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The Resource The moth and the mountain : a true story of love, war, and Everest, Ed Caesar

The moth and the mountain : a true story of love, war, and Everest, Ed Caesar

Label
The moth and the mountain : a true story of love, war, and Everest
Title
The moth and the mountain
Title remainder
a true story of love, war, and Everest
Statement of responsibility
Ed Caesar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1930s, as official government expeditions set their sights on conquering Mount Everest, a little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson conceives his own crazy, beautiful plan: he will fly a plane from England to Everest, crash-land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to reach its summit--all utterly alone. Wilson doesn't know how to climb. He barely knows how to fly. But he has the right plane, the right equipment, and a deep yearning to achieve his goal. In 1933, he takes off from London in a Gipsy Moth biplane with his course set for the highest mountain on earth. Wilson's eleven-month journey to Everest is wild: full of twists, turns, and daring. Eventually, in disguise, he sneaks into Tibet. His icy ordeal is just beginning."--Amazon
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caesar, Ed
Dewey number
796.522092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilson, Maurice
  • Mountaineers
  • Air pilots
  • Mountaineering
Target audience
adult
Label
The moth and the mountain : a true story of love, war, and Everest, Ed Caesar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-258)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1139767017
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Reader Press hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9781501143373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1139767017
Label
The moth and the mountain : a true story of love, war, and Everest, Ed Caesar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-258)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1139767017
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Reader Press hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9781501143373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1139767017

Library Locations

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      25 North Main Street, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US
      42.680573 -70.835891
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