Eyewitness: Everest (Eyewitness Books) by Rebecca Stephens

By Rebecca Stephens

That includes an extra-sturdy library binding! here's an unique and fascinating new consultant to the enchanting demanding situations of lifestyles and loss of life at the world's maximum mountain levels. unbelievable, full-color pictures of mystery mountain kingdoms and scenes of brave climbers as they overcome the summits current an inspiring "eyewitness" view of the majesty of mountains. See castles one of the clouds, cable autos, funiculars, and steep mountain roads, misplaced ruins of the fabled Inca and Aztec civilizations, and dramatic waterfalls and rock formations. find out how mountains are created, the place to hunt defend in an avalanche, why the physique of Otzi, the Ice guy, lay undiscovered for hundreds of years, and why the Crusaders perched castles on peaks. become aware of the reality in the back of yetis and different mountain myths, what particularly occurred on Mallory and Irvine's deadly excursion to Everest, the sacrifice of the ice maidens of the Andes, how climbers take on a sheer rock face, and lots more and plenty even more.

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NOEL ODELL ON HIS LAST SIGHTING OF MALLORY AND IRVINE Climbing rope FROZEN EVIDENCE The first clue about Mallory and Irvine’s fate was an ice-ax found high on the mountain in 1993. The bodies of the two men were nowhere to be seen. But remarkably, in 1995, 75 years after they disappeared, the body of Mallory was found. His injuries suggested that he had fallen, but there is not enough evidence to prove whether or not he and Irvine made it to the top. Irvine’s ice-ax Hillary and Tenzing ROUTE TO THE SUMMIT Until world war ii, all efforts to reach the summit of Everest were made by British expeditions.

Although expensive to buy, solar panels are cheap to run, and the energy they produce is clean and removes the need to fell more trees for firewood. SOIL ON THE MOVE Cutting down forests on mountain slopes can lead to severe soil erosion. In Nepal, it is estimated that€more than 300,000 tons of topsoil is washed off bare hillsides every year. 5€cm) of topsoil to be replaced by natural processes, so the effects of soil erosion are devastating both in the short term and long term. Fur turns pure white in winter TURNING UP THE HEAT Mountain animals, such as the Arctic fox, are well adapted to cold conditions.

Stranded by blizzards, their food ran out, and almost half of the group died before the others were rescued. PURE NUGGETS Scalp-hair fringes Gold is just one example of many minerals that have been extracted in the North American mountains. During the 1890s, prospectors endured bitterly cold winters in their desperate quest to find nuggets of the precious metal. A hotel in Dawson City in the Klondike region, 1898 GOLD RUSH When the first prospectors discovered gold reserves, thousands flocked to the Yukon Territory in northwestern Canada, hoping to make their fortune.

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