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The Karakoram: Mountains of Pakistan


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By Shiro Shirahata

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Published by Cloudcap, Seattle, 1990, 1st US and English Language Edition, D/w, Fine.    Shiro Shirahata (1933-2019) was a Japanese photographer who devoted his entire adult life to photographing the major mountains of the world, with the Shiro Shirahata Prize in Japan being the most prestigious Japanese award for mountain photography.  His other major books include The Alps, Nepal Himalaya and The Rocky Mountains.  This large-format full colour volume on the The Karakoram provides 101 superb photographs of different mountains in the ranges, all full page and with 56 being double-page spreads.  Detailed notes on all of the photographs are in a section at the end of the volume.  The quality of both the photographs and the reproduction is outstanding.

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Weight2.2 kg