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    DescriptionAmerican Brad Washburn's impact on his proteges and imitators was as profound as that of any other adventurer in the twentieth century. Unquestionably regarded as the greatest mountaineer in Alaskan history and as one of the finest mountain photographers of all time, Washburn transformed American attitudes toward wilderness and revolutionized the art of mountaineering and exploration in the great ranges. In The Last of His Kind, National Geographic Adventure contributing editor David Roberts goes beyond conventional biography to reveal the essence of this man through the prism of his extraordinary exploits from New England to Chamonix, and from the Himalayas to the Yukon. An exciting narrative of mountain climbing in the twentieth century, The Last of His Kind brings into focus Washburn's deeds in the context of the history of mountaineering, and provides a fascinating look at an amazing culture and the influential icon who shaped it.


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    Title
    The Last of His Kind
    Subtitle
    The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 337
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061560958
    ISBN 10: 0061560952
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, RGR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGB, WSZG
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO001000, SPO029000
    B&T Approval Code: R09504300
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Harper Paperbacks
    Imprint name
    Harper Paperbacks
    Publication date
    15 June 2010