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From the ocean to the sky / [electronic resource] by Edmund Hillary.

By: Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Viking Press, 1979Description: 273 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0670331724; 9780670331727.Subject(s): Ganges River (India and Bangladesh) -- Description and travel | Ganges River Valley (India and Bangladesh) -- Description and travel | Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008 | Hillary, Edmund, Sir, 1919- | Gange (Inde et Bangladesh : Fleuve) -- Descriptions et voyages | Gange, Vallée du, Inde -- Descriptions et voyagesDDC classification: 915.4/1/044 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
From the ocean to the sky -- Organisation -- The team -- Tiger country -- Calcutta -- Up the river -- Rural India -- Varanasi, the Holy City -- To the Gate of God -- White water -- "You can go no further" -- Advance on foot -- Hillary in Devlok -- Rescue and success -- Expedition diary / Mike Gill -- Ganga and Hinduism / Jim Wilson -- Distance and elevation of the Ganga -- Jet boats / Jon Hamilton -- Glossary of Indian terms / Jim Wilson.
Summary: This book recounts the author's 1977 expedition up the length of the Ganges river from its delta in the Bay of Bengal to near its source in the Himalayas.
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From the ocean to the sky -- Organisation -- The team -- Tiger country -- Calcutta -- Up the river -- Rural India -- Varanasi, the Holy City -- To the Gate of God -- White water -- "You can go no further" -- Advance on foot -- Hillary in Devlok -- Rescue and success -- Expedition diary / Mike Gill -- Ganga and Hinduism / Jim Wilson -- Distance and elevation of the Ganga -- Jet boats / Jon Hamilton -- Glossary of Indian terms / Jim Wilson.

This book recounts the author's 1977 expedition up the length of the Ganges river from its delta in the Bay of Bengal to near its source in the Himalayas.

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