Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 9780676979190. Rubbing/bruising to edges of d/j. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Heavy/oversize item-additional shipping charges may be required depending on speed/destination requested.; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.70 inches; 672 pages.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. pp. xiv  655. Second impression of first edition. "In a monumental work of history and adventure, ten years in the writing, Wade Davis asks not whether George Mallory was the first to reach the summit of Everest, but rather why he kept on climbing on that fateful day. His answer lies in a single phrase uttered by one of the survivors as they retreated from the mountain: "The price of life is death." Mallory walked on because for him, as for all of his generation, death was but "a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day." As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war. They were not cavalier, but death was no stranger. They had seen so much of it that it had no hold on them. What mattered was how one lived, the moments of being alive."
As New. Book The book looks like new, unread and clean. Edges are sharp and fine. No tears or creases. No stain, writing or reminder marks. The binding is straight and tight. The book itself is very nice. Beatifully written and rich with detail, this book is a classic account of exploration and endurance, and a timeless portrait of an extraordinary generations of adventures.
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