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Hillary & Norgay : to the top of Mount Everest / Heather Whipple.

By: Whipple, Heather.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: In the footsteps of explorers: Publisher: St. Catharines, Ont. : Crabtree Pub., c2007Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780778724186 (rlb); 0778724182 (rlb); 9780778724544 (pb); 0778724549 (pb).Other title: Hillary and Norgay.Subject(s): Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008 -- Juvenile literature | Tenzing Norkey, 1914-1986 -- Juvenile literature | Hillary, Edmund, Sir -- Juvenile literature | Hillary, Edmund, Sir | Mountaineers -- New Zealand -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Mountaineers -- Nepal -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Mountaineers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Mountaineering -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) -- Juvenile literature | Hillary, Edmund, Sir, 1919 -- -Children's non-fictionGenre/Form: Children's nonfiction.DDC classification: C796.5220922 | B
Contents:
The highest mountain -- The next frontier -- Because it was there -- Bee keeper's son -- Sherpa climber -- The top of the world -- Life on the mountain -- Mountain dwellers -- Down the mountain -- The Everest legacy.
What is Everest? -- Before Hillary and Tenzing : attempts at Everest -- The early life of Edmund Hillary -- The early life of Tenzing Norgay -- At the top of the world -- Surviving Mount Everest -- The sherpas -- After Everest -- Everest after Hillary and Tenzing.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, on a British expedition in 1953. The achievement was hailed around the world and launched a 20th century obsession with climbing ever higher. This exciting new book describes their perilous journey as well as their relationship and Norgay's role as a Sherpa guide.

Includes index.

The highest mountain -- The next frontier -- Because it was there -- Bee keeper's son -- Sherpa climber -- The top of the world -- Life on the mountain -- Mountain dwellers -- Down the mountain -- The Everest legacy.

What is Everest? -- Before Hillary and Tenzing : attempts at Everest -- The early life of Edmund Hillary -- The early life of Tenzing Norgay -- At the top of the world -- Surviving Mount Everest -- The sherpas -- After Everest -- Everest after Hillary and Tenzing.

Primary, intermediate.

For primary and intermediate school students.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • The Highest Mountain (p. 4)
  • The Next Frontier (p. 6)
  • Because It Was There (p. 8)
  • Bee Keeper's Son (p. 10)
  • Sherpa Climber (p. 12)
  • The Top of the World (p. 14)
  • Life on the Mountain (p. 18)
  • Mountain Dwellers (p. 22)
  • Down the Mountain (p. 26)
  • The Everest Legacy (p. 30)
  • Glossary and Index (p. 32)