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The White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date February 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385720779
ISBN-10 0385720777
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A colorful history of humankind's relationship with a natural disaster explores Hannibal's loss of eighteen thousand men to an avalanche, Austria's use of avalanches as a weapon during World War I, and a recent tragedy that buried five young climbers in Glacier National Park. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In 1969, five young men from Montana set out to accomplish what no one had before: to scale the sheer north face of Mt. Cleveland, Glacier National Park's tallest mountain, in winter. Two days later tragedy struck: they were buried in an avalanche so deep that their bodies would not be discovered until the following June. The White Death is the riveting account of that fated climb and of the breathtakingly heroic rescue attempt that ensued.
In the spirit of Peter Matthiessen and John McPhee, McKay Jenkins interweaves a harrowing narrative with an astonishing expanse of relevant knowledge ranging from the history of mountain climbing to the science of snow. Evocative and moving, this fascinating book is a humbling account of man at his most intrepid and nature at its most indomitable.

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Hardcover
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1st edition from Random House Inc (February 1, 2000)
9780375503030 | details & prices | 228 pages | 5.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Tells the story of five young men who were killed by an avalanche while trying to climb Mount Cleveland, and discusses the history of avalanches
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Anchor Books (February 1, 2001)
9780385720779 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A colorful history of humankind's relationship with a natural disaster explores Hannibal's loss of eighteen thousand men to an avalanche, Austria's use of avalanches as a weapon during World War I, and a recent tragedy that buried five young climbers in Glacier National Park.
Miscellaneous
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With Jan Harrison | from Random House Inc (December 1, 2000)

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