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Author Coburn, Broughton, 1951-

Title The vast unknown [Axis 360 electronic resource] : America's first ascent of Everest / Broughton Coburn.

Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 300, [8] p. of plates) : col. ill., map.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Dragons at play. A vertical playground ; From Dartmouth dorms to Teton tents ; A distant vision ; Entering the arena ; Acceptance and invitations ; Beyond the Tetons ; Scientists and shrinks ; A trial run-- or hike ; To the other side of the Earth ; Convergences and close calls ; Treading a path between India and China ; Goals and roles ; Intersecting worlds ; Words from on high -- The vast unknown. Long live the Crow ; Taming the beast ; Uncertainty ; Retreat in victory ; Synchronized climbing ; A wild idea ; A one-way round trip ; The vast unknown ; A biblical calm -- Cherishing mystery. The vigorous life ; The bliss-giving goddess ; Transitions.
Summary Chronicles the first American expedition to Mount Everest in May 1963, profiling the team of climbers while examining the impact the mission had on the American consciousness and sense of identity during the Cold War.
Subject American Mount Everest Expedition (1963)
Mountaineering expeditions -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Mountaineers -- United States.
Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) -- Description and travel.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Coburn, Broughton, 1951- Vast unknown. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, [2013] 9780307887146 (DLC) 2012040986 (OCoLC)806016203
ISBN 9780307887160 (electronic bk.)
0307887162 (electronic bk.)
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