Author: Maurice Herzog
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453220739
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Annapurna from the Author: Maurice Herzog. One of Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time: A gripping firsthand account of one of the most daring climbing expeditions in history. Annapurna I is the name given to the 8,100-meter mountain that ranks among the most forbidding in the Himalayan chain. Dangerous not just for its extreme height but for a long and treacherous approach, its summit proved unreachable until 1950, when a group of French mountaineers made a mad dash for its peak. They became the first men to accomplish the feat, doing so without oxygen tanks or any of the modern equipment that contemporary climbers use. The adventure nearly cost them their lives. Maurice Herzog dictated this firsthand account of the remarkable trek from a hospital bed as he recovered from injuries sustained during the climb. An instant bestseller, it remains one of the most famous mountaineering books of all time, and an enduring testament to the power of the human spirit.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Author: Sanjeev Mathur
Publisher: Sanjeev Mathur
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek from the Author: Sanjeev Mathur. ‘A Picture is worth a thousand words’ is the underlying motif behind the creation of this photo book on one of the most famous treks of Nepal, The Annapurna Base Camp Trek or The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The Annapurna Conservation Area is a well-known trekking region. There are three major trekking routes in the Annapurna region—the Jomsom Trek to Jomsom and Muktinath; the Annapurna Sanctuary route to Annapurna Base Camp; and the Annapurna Circuit, which circles the Annapurna Himal itself and includes the Jomsom route. The Annapurna Sanctuary route covered in this book transposes one to the icy heartland of the Annapurna range, a magnificent amphitheater surrounded by peaks ranging from 6000 to 8000 meters. This book encapsulates this amazing land and its culture through its photographs.

True Summit

Author: David Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476737878
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True Summit from the Author: David Roberts. In a startling look at the classic Annapurna -- the most famous book about mountaineering -- David Roberts discloses what really happened on the legendary expedition to the Himalayan peak. In June 1950, a team of mountaineers was the first to conquer an 8,000-meter peak. Maurice Herzog, the leader of the expedition, became a national hero in France, and Annapurna, his account of the historic ascent, has long been regarded as the ultimate tale of courage and cooperation under the harshest of conditions. In True Summit, David Roberts presents a fascinating revision of this classic tale. Using newly available documents and information gleaned from a rare interview with Herzog (the only climber on the team still living), Roberts shows that the expedition was torn by dissent. As he re-creates the actual events, Roberts lays bare Herzog's self-serving determination and bestows long-delayed credit to the most accomplished and unsung heroes. These new revelations will inspire young adventurers and change forever the way we think about this victory in the mountains and the climbers who achieved it.

Tectonics Of The Himalaya

Author: S. Mukherjee
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 1862397031
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Tectonics Of The Himalaya from the Author: S. Mukherjee. The Himalayan mountain belt, which developed during the India–Asia collision starting about 55 Ma ago, is a dramatically active orogen and it is regarded as the classic collisional orogen. It is characterized by an impressively continuous 2500 km of tectonic units, thrusts and normal faults, as well as large volumes of high-grade metamorphic rocks and granites exposed at the surface. This constitutes an invaluable field laboratory, where amazing crustal sections can be observed directly in very deep gorges. It is possible to unravel the tectonic and metamorphic evolution of litho-units, to observe the mechanisms of exhumation of deep-seated rocks and the propagation of the deformation. Himalayan tectonics has been the target of many studies from numerous international researchers over the years. In the last 15 years there has been an explosion of data and theories from both geological and geophysical perspectives. This book presents the results of integrated multidisciplinary studies, including geology, petrology, magmatism, geochemistry, geochronology and geophysics, of the structures and processes affecting the continental lithosphere. These processes and their spatial and temporal evolution have major consequences on the geometry and kinematics of the India–Eurasia collision zone.

Wheat Production In Stressed Environments

Author: H.T. Buck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402054971
Size: 60.72 MB
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Wheat Production In Stressed Environments from the Author: H.T. Buck. Providing a unique overview to wheat and related species, this book comprises the proceedings of the 7th International Wheat Conference, held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, at the end of 2005. Leading scientists from all over the world, specialized in different areas that contribute to the better understanding of wheat production and use, review the present achievements and discuss the future challenges for the wheat crop.

Wheat In Heat Stressed Environments

Author: David A. Saunders
Publisher: CIMMYT
ISBN: 9789686127874
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Wheat In Heat Stressed Environments from the Author: David A. Saunders. Wheat in hot, dry, irrigated environments, wad medani, sudam; progress of wheat cultivation in the hot environments; breeding for tolerance to heat stress; wheat management and transfer of technology; crop protection in the warm environments; the physiology of heat stress; wheat in warm area, rice-wheat farming systems, Dinajpur, Bangladesh; agronomy; pathology.

The Will To Climb

Author: Ed Viesturs
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307720446
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The Will To Climb from the Author: Ed Viesturs. The bestselling author of The Mountain and No Shortcuts to the Top chronicles his three attempts to climb the world's tenth-highest and statistically deadliest peak while exploring the dramatic and tragic history of others who have made—or attempted—the ascent As a high school student, Ed Viesturs read and was captivated by the French climber Maurice Herzog's famous and grisly account of the first ascent of Annapurna in 1950. When he began his own campaign to climb the world's 14 highest peaks in the late 1980s, Viesturs looked forward with trepidation to undertaking Annapurna himself. Two failures to summit in 2000 and 2002 made Annapurna his nemesis. His successful 2005 ascent was the triumphant capstone of his climbing quest. In The Will to Climb Viesturs and co-author David Roberts bring the extraordinary challenges of Annapurna to vivid life through edge-of-your-seat accounts of the greatest climbs in the mountain’s history, and of his own failed attempts and eventual success. In the process Viesturs ponders what Annapurna reveals about some of our most fundamental moral and spiritual questions--questions, he believes, that we need to answer to lead our lives well.


Author: Siân Pritchard-Jones
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783624493
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Annapurna from the Author: Siân Pritchard-Jones. This guidebook describes 14 multi-day treks in Nepal's captivating Annapurna region, among the foothills of the mighty Himalaya. Routes range between 24km and 200km (15-124 miles) and between 4 and 23 days, with maximum altitudes from 1750m to 5416m. With accommodation options including a mixture of homestay, camping and lodges, trekkers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in their surroundings and experience the warmth and richness of Nepalese hospitality and culture. As well as detailed route description and sketch mapping, the guide presents a wealth of information to help make the most of a trip, including practical advice on transport, visas and permits, when to go, what to take and health and safety. There are notes on different styles of trekking, tips on cultural etiquette and fascinating background information on the region's history, plants and wildlife, culture and religion. Areas covered include Machhapuchhre, Pokhara and Lamjung Himal. The varied treks showcase this inspiring landscape, offering stunning vistas of snow-clad peaks and verdant valleys. From the classic Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary to lesser-known routes, this is the definitive guide to exploring Nepal's most popular trekking region.