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Mountains of the mind / Robert Macfarlane
Bib ID 3080611
Format BookBook
Author
Macfarlane, Robert, 1976-
 
Edition 1st American ed. 
Description New York : Pantheon Books c2003 
306 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0375421807
Summary

"In Mountains of the Mind, Robert Macfarlane blends cultural history, meditation, and memoir to show how early geologists helped transform our perceptions of the wild, chaotic landscapes; how the allure of height increasingly drew fearless climbers, culminating in the romantic figure of George Mallory, the passionate Englishman who died on Mount Everest in 1924; and how the elemental beauty of snow and ice coalesced into an aesthetic of the sublime."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. Possession
  • 2. The Great Stone Book
  • 3. The Pursuit of Fear
  • 4. Glaciers and Ice: the Streams of Time
  • 5. Altitude: the Summit and the View
  • 6. Walking off the Map
  • 7. A New Heaven and a New Earth
  • 8. Everest
  • 9. The Snow Hare.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Mountaineering -- Psychological aspects.  |  Mountaineering -- History.  |  Mountaineers.

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