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The Call of Everest
Author: Conrad;Breashears, David;McDonald, Bernadette; Anker

ISBN: 9781426210167
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 3 June 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 31.1 x 24.2 x 2.5
Description:
50 years after the historical 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, National Geographic is publishing the ultimate illustrated volume on Everest, featuring legendary mountaineer Conrad Anker's anniversary ascent on the mountain and filled with stories and photographs chosen to capture the danger, the intrigue, the legacy, and the prevailing power of this mountain in the world's imagination.

Geography, geology, history, and culture weave together in an eloquent narrative that stands as a foundation for many contributions, both archival and contemporary, representing the varied facets of the mountain and its meaning. From its geological formation to the sherpas of Nepal, who have lived on its slopes so long its demands have influenced their genetics; from the challenges Everest presents for the most seasoned of climbers to the commercialization of treks and controversies surrounding them; and including the future of this mountain, already showing the impact of global warming in shrinking glaciers, depleted watersheds, and changing weather patterns--the story is epic, global in interest, and ever-changing, even though the mountain...

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