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High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places | Бриширс Дэвид #1

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places | Бриширс Дэвид

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Бриширс Дэвид
Издательство
Simon & Schuster
Год выпуска
2000
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David Breashears
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Possibly the most interesting aspect of this book is how improbable it seems that Breashears (Mountain Without Mercy) ever lived to write it. An accomplished alpinist, Breashears not only recounts his
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Possibly the most interesting aspect of this book is how improbable it seems that Breashears (Mountain Without Mercy) ever lived to write it. An accomplished alpinist, Breashears not only recounts his numerous, dicey ascents of the planets peaks but also explores his motivation for doing so. Though he is an experienced cinematographer whose past employers range from PBS to Hollywood, Breashears is most widely known as the director of the IMAX film Everest. While filming the movie, Breashears and his crew were fortunate to avoid the unforgiving storm at the mountains summit that led to the death of eight people and was chronicled in Jon Krakauers Into Thin Air. Breashears uses that tragic season on Everest as a frame for a personal memoir. The focus is on how he stepped out of the shadow of his violent military father and discovered his passions for climbing and filmmaking. Some of his psychology is simplistic, but there is no doubt that Breashears is as serious about understanding his actions as he is about succeeding in them. And there is no shortage of action, whether he is scaling a 1000-foot vertical rock or narrowly escaping being swept off a cliff by a runaway tonnage of snow. Though at times the book is self-aggrandizing, a little ego can be tolerated in this largely engrossing work, and is, perhaps, only to be expected from someone who has four times scrabbled up the ice and rocks of Everest to reach the top of the world. 16 pages full-color photos not seen by PW. Major ad/promo; appearances on Larry King Live and Today; first serial to Mens Journal.

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Автор
Бриширс Дэвид
Издательство
Simon & Schuster
Год выпуска
2000
Тип обложки
Мягкая обложка
Автор на обложке
David Breashears
ISBN
0684865459
Тип книги
Книга на иностранном языке
Язык издания
Английский
Количество страниц
320
Вес с упаковкой, г
450
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