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Mountains of the mind

by Robert Macfarlane

  • 352 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Pantheon Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mountaineering -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Mountaineering -- History.,
  • Mountaineers.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRobert Macfarlane.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV199.89 .M33 2003
    The Physical Object
    Pagination306 p. :
    Number of Pages306
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3578979M
    ISBN 100375421807
    LC Control Number2002192686

    Mountains of the Mind – A Polack Retrospective contains never before published early work from Dr Polack, prizewinning published pieces and brand new short stories written especially for this cheathamhillelementary.com will surprise and delight fans of her previous 6 novels and non fiction publications, and introduce new readers to the complexities and subtleties of Dr Polack’s short stories. In the mids 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 the death on Mt Everest of an Englishman named George Mallory came to .

    Fortunately, this is not yet another egotistical man-against-the-mountain book in the style of Joe Simpson cheathamhillelementary.com Rather, this book purports to be an exploration of the fascination with mountains that came to grip the Western mind-set/5(8). Aug 13,  · Mountains of the Mind (Book): Macfarlane, Robert: The basis for the new documentary film, Mountain: A Breathtaking Voyage into the Extreme. 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 .

    Jul 13,  · Robert Macfarlane is the author of a prizewinning quartet of books about landscape and the human heart: Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways, and Landmarks. He has contributed to Harper’s, Granta, The New Yorker, the Observer (London), the Times Literary Supplement (London), and the London Review of cheathamhillelementary.com is a fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. It's easy to discern in Mountains of the Mind the outlines of a superb book, but it doesn't live up to that promise." - Robert Hanks, The Telegraph "What Macfarlane gives us instead is an extremely elegant and compelling context for this most deadly of amusements. One strand is geographical -- how mountains and glaciers were made.


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Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination is a book by British writer Robert Macfarlane published in about the history of the human fascination with mountains. The book takes its title from a line by the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins and combines history with first-person narrative.

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It was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature and the John Llewellyn Rhys cheathamhillelementary.com: 15 August (age 43), Halam, Nottinghamshire. Jul 13,  · Robert Macfarlane is the author of a prizewinning quartet of books about landscape and the human heart: Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways, and Landmarks.

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