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Mountaineering Literature

Mountaineering Literature

A Bibliography of Material Published in English

  • Author: Jill Neate
  • Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
  • ISBN: 9780938567042
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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Long established as a standard reference work worldwide, this is a thorough bibliography of all mountaineering books that are of practical use to climbers or for reading pleasure or historical interest. Documenting more than 2000 books of mountaineering literature, it also includes nearly 900 climber's guidebooks, a sampling of more than 400 works of mountaineering fiction, plus journals and bibliographies.

Mountain Heroes

Mountain Heroes

Portraits of Adventure

  • Author: Huw Lewis-Jones
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0762776579
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 288
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A fascinating view of the personalities that make up the world of mountaineering, from world-famous explorers to native sherpas.

Vertical Margins

Vertical Margins

Mountaineering and the Landscapes of Neoimperialism

  • Author: Reuben J. Ellis
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: 9780299170042
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 231
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History meets high-altitude adventure This engaging analysis of twentieth-century imperialism takes early mountaineering beyond the realm of recreation. Vertical Margins sets Halford Mackinder's 1899 climb of Mt. Kenya, Annie Smith Peck's 1908 ascent of Huascaran in Bolivia, and John Baptiste Noel's filming of the 1924 British attempt on Mt. Everest in the larger historical context of American and British foreign policy and neo-imperialism. Reuben Ellis shows that mountain exploration reached far beyond the motivations of adrenaline-driven adventurers to an aggressive ideology of power and expansion that fed the "New Imperialism"--the end of the era of European empire-building and the beginnings of American dominance in world affairs. With so many mountains at the margins of European and American territorial and economic domains, mountaineering often overlapped with the motivations of empire; the earth's mountains came to be regarded as frontiers open to the full range of political, economic, and personal concerns that drove geographical exploration.

Mountain Geography

Mountain Geography

Physical and Human Dimensions

  • Author: Martin F. Price
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520254317
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 378
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Mountain Geography is a comprehensive resource that gives readers an in-depth understanding of the geographical processes that occur in the world's mountains and the impact of these regions on culture and society. The volume begins with an introduction that defines mountains, followed by a comprehensive treatment of their physical geography, including origins, climatology, snow and ice, landforms and geomorphic processes, soils, vegetation, and wildlife. The concluding chapters discuss the human geography of mountains and our attitudes toward them, populations in the mountain regions and their livelihoods and interactions within dynamic environments, the diversity of mountain agriculture, and the challenges of sustainable mountain development. -- Book Jacket.

Mountains of the Mind

Mountains of the Mind

Adventures in Reaching the Summit

  • Author: Robert Macfarlane
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030753863X
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 324
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Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert McFarlane reveals how the mystery of the world’s highest places has came to grip the Western imagination—and perennially draws legions of adventurers up the most perilous slopes. His story begins three centuries ago, when mountains were feared as the forbidding abodes of dragons and other mysterious beasts. In the mid-1700s the attentions of both science and poetry sparked a passion for mountains; Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron extolled the sublime experiences to be had on high; and by 1924 the death on Mt Everest of an Englishman named George Mallory came to symbolize the heroic ideals of his day. Macfarlane also reflects on fear, risk, and the shattering beauty of ice and snow, the competition and contemplation of the climb, and the strange alternate reality of high altitude, magically enveloping us in the allure of mountains at every level.

Official Aquatics, Winter Sports, and Outing Activities Guide

Official Aquatics, Winter Sports, and Outing Activities Guide

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports for women
  • Page: N.A
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Aquatics Guide, with Official Rules and Swimming and Diving Standards

Aquatics Guide, with Official Rules and Swimming and Diving Standards

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Aquatic sports
  • Page: N.A
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Blake

Blake

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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An illustrated quarterly.

British Book News

British Book News

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Best books
  • Page: N.A
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Saturday Review

Saturday Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Saturday Review of Literature

Saturday Review of Literature

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: N.A
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The Mountain spirit

The Mountain spirit

  • Author: Michael Tobias,Harold Drasdo
  • Publisher: Viking Pr
  • ISBN: 9780879510732
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 264
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Photographs and essays by leading authorities in the field provide diverse perspectives on the aesthetics of mountains and mountain climbing

A geography of vertical margins

A geography of vertical margins

twentieth-century mountaineering narratives and the landscape of neo-imperialism

  • Author: Reuben J. Ellis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English fiction
  • Page: 441
  • View: 5909
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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports
  • Page: 1816
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"Covers the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sport, as well as the business of sports and key social issues"--Provided by publisher.

The Reader's Adviser

The Reader's Adviser

  • Author: Bessie Graham,Hester Rosalyn Jacoby Hoffman
  • Publisher: R.R. Bowker Co.
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literature
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1913
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Subject Catalog

Subject Catalog

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Catalogs, Subject
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Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliography
  • Page: N.A
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Mountaineering and its literature

Mountaineering and its literature

a descriptive bibliography of selected works published in the English language, 1744-1976

  • Author: W. R. Neate,Jill Neate
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 165
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Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest

Author/title Index, 1905-1974

  • Author: Leslie Dunmore-Leiber
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Book review digest
  • Page: N.A
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