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    Description29 May 2013 is the sixtieth anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. The allure of Everest remains undimmed, and the publication of this unique book celebrates this most majestic of mountains, with exclusive access to the photographic imagery and private archives of celebrated climber and photographer George Lowe, the last surviving member of that triumphant expedition. Not only the anniversary of the first ascent, 2013 sees other significant Everest anniversaries: 50 years since the first American ascent; 35 years since the first ascent without supplementary oxygen; and 25 years since the first ascent by a route up the South Buttress on the eastern Kangshung Face. An outstanding team of mountaineers and distinguished contributors associated with Everest provide their reflections and tributes, helping to create a remarkable visual and personal testimony to this historic event and to a mountain like no other.


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    Title
    The Conquest of Everest
    Subtitle
    Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Lowe, By (author) Huw Lewis-Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,460 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500544235
    ISBN 10: 0500544239
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKAH
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AJCR
    B&T Approval Code: A06402700
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHO014000, SPO029000
    B&T Approval Code: R09504300
    DC22: 796.52209549
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKAH
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 796.522095496
    BISAC region code: 2.3.4.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: AJF
    DC22: 796.522095496/0222
    LC classification: GV199.44.E85 L69 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    Anniversary
    Illustrations note
    163 illustrations, 62 in colour
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    15 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    This handsomely published work provides a visual account of one of the most significant accomplishments in the history of mountaineering. . . . Though Lowe is seldom credited for the significant role he played as a climber and talented photographer on the expedition, his photographs both black-and-white and color provide the dramatic illustrations of the ascent. . . . Recommended.