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Mountains of the Gods. The Himalaya and the Mountains of Central Asia.

Cameron, Ian [Ed Hillary]

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ISBN 10: 0712603123 / ISBN 13: 9780712603126
Published by Century Publishing Co. Limited, London, 1984
Condition: VG Hardcover
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VG/VG. Small 4to. original plum boards (extremities a little bruised, prev. owner's name to FFE) in dustwrapper (a little loose fitting, rubbed with minor wear to extremities); pp. 248, with numerous illustrations. Heavy item (1.25kg), additional postage may be required for international delivery. A very good copy. [Neate C05]. Flatsigned to title page 'Ed Hillary'. Bookseller Inventory # 005369

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Title: Mountains of the Gods. The Himalaya and the ...

Publisher: Century Publishing Co. Limited, London

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:VG

Dust Jacket Condition: VG

Signed: Association Copy

Edition: First Edition.

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From Library Journal:

In association with the British Royal Geographic Society and with access to their extensive archives, Cameron has produced a fine sourcebook on the Central Asian mountains. Although emphasis is on explorers and climbers, this is not exclusively a mountaineering book. Early chapters deal with geology, history, and inhabitants of this vast region. Cameron traces British exploration, which began about the end of the 18th century triggered by the East India Company, and follows climbers from late 19th century to the present. Quotes from the writings of these hardy visitors make up a considerable part of later chapters, and one can dip into the book almost anywhere and become immersed in their vicissitudes and triumphs. Helen J. Stiles-Wainwright, Colorado Mountain Club Lib., Denver
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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