A lavishly illustrated book that records a representative selection of the great mountaineers on gloss paper and linen effect binding.
NAME: Mountain Heroes, Portraits of Adventure
CLASSIFICATION: Book reviews
EDITORS: Huw Lewis-Jones
BINDING: Hard back
SUBJECT: mountaineering, great mountains, courage, determination, outstanding scenery
DESCRIPTION: A lavishly illustrated book that records a representative selection of the great mountaineers on gloss paper and linen effect binding. The level of illustration justifies a position as a coffee table book, but it is much more than just great photographic illustration. The occupation of mountain exploration is studied with concise and readable text, mingled with essays on the great explorers. The great majority of the images are in full colour and all of the illustration is stunning. This book is a treat that should appeal to a wide readership. The price may be at the upper range of most pockets, but it represents great value and competes well with the most specialist publications at several times the recommended retail price. It is an inspiring collection of stories that should be read by a young generation to establish the concept that anything is possible, given the will and determination to carry it through. An outstanding book.