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This is a second-hand hardcover book

Condition: The dust jacket has light surface rubbing, and there is a light impression of an old price in the top corner of the second page. The rest of the book has no faults; it's in near new condition.

Dimensions: 199x256mm
Pages: 344
Publisher: Craig Potton Publishing
Publication date: 2003 first edition

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John Pascoe
By Chris Maclean

In his heyday, John Pascoe (1908-1972) was known a `Man of the Mountains', an accolade he earned for climbing virgin peaks and as the author of numerous books on early exploration and mountaineering. This reputation was won through sheer determination and stamina, as Pascoe was not blessed with the physique of an adventurer. But these achievements have tended to obscure his other remarkable contributions to New Zealand life - as a photographer, historian, archivist and administrator. In this lively and revealing biography, Chris Maclean looks beyond Pascoe's alpine exploits, which made him a legend in his lifetime, to draw a memorable portrait of a generous, vital and enthusiastic man.

The story of John Pascoe and his family is also the story of post-war New Zealand. Using a wealth of private sources, particularly Pascoe's own frank and opinionated letters; Chris Maclean delineates a family's triumphs and sorrows, and the social changes they lived through.

Illustrated with more than 300 photographs, many of them taken by John Pascoe, this book will appeal to those who share his passion for the outdoors, and to anyone interested in New Zealand's historical and cultural development in the 20th century. Above all, John Pascoe is an inspiring account of a life lived well, and to the full.

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