25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 8, 2014

Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
  1. $11.87 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer

On Order

$15.95
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Travel Writing- General

White Spider

by

White Spider Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The White Spider dramatically recreates not only the harrowing, successful ascent made by Harrer and his comrades in 1938, but also the previous, tragic attempts at a wall of rock that was recently enshrined in mountaineer Jon Krakauer's first work, Eiger Dreams. For a generation of American climbers, The White Spider has been a formative book--yet it has long been out-of-print in America. This edition awaits discovery by Harrer's new legion of readers.

Synopsis:

This "prequel" to the bestselling "Seven Years in Tibet" covers the years immediately leading up to Harrer's Tibetan adventure, recounting the young climber's legendary ascent of the North Face of the Swiss Eiger.

About the Author

Heinrich Harrer was born in 1912, in Carinthia. Following his adventures in Tibet, he participated in many mountaineering expeditions and wrote numerous books. Harrer currently resides in Liechtenstein.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874779400
Translator:
Merrick, Hugh
Translator:
Merrick, Hugh
Translator:
Merrick, Hugh
Author:
Harrer, Heinrich
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Eiger (Switzerland)
Subject:
Eiger, alps
Subject:
Eiger (Switzerland) Description and travel.
Subject:
Eiger
Subject:
Mountaineering - Switzerland - Eiger -
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.30x5.53x1.06 in. .89 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  2. Summits & Secrets Used Trade Paper $7.95
  3. Adventurous Women: The Inspiring... Used Trade Paper $4.95
  4. Climb #1: The Climb: Tragic... Used Mass Market $4.95
  5. Fly-Fishing the 41st: From... New Trade Paper $14.99
  6. Feeding the rat :profile of a climber Used Hardcover $7.95

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » General
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Mountaineering » General
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Mountaineering » Literature
Travel » Travel Writing » General

White Spider New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.95 Backorder
Product details 384 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780874779400 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This "prequel" to the bestselling "Seven Years in Tibet" covers the years immediately leading up to Harrer's Tibetan adventure, recounting the young climber's legendary ascent of the North Face of the Swiss Eiger.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.