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100 1  Ellsworth, Scott|c(Historian),|eauthor. 
245 14 The world beneath their feet :|bmountaineering, madness, 
       and the deadly race to summit the Himalayas /|cScott 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|b: Little, Brown and Company,|c2020. 
300    xix, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates :
       |billustrations, map ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-379) and 
505 00 |tPrologue: the last place on Earth. Ice axes and dinner 
       jackets --|tA wind from the East --|tEverest, 1933 --|tThe
       new Emersonians --|tNanga parbat --|tShangri-La --|tYogis 
       and yak meat --|tA knock at the door --|tMurder mountain -
       -|tTriumph, and trouble --|tAn American Everest --|tA bit 
       East of the plaza --|tThe North face --|tThe summer at the
       end of the world --|tWar --|tA new world --|tThe 
       brightness of their rising --|tGlory, strength, and 
       decency --|tEpilogue: to the stars. 
520    "While tension steadily rose between European powers in 
       the 1930s, a different kind of battle was raging across 
       the Himalayas. Contingents from Great Britain, Nazi 
       Germany, and the United States had set up rival camps at 
       the base of the mountains, all hoping to become recognized
       as the fastest, strongest, and bravest climbers in the 
       world. Carried on across nearly the entire sweep of the 
       Himalayas, this contest involved not only the greatest 
       mountain climbers of the era, but statesmen and 
       millionaires, world-class athletes and bona fide 
       eccentrics, scientists and generals, obscure villagers and
       national heroes. Centered in the 1930s, with one brief, 
       shining postwar coda, the contest was a struggle between 
       hidebound traditionalists and unknown innovators, one that
       featured new techniques and equipment, unbelievable 
       courage and physical achievement, and unparalleled valor. 
       And death. One Himalayan peak alone, Nanga Parbat in 
       Kashmir, claimed twenty-five lives in less than three 
650  0 Mountaineering|zHimalaya Mountains|xHistory. 
650  0 Mountaineering|zEverest, Mount (China and Nepal)|xHistory.
650  0 Mountaineering|zPakistan|zK2 (Mountain)|xHistory. 
650  0 Mountaineers|vBiography. 
651  0 Himalaya Mountains|xDescription and travel. 
651  0 Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)|xDescription and travel. 
651  0 K2 (Pakistan : Mountain)|xDescription and travel. 
655  7 Biographies.|2lcgft 
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