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Mountaineering
  • Author:
    Alexa Johnston
  • ISBN:
    1405312084
  • ISBN13:
    978-1405312080
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  • Publisher:
    Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd 1/1/ (2005)
  • Pages:
    232 pages
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    Mountaineering
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Sir Edmund Hillary was an extraordinary man, who grew up in the most humble surroundings and driven, ultimately by his lifelong sense of being inadequate: of not measuring up. He suffered this at the hands of a cold father, and at a prestigious school that offered discouragement t. .

Sir Edmund Hillary was an extraordinary man, who grew up in the most humble surroundings and driven, ultimately by his lifelong sense of being inadequate: of not measuring up. He suffered this at the hands of a cold father, and at a prestigious school that offered discouragement to young Edmund - labelling him as as an awkward misfit. Solitary by nature, he found in New Zealand a love for the outdoors and a passion for the mountains

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Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life, Ladies, a Plate. Following the 2002 exhibition, 'Sir Edmund Hillary: Everest and Beyond', which she curated for Auckland Museum, Johnston published her first book, Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life. Lifestyle & Contemporary Culture Award, Recipe Book of the Year. Alexa Johnston is an author, art curator, and historian from New Zealand. The book was translated into German by Ursula Pesch and Hans Freundl

60 years ago New Zealand's greatest adventurer Edmund Hillary made world history with his ascent of Mt Everest.

60 years ago New Zealand's greatest adventurer Edmund Hillary made world history with his ascent of Mt Everest. Drawing on Sir Ed's personal archives, it is a portrait of a revered yet modest man who lived life to the full - surviving personal tragedies as well as achieving historic triumphs, earning worldwide fame and displaying tireless philanthropy.

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60 years ago New Zealand's greatest adventurer Edmund Hillary made world history with his ascent of Mt Everest

60 years ago New Zealand's greatest adventurer Edmund Hillary made world history with his ascent of Mt Everest.

Автор: Johnston, A Название: Sir Edmund Hilary: An Extraordinary Life .

Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life Format: Paperback Authors: Alexa Johnston ISBN10: 0143006460 Published: 2013-04-01. Sixty years ago New Zealand's greatest adventurer, Edmund Hillary, made world history with his ascent of Mt. Everest.

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Items related to Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life. Alexa Johnston is a writer and independent art curator. After working for 19 years as a curator at Auckland Art Gallery, in 2002 she was curator of the exhibition Sir Edmund Hillary: Everest and Beyond for Auckland Museum. Alexa Johnston Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life. ISBN 13: 9781405312080. Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life. She is the author Ladies, a Plate, A Second Helping, and What's For Pudding?, Ladies, a Plate: The Collection, and Ladies, a Plate: Jams and Preserves.

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Modifyn
Haven’t finished the book. It’s well done, but dense with many cutouts that could have been included in the normal text. Excellent pictures. Having just visited New Zealand, & loving mountains felt this was a good read. However itt’s difficult to read w/o taking breaks. Will take a while to get Thur. Hillary is an interesting guy.
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I found this book to be inspiring, informative, comprehensive and very readable. After reading it I felt compelled to sign up for a 16 day trekking trip in Nepal. The only thing missing was information on Hillary's death since it was published earlier than that. I got the updated info on that from Wikipedia and taped it in the back.
JoJoshura
informative and insightful
Taulkree
Sir Edmund Hillary was an extraordinary man, who grew up in the most humble surroundings and driven, ultimately by his lifelong sense of being inadequate: of not measuring up. He suffered this at the hands of a cold father, and at a prestigious school that offered discouragement to young Edmund - labelling him as as an awkward misfit.

Solitary by nature, he found in New Zealand a love for the outdoors and a passion for the mountains. Of course by 1953 his fitness, and drive, took him to the top of Mt Everest, alongside Tenzing Norgay, and for the next 55 years Hillary lived in the shadow of that mountain.

By his choice he spent most of these incredible years giving himself to the people of Nepal - helping build schools, hospitals and airstrips not only through fund raising, but through hard physical work. In a sense he found a place where he really belonged and where he was loved.

Ed Hillary's own books suffer somewhat because his story has been too often repeated. How many times has he been asked to describe the feat of scaling Everest? Over the years the story has been worn through familiarity and its power eroded - and his own writing has shown not only this natural erosion, but has also revealed his own taciturn unwillingness to discuss himself in depth.

In this volume however, Johnston performs a wonderful job in capturing the heart of the man, and the glory of his personal journey. His commitment to the people of Nepal is an inspiration that has helped fire many others including fellow mountaieer Greg Mortenson Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time.

Many of our world heroes, I'm thinking of Gagarin, or of Neil Armstrong, largely withdrew from public life. Hillary, perhaps because of his personal self-doubt kept trying to conquer his own sense of inadequacy, and as a result became an accessible soul who will continue to inspire.

This book is, in my view, the best of the Hillary books available.
Helo
A decent biography of the person who conquered the Everest. The subject is fascinating and easily could have been a great read. Yet it was hard for me to relate to the journalistic writing style. An Extraordinary Life is a good introduction to Hillary's life, but unfortunately not a thrilling one.
Visonima
Excallent sale
Dalarin
Filled with details and pictures of his full life, a very complete book , loved it