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Everest: 50 Years and Counting
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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

  • General
  • Bruce, C. G. The Assault on Mount Everest, 1922. Longmans, Green and Company, 1923.
  • Gillman, Peter, ed. Everest: Eighty Years of Triumph and Tragedy. The Mountaineers, 2000.
  • Howard-Bury, C. K. Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921.  Longmans, Green and Company, 1922.
  • Hunt, John. The Ascent of Everest. Hodder and Stoughton, 1953.
  • Messner, Reinhold. Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate. Trans. Audrey Salkeld. The Mountaineers, June 1999.
  • Norgay, Jamling Tenzing, with Broughton Coburn. Touching My Father's Soul: A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest. Harper San Francisco, 2001.
  • Norton, E. F. The Fight for Everest: 1924. Longmans, Green and Company, 1925.
  • Tenzing, Tashi, and Judy Tenzing. Tenzing Norgay and the Sherpas of Everest. Ragged Mountain Press, 2001.
  • Unsworth, Walt. Everest: The Mountaineering History, 3rd ed. The Mountaineers, 2000.

  • Sir Edmond Hillary
  • Booth, Pat. Edmund Hillary: The Life of a Legend. Hodder Moa Beckett, 1993.
  • Hillary, Edmund. High Adventure. Hodder and Stoughton, 1955.
  • Hillary, Sir Edmund. Schoolhouse in the Clouds. Doubleday and Company, 1964.
  • Hillary, Sir Edmund. View From the Summit. Pocket Books, 1999.
  • Ramsay, Cynthia Russ, and Anne B. Keiser. Sir Edmund Hillary and the People of Everest. Andrews McMeel, 2002.

  • Physiology
  • Bezruchka, Stephen. Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment. The Mountaineers, 1994.
  • Hornbein, Thomas F., and Robert B. Schoene, eds. High Altitude: An Explanation of Human Adaptation. Marcel Dekker, 2001.
  • Houston, Charles. Going Higher: Oxygen, Man, and Mountains, 4th ed. The Mountaineers, 1998.
  • Hultgren, Herb. High Altitude Medicine. Hultgren Publications, 1997.
  • Kamler, Kenneth. Doctor on Everest. Lyons Press, 2000.
  • Milledge, James S., John B. West, and Michael P. Ward. High Altitude Medicine and Physiolog,, 3rd ed. Edward Arnold, 2000.
National Geographic Resources
  • Hillary, Sir Edmund. "The Conquest of the Summit," National Geographic (July 1954), 45-62.
  • "Mount Everest." Supplement map, National Geographic (November 1988).
  • Coburn, Broughton. Everest: Mountain Without Mercy. National Geographic Books, 1997.
  • Anker, Conrad. "The Mystery of Everest," National Geographic (October 1999), 108-13.
  • Breashears, David, and Audrey Salkeld.  Last Climb: The Legendary Everest Expeditions of George Mallory.  National Geographic Books, 1999.
  • Crouch, Gregory. "Everest: Because It Is There," National Geographic Adventure, August 2002, 45-8.
  • Douglas, Ed. Tenzing: Hero of Everest. National Geographic Adventure Press, 2003.
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