Ed Viesturs is one of an elite group of mountaineers who have conquered all 14 of the world's eight-thousanders (peaks over 8,000 metres) without the use of oxygen. Here, along with his own breathtaking photographs, Viesturs tells the stories of his climbs in the high Himalaya between 1987 and 2005, including five different routes on Everest, and ascents of Kanchenjunga, K2, Shishapangma, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat and Annapurna.
Ten Prayers that Changed the World
Extraordinary Stories of Faith that Shaped the Course of History
Beginning with Abraham’s plea for his son’s life and Jesus’ invocation ‘Our Father’, Isbouts retells the stories behind prayers that empowered men and women to overcome great challenges. He argues that these spiritual experiences have each shaped history in a positive way, both at pivotal moments of political change (such as Constantine’s decree legitimizing Christianity, or Gandhi’s peaceful protest) and through more subtle influences (the prayers of St Francis and Mother Teresa). Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Travels to the World's Legendary Places
For over a century, National Geographic teams have been travelling the globe and describing exotic sites in words and photographs. For this book, 50 places have been chosen as the most desired, but often challenging, places to visit. Arranged by continent, from Cappadocia in Asia to the Marquesas Islands in Oceania, the description and photographs of each place are accompanied by travel tips and a ‘Nat Geo Flashback’ to an early expedition or a ‘Classic Shot’ by one of the magazine’s photographers.
This children's reference book presents colourful and attractive maps of the world alongside information about the culture and history of countries and regions. The pages include fact boxes, statistics and photographs of notable sites, buildings, natural wonders, local people and wildlife. There are also games and quizzes to play, a section on flags of the world, and links to further content online. Age 7+
National Geographic Moments
Drawing on the photographic archive of National Geographic, this book comprises reportage photographs of family life around the world and throughout the 20th century and early 2000s, from villagers in Sudan in 1906 to a family by the pool in Clovis, California, 2001.
Lost Gold of the Dark Ages
War, Treasure, and the Mystery of the Saxons
The Staffordshire Hoard, made up of 3,500 pieces of gold and silver, was discovered by metal-detector in 2009. As one of the most astonishing finds of treasure in the British Isles, it promises to shed much light on the 'Dark Ages' of British history, when struggles for control between different peoples created the cultural identity of the nation. With spectacular photographs of the treasure and other artefacts, this book demonstrates what we can learn about that age of near-constant warfare.
National Geographic Moments
As soon as cars took to the road, people started taking photographs of them. This book from National Geographic’s Moments series presents 80 colour photographs showing motor cars in their many forms and functions – whether parked in drive-in cinemas, road racing in Colorado or as art in Carhenge in Nebraska.