Everest by The Royal Geographic Society
Summit of Achievement

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Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first successful ascent of the world's highest mountain, Everest takes readers into the exhilarating world of exploration and expedition from 1910 through today. 400+ photos.
 

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Published April 22, 2003 by Simon & Schuster. 252 pages
Genres: History, Self Help, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Completing the trio of new books on George Mallory (see Ghosts of Everest and Lost on Everest, above), this breathtakingly illustrated volume unfolds as a vivid, engaging pictorial documentary, offering an incredible armchair adventure on the roof of the world.

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Some of the pieces are enlightening, especially those detailing the reactions of Nepalese and Tibetan locals to the people who came tromping into their lands in the late 19th and early 20th centuries simply to scale the mountains (a beyond-foolish endeavor, they thought).

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