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Tiger Of The Snows

Author : Robert Burleigh
ISBN : 9781481428415
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Growing up at the foot of Mount Everest, a Sherpa boy named Tenzing Norgay dreamed about one day being the first to climb the giant in his backyard. For years he practiced, carrying loads of rocks in his backpack to grow stronger, prowling the mountain's lower levels; later, carrying loads of equipment for other adventurers, but always, always, wanting to climb himself. But his dream never seemed possible until he met Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand beekeeper who shared Tenzing's dream. By working together every step of the way, two men from entirely different backgrounds climbed into the clouds, to the peak of Mount Everest. However, as the years passed, only Hilary's name lived on in the history books while, in the west, Norgay's was mostly forgotten. In Tiger of the Snows, Robert Burleigh introduces young readers to one of the Far East's greatest heroes and tells the long-neglected story of a litle boy with an unimaginable dream, who refused to be daunted by the world's most daunting mountain, and who came to be known as the tiger of the snows. Caldecott winner Ed Young brings Everest to life with hauntingly, subtly beautiful animal imageries and resplendent colors, capturing the breathtaking grandeur and life force of the mountain the Nepalese call Mother Goddess of the Earth.
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Tiger Of The Snows

Author : Tenzing Norkey
ISBN : OCLC:1022206572
Genre : Eversest, Mount (China and Nepal)
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Tigers Of The Snow And Other Virtual Sherpas

Author : Vincanne Adams
ISBN : 0691001111
Genre : Social Science
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Sherpas are portrayed by Westerners as heroic mountain guides, or "tigers of the snow," as Buddhist adepts, and as a people in touch with intimate ways of life that seem no longer available in the Western world. In this book, Vincanne Adams explores how attempts to characterize an "authentic" Sherpa are complicated by Western fascination with Sherpas and by the Sherpas' desires to live up to Western portrayals of them. Noting that diplomatic aides at world summit meetings go by the name "Sherpa," as do a van in the U.K. built for rough terrain and a software product from Silicon Valley, Adams examines the "authenticating" effects of this mobile signifier on a community of Himalayan Sherpas who live at the base of Mount Everest, Nepal, and its "deauthenticating" effects on anthropological representation. This book speaks not only to anthropologists concerned with ethnographic portrayals of Otherness but also to those working in cultural studies who are concerned with ethnographically grounded analyses of representations. Throughout Adams illustrates how one might undertake an ethnography of transnationally produced subjects by using the notion of "virtual" identities. In a manner informed by both Buddhism and shamanism, virtual Sherpas are always both real and distilled reflections of the desires that produce them.
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Fallen Giants

Author : Maurice Isserman
ISBN : 9780300164206
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In the first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in 50 years, the authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s, and they compellingly evoke the social and cultural worlds that gave rise to those expeditions.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tigers Of The Snow

Author : Jonathan Neale
ISBN : 9781429978583
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The true story of the tragedy and survival on one of the world's most dangerous mountains. In 1922 Himalayan climbers were British gentlemen, and their Sherpa and Tibetan porters were "coolies," unskilled and inexperienced casual laborers. By 1953 Sherpa Tenzing Norgay stood on the summit of Everest, and the coolies had become the "Tigers of the Snow." Jonathan Neale's absorbing new book is both a compelling history of the oft-forgotten heroes of mountaineering and a gripping account of the expedition that transformed the Sherpas into climbing legends. In 1934 a German-led team set off to climb the Himalayan peak of Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain on earth. After a disastrous assault in 1895, no attempt had been made to conquer the mountain for thirty-nine years. The new Nazi government was determined to prove German physical superiority to the rest of the world. A heavily funded expedition was under pressure to deliver results. Like all climbers of the time, they did not really understand what altitude did to the human body. When a hurricane hit the leading party just short of the summit, the strongest German climbers headed down and left the weaker Germans and the Sherpas to die on the ridge. What happened in the next few days of death and fear changed forever how the Sherpa climbers thought of themselves. From that point on, they knew they were the decent and responsible people of the mountain. Jonathan Neale interviewed many old Sherpa men and women, including Ang Tsering, the last man off Nanga Parbat alive in 1934. Impeccably researched and superbly written, Tigers of the Snow is the compelling narrative of a climb gone wrong, set against the mountaineering history of the early twentieth century, the haunting background of German politics in the 1930s, and the hardship and passion of life in the Sherpa valleys.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
ISBN : STANFORD:36105011809337
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Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (July - December)
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Rosicrucian Digest

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Tenzing Norgay

Author : Sri M. Balaram
ISBN : 9788128010064
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Tenzing Norgay was known as the Tiger of the Snows because of his passion for mountains and mountaineering. His story is an inspiration to all, the story of a person from a very humble backgound who dared to dream of reaching the highest peak in the world. It is the story of his indomitable spirit which saw him attempt Everest several times, before finally reaching its summit along with Edmund Hillary on 29 May 1953. Tenzing’s best-known legacy to Indian mountaineering is the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), which he nurtured almost up to his death in 1986. Here he used his skill he'd learned over a lifetime and passed them down to younger generations. They were simple skills - courage, determination, resourcefulness and the ability to face challenges - skills that were the secret of his success and made him a figure as large as the mountains he loved.

Calcutta Municipal Gazette

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00742915V
Genre : Community development, Urban
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Catalog Of Copyright Entries

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
ISBN : UOM:39015050651523
Genre : American drama
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Insights Into Literature

Author : Mark Van Doren
ISBN : STANFORD:36105126991145
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Tenzing Norgay And The Sherpas Of Everest

Author : Tashi Tenzing
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110371338
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Describes some of the most famous climbs of Mount Everest focusing on the career of Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa, who made the first successful ascent of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, and looks at Sherpa society and history.
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Imperial Ascent

Author : Peter L. Bayers
ISBN : UOM:39015056905907
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A comparative study of seven popular twentieth-century mountaineering narratives compares perspectives, from the imperial aspirations of British climbers to the more down-to-earth musings of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. (Sports & Recreation)
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Author : Anonimo
ISBN : 013050288X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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