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Contact : mountain climbing and environmental thinking

Author: Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The twenty-three climbing narratives collected and contexualized by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy in Contact illuminate the spectrum of human attitudes toward mountains and the natural world, and the growing symbiosis between climbing and environmental awareness. The collected narratives are a mix of original works and classic texts."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy
ISBN: 9780874177466 0874177464
OCLC Number: 174112686
Description: xi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The capture of Mount Robson / George Kinney --
The mind of the observer / Steve House --
The Serac / Arlene Blum --
Denali / Jonathan Waterman --
El Cap Girdle traverse / Chris McNamara --
Running on empty / Peter Metcalf --
Pounds of lard / Karen McNeil --
A day alone / Barry Blanchard --
In denial / Mark Jenkins --
The first ascent of Mount Robson / Conrad Kain --
Prose poems / Gary Snyder --
The whole natural art of protection / Doug Robinson --
Climbing into a life / John Daniel --
Into Africa / Cameron M. Burns --
Solo in Queen Maud land / Mike Libecki --
Ktaadn / Henry David Thoreau --
The Muir wall / Yvon Chouinard --
Freeing the nose / Lynn Hill --
The sorcerer / Barry Blanchard --
A near view of the High Sierra / John Muir --
House of wind / Steph Davis --
America in Spain / Terry Gifford --
Untethered in Yosemite / David Stevenson.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy.
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Mountain climbing is a relatively new sport in human history. Until the eighteenth century, mountains were considered inhospitable, even evil. This work explores our changing attitudes toward  Read more...

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