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Invisible On Everest: Innovation and the Gear Makers

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Invisible on Everest is not simply about mountaineering equipment; it's about the bold free spirits that drove the key polar and mountaineering and gear innovations over the last century and a half. Disasters and discomforts abound in the text and are often seen as the catalyst for breakthroughs in climbing and cold-weather equipment.

Invisible On Everest reaches out internationally and tells the story of passionate and persistent endeavors which in some cases lead to success and in other instances heartbreaking defeat and disaster.
Chapters focus on specific activities or time periods, including polar exploration, big wall climbing and the emerging role of women. All the key mountain hardware is covered including ice axes, karabiners, ropes, and abseil devices.
The book explores the development of the sport/leisure industries against the background of new technologies. It tells the story of innovators in the industry and the development of outdoor brands. Industrial scholars will be fascinated to learn how design innovations were exploited and molded into trusted brand names that are recognized around the world.

Signed by the author.

Item details

Author(s):
Mike Parsons & Mary B. Rose
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
292
Publisher:
Northern Liberties Press
Title:
Invisible On Everest: Innovation and the Gear Makers

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Invisible on Everest is not simply about mountaineering equipment; it's about the bold free spirits that drove the key polar and mountaineering and gear innovations over the last century and a half. Disasters and discomforts abound in the text and are often seen as the catalyst for breakthroughs in climbing and cold-weather equipment.

Invisible On Everest reaches out internationally and tells the story of passionate and persistent endeavors which in some cases lead to success and in other instances heartbreaking defeat and disaster.
Chapters focus on specific activities or time periods, including polar exploration, big wall climbing and the emerging role of women. All the key mountain hardware is covered including ice axes, karabiners, ropes, and abseil devices.
The book explores the development of the sport/leisure industries against the background of new technologies. It tells the story of innovators in the industry and the development of outdoor brands. Industrial scholars will be fascinated to learn how design innovations were exploited and molded into trusted brand names that are recognized around the world.

Signed by the author.

Author(s):
Mike Parsons & Mary B. Rose
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
292
Publisher:
Northern Liberties Press
Title:
Invisible On Everest: Innovation and the Gear Makers

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