Taylor-Butler, Christine

Sacred Mountain Everest

(2) 4-6 This volume goes beyond the usual mountain-climbing focus to also explore the lives of Sherpas who make Everest their home. An introduction explains the mountain's local names and locates it on several maps. Subsequent chapters cover Sherpa customs, the mountain's flora and fauna, environmental concerns, and Everest explorations. Sidebars provide further information about people and geology. Well-reproduced photographs support the text. Timeline, websites. Bib., glos.


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