Knižné kamarátstva | DOPRAVA ZADARMO od 15€!
kniha
  • Počet strán: 432
  • Väzba: mäkká, brožovaná
  • EAN: 9781846043659
  • Jazyk: anglický
  • ISBN:
  • Dátum vydania: 10. apríla 2014
  • Vydavateľstvo: Rider&Co
  • Orig. vydavateľstvo:
kniha

Everest - The First Ascent

Harriet Tuckey

This is the winner of the 2013 Boardman Tasker prize winner of the 2013 mountain & wilderness prize, Banff festival. For the first time, drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Everest - The First Ascent tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world's highest mountain could be climbed. A doctor and physiologist, Griffith Pugh revolutionised almost every aspect of British high-altitude mountaineering, transforming the climbers' attitude to oxygen, the clothes they wore, their equipment, fluid intake and acclimatisation. Yet, far from receiving the acclaim he was due, he was met with suspicion and ridicule. His scientific contributions were, quite simply, at odds with old-fashioned notions of derring-do and the gentlemanly amateurism that dogged the sport. Later in his career, his impact in helping athletes enhance their performance lasts to this day in the fields of cycling, swimming and running. This insightful biography shows Pugh to be troubled, abrasive, yet brilliant. Eight years in the writing, closely researched, and told with unflinching honesty by Pugh's daughter, Harriet Tuckey, Everest - The First Ascent is the compelling portrait of an unlikely hero.
This is the winner of the 2013 Boardman Tasker prize winner of the 2013 mountain & wilderness prize, Banff festival. For the first time, drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Everest - The First Ascent tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world's highest mountain could be climbed. A doctor and physiologist, Griffith Pugh revolutionised almost every aspect of British high-altitude mountaineering, transforming the climbers' attitude to oxygen, the clothes they wore, their equipment, fluid intake and acclimatisation. Yet, far from receiving the acclaim he was due, he was met with suspicion and ridicule. His scientific contributions were, quite simply, at odds with old-fashioned notions of derring-do and the gentlemanly amateurism that dogged the sport. Later in his career, his impact in helping athletes enhance their performance lasts to this day in the fields of cycling, swimming and running. This insightful biography shows Pugh to be troubled, abrasive, yet brilliant. Eight years in the writing, closely researched, and told with unflinching honesty by Pugh's daughter, Harriet Tuckey, Everest - The First Ascent is the compelling portrait of an unlikely hero.
  • Počet strán: 432
  • Väzba: mäkká, brožovaná
  • EAN: 9781846043659
  • Jazyk: anglický
  • ISBN:
  • Dátum vydania: 10. apríla 2014
  • Vydavateľstvo: Rider&Co
  • Orig. vydavateľstvo:

book

120 405 kníh na sklade ihneď k odoslaniu

wallet

Poštovné zadarmo pre nákupy od 15€

store

Rezervácie v 59 kníhkupectvách


Odporúčania