The Guinness Book of Mountains & Mountaineering Facts & Feats by Edward Pyatt lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Guinness Superlatives, 1980, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: The Guinness Book of Mountains and Mountaineering Facts and Feats is the eighteenth title to be published in the Guinness Facts and Feats series. Like all books in the series it details the superlatives of the subject, and these facts are interspersed with a wealth of fascinating information, reaching far beyond the scope of many reference works.
This book deals with mountains from the broadest possible viewpoint, presenting not only a most comprehensive guide to mountains but also paying much attention to the inter-action of mountains and men. After introductory essays the main part of the book presents a worldwide gazetteer of summits divided into countries and ranges. There are appendices including a calendar of mountain events, lists of organisations and periodicals, as well as a fully comprehensive index.
The book is copiously illustrated with many maps and line diagrams as well as beautiful black and white and full colour illustrations depicting the splendours of mountains, the major land feature of the Earth, which have, for man, an irresistible and deep-seated attraction.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little tanned and slightly spotted. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Index. 9½” x 7″.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Sport Mountaineering category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!