Fallen Giants - Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver

Fallen Giants by Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weave is a lively and generously illustrated book in which historians Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver present the first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. They offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s, and they compellingly evoke the social and cultural worlds that gave rise to those expeditions. The book recounts the adventures of such figures as Martin Conway, who led the first authentic Himalayan climbing expedition in 1892; Fanny Bullock Workman, the pioneer explorer of the Karakoram range; George Mallory, the romantic martyr of Mount Everest fame; Charlie Houston, who led American expeditions to K2 in the 1930s and 1950s; Ang Tharkay, the legendary Sherpa, and many others. Throughout, the authors discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and they offer a penetrating analysis of a culture that once emphasised teamwork and fellowship among climbers, but now has been eclipsed by a scramble for individual fame and glory.

Book Title: 

Fallen Giants

Subtitle: 

A History of Himalayan mountaineering from the age of empire to the age of extremes

Author: 

Isserman, Maurice and Weaver, Stewart

Illustrator: 

Dee Molenaar

Publisher: 

Yale University Press

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2008

Binding: 

Soft cover

ISBN: 

978030016420

Pages: 

579

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

25.2 × 17.8 × 3.2 cm

Book Weight: 

1.98 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R450.00

Price: 

R150.00

In Stock: 

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Front cover of Fallen Giants by Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver
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