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Perrin, Jim

Overview
Works: 61 works in 144 publications in 2 languages and 1,360 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Humor  Dictionaries  Anecdotes  Short stories  Fiction  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Performer, Correspondent, Editor, Other
Classifications: GV199.92.S53, 796.5220924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jim Perrin
 
Most widely held works by Jim Perrin
Shipton and Tilman : the great decade of Himalayan exploration by Jim Perrin( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using unpublished diaries, Jim Perrin, the acclaimed author of "The Villain" and "Menlove", tells the story of the greatest exploring partnership in British history. In the 1930s Tilman and the younger Shipton pioneered many routes in Africa and the Himalayas and found the key to unlocking Everest. They crossed Africa by bicycle, explored China with Spender and Auden, journeyed down the Oxus River to its source and, with no support, opened up much of the Nepalese Himalaya. In the words of Jim Perrin, "The journeys of discovery undertaken through two decades by this pair of venturesome ragamuffins are unparallelled in the annals of mountain exploration." Jim Perrin writes of his source-material: "These unpublished diaries, journals, and extensive correspondence have not previously been used to present a portrait of the most productive friendship in the history of mountain exploration. What they reveal is, in Shipton's phrase, "a random harvest of delight" gathered by two uniquely bold and engaging characters from the great mountain ranges of the world during the golden era of their first western exploration. Between geographical excitement, the nature of arduous travel in difficult and uncharted terrain throughout a lost epoch, and the quirkiest and most stimulating of friendships, the theme is a gift, and one that has long been waiting for adequate treatment."
Menlove : the life of John Menlove Edwards with an appendix of his writings by Jim Perrin( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villain : the life of Don Whillans by Jim Perrin( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The climbing essays by Jim Perrin( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long recognised as one of Britain's finest mountain writers, this collection brings together the best of Jim Perrin's essays and articles on climbing. Perrin has selected these from four decades of describing and commenting on the experience of rock-climbing and the characters of the climbing community and includes rare, uncollected pieces, substantial new essays, ones that have been long out of print, and a lengthy and frank autobiographical introduction from one of the wild and subversive cult and grassroots figures of the British sport. Contents: Introduction: by Robert Macfarlane (author of
Mirrors in the cliffs( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perrin's English-Zulu dictionary by James Perrin( )

10 editions published between 1865 and 1917 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of Snowdonia : landscape and legend by Jim Perrin( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English-Kafir dictionary of the Zulu-Kafir language, as spoken by the tribes of the colony of Natal by James Perrin( Book )

9 editions published in 1855 in English and Xhosa and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snowdon : the story of a Welsh mountain by Jim Perrin( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of Snowdon in Jim Perrin's words. The secrets within its fractured rocks and its shy flora, its folk tales echoing an older race and its beliefs, travelers' chronicles, industry, sport and an anthology of literature all contribute towards our understanding of the mountain. The aim of the book is to present Snowdon afresh to those who love landscape and literature; mountaineering and myth. It is full of fascinating history and anecdotes about Snowdon. A sumptuous hardback volume with a foreword by Merfyn Jones." --Publisher description
Nanda Devi by Eric Shipton( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

‘When a man is conscious of the urge to explore, not all the arduous journeyings, the troubles that will beset him and the lack of material gains from his investigations will stop him.' Nanda Devi is one of the most inaccessible mountains in the Himalaya. It is surrounded by a huge ring of peaks, among them some of the highest mountains in the Indian Himalaya. For fifty years the finest mountaineers of the early twentieth century had repeatedly tried and failed to reach the foot of the mountain. Then, in 1934, Eric Shipton and H. W. Tilman found a way in. Their 1934 expedition is regarded as t
River map by Jim Perrin( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villain : a portrait of Don Whillans by Jim Perrin( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirits of place : travels, encounters and adventures in and from Wales by Jim Perrin( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A snow goose & other utopian fictions : short stories by Jim Perrin( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-length collection of short stories by travel writer and master of mountain literature Jim Perrin. Mystery, romanticism and tragedy abound in these four fictional tales, beginning with the title story, which reimagines the fated Franklin expedition to the Arctic in 1845 as an eco-fable of our times
Yes, to dance by Jim Perrin( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The six mountain-travel books by Eric Shipton( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Snow Goose by Jim Perrin( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great decade of Himalayan exploration by Jim Perrin( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using unpublished diaries, Jim Perrin tells the story of the greatest exploring partnership in British history. In the 1930s Tilman and the younger Shipton pioneered many routes in Africa and the Himalayas and found the key to unlocking Everest. They crossed Africa by bicycle, explored China with Spender and Auden, journeyed down the Oxus River to its source and, with no support, opened up much of the Nepalese Himalaya
Extreme rock : great British rock climbs( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A snow goose & other tales by Jim Perrin( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The villain : the life of Don Whillans
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The villain : the life of Don WhillansThe climbing essaysMirrors in the cliffsVisions of Snowdonia : landscape and legendSnowdon : the story of a Welsh mountainThe villain : a portrait of Don WhillansSpirits of place : travels, encounters and adventures in and from WalesThe six mountain-travel books
Alternative Names
Jim Perrin British rock climber

Perrin, Jim

Languages
English (83)

Xhosa (1)