Dr. P. Cryer

"Laffer"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 29% (10 of 34)
Location: Brighton
 

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Everest by Matt Dickinson
Everest by Matt Dickinson
It is churlish of me to rate this book at 3 stars, given the heavily discounted price. However, my expectations were raised by the subtitle: "Triumphs and tragedy on the world's highest peak". I expected an account of a variety of Everest expeditions. Although it touches on some of those expedtions, this is a relatively slim volume that touches on a wide variety of subjects, including the geology of the region, the flora and fauna, the mapping of the region, the Sherpa people, and a brief history of Tibet. It does give a sketch of the successful Hillary-Tenzing climb, as well as the Mallory and Irvine expidition and the search for their bodies. So the book is of some interest, just… Read more

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