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Everest : Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak
《珠穆朗玛峰: 世界最高峰上的胜利与代价》
Matt Dickinson
麦特·迪更森
2005-6-8 14:54:41   
Everest : Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak
《珠穆朗玛峰: 世界最高峰上的胜利与代价》
Matt Dickinson
麦特·迪更森

Synopsis:
This interactive book brings the world's mightiest peak alive in a way no traditional book can.

Readers can chart a route on an early map of Everest, hold a Tibetan prayer flag like the ones generations of mountaineers have left at Everest's summit, and examine a dossier (complete with survival tips) for commercial clients attempting to climb the mountain.

Detailed chapters cover the enduring mystery of George Mallory’s death on Everest; Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s triumphant first steps on the summit; the Chinese team’s scaling of the mountain from Tibet; Reinhold Messner’s two monumental climbs (one without supplemental oxygen, the other solo); the 1983 American summit via the treacherous East Face; and the heartbreaking 1996 tragedy that claimed the lives of eight climbers during a lethal storm.

Sidebars provide a wealth of additional information—from Everest’s unique geography to the effects of altitude, to the Sherpa culture—while extensive backmatter includes a chronology, glossary, an Everest records chart, Everest “Hall of Fame” profiles, and other reference materials for climbing aficionados.

The pre-war attempts, the dangerous conditions, the recent discovery of long-lost climber George Mallory's body are featured, along with the history of the mountain, its geography, and the myths and legends which surround it.




故事梗概:
这本互动性的书以一种传统书籍达不到的方式把这座世界上最为强大的山峰活生生的带到读者的眼前。

读者可以在早期珠穆朗玛峰地图上绘制一条路线,还可以举一个西藏祷告者旗帜,就像那些一代又一代的登山者插在珠峰峰顶的旗帜一样。同时为试图攀登的商业客户检查档案卷宗(包括生存技巧)。

 

书中详细讲述了乔治·马洛里在珠穆朗玛峰的神秘之死,埃德蒙·希拉里先生和丹增·诺尔盖 先生首次踏足峰顶的成功壮举;中国登山队从西藏(人类历史上首次从北侧山脊登上地球之颠)出发登顶;莱因霍尔德·梅斯纳尔的两次具有纪念意义的登顶(一次是无氧攀登,一次是单人完成);1983年美国人经过险峻的东面登顶和1996年那次令人心碎悲剧:一场致命的风暴使8名登山者牺牲。

 




附带报道中提供了大量的附加信息,从珠穆朗玛峰独特的地理环境到海拔高度的所产生的影响,到夏尔巴文化。丰富的书后补充材料包括了纪年表,术语表,登珠穆朗玛峰记录表,珠峰名人堂和其他一些供登山迷们的参考材料。




这本书还特别写到了战前的一些登山的尝试,危险的环境,和最近发现了失踪已久的登山者乔治·马洛里的尸体, 同时讲述了这座山的历史,地理和围绕着它的神话与传奇。

 

Comment:
● These gripping accounts of adventure and danger will mesmerize readers from cover to cover! Stunning illustrations and compelling text provide an up-close look at six famous ascents of the world’s highest mountain.

评价:
○这些引人入胜的关于冒险和危险的记录会让读者手不释卷!另人目眩的插图和吸引人的文字使读者能够更近一步的了解6次著名的攀登珠穆朗玛峰的事迹。


Introduction of author
● Name: Matt Dickinson
● Nationality: British
● Position: Film-maker and Writer
● Main work:
The Death Zone: Climbing Everest Through the Killer Storm
The Other side of Everest: Climbing the north face through the killer storm
Everest: The Final Secret


作者简介
○ 姓名:麦特·迪更森
○ 国籍:英国
○ 地位:电影制作人,作家
○ 主要作品:
《死亡地带:在死亡风暴中攀登珠峰》
《珠穆朗玛峰的另一面:在死亡风暴中攀登北脊》
《珠穆朗玛峰:最后的秘密》

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