From the Publisher
A classic account of exploration and endurance from the
bestselling author of The Wayfinders.
In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more
than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian and
European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Wade
Davis vividly re-creates British climbers'' epic attempts to scale
Mount Everest in the early 1920s. With new access to letters and
diaries, Davis recounts the heroic efforts of George Mallory and
his fellow climbers to conquer the mountain in the face of
treacherous terrain and furious weather. He takes us beyond the
Himalayas to the trenches of World War I, where Mallory and his
generation found themselves and their world utterly shattered. In
the wake of the war that destroyed all notions of honor and
decency, the Everest expeditions, led by these scions of Britain''s
elite, emerged as a symbol of national redemption and hope.
Into the Silence is a timeless portrait of an
extraordinary generation of adventurers, the likes of which we will
never see again.
About the Author
WADE DAVIS is the bestselling author of several books, including
The Serpent and the Rainbow and One River, and is
an award-winning anthropologist, ethnobotanist, filmmaker and
photographer. Davis currently holds the post of National Geographic
Explorer-in-Residence, and divides his time between Washington, DC,
where he teaches, and northern British Columbia.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0676979203
ISBN - 13: 9780676979206