description and travel.
K2 (Pakistan : Mountain) -- Description and travel.
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia.
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Mountaineering.
Genre Biographies.
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Ellsworth, Scott. World beneath their feet. First edition. New York : : Little, Brown and Company, 2020 9780316434867 (OCoLC)1107325814
ISBN 9780316434874 (electronic bk.)
0316434876 (electronic bk.)

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