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Everest, the first ascent : how a champion of science helped to conquer the mountain / Harriet Tuckey.

Tuckey, Harriet. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Linn Libraries Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Albany Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Library 796.522 TUCKE (Text) IALBO10275051J Book Club Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780762791927
  • ISBN: 0762791926
  • Physical Description: xxi, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2013]

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General Note: 8 copies.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-387) and index.
Summary, etc.: Already awarded a prize by the Biographer's Club, Harriet Tuckey's book is both the history of what went into the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 and a biography of her father, Dr Griffith Pugh, whose role was absolutely pivotal, yet mostly untold. As the expedition's physiological consultant, Pugh designed almost every aspect of the survival strategy for the expedition, the acclimatization program, the oxygen- and fluid-intake regime, the diet, the clothing and the high altitude boots. Without him and his work, the ascent of Everest would have been impossible.
Subject: Pugh, Griffith, 1909-1994.
Mountaineers > England > Biography.
Physiologists > England > Biography.
Mountaineering expeditions > Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) > History.
Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) > Discovery and exploration.
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