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No friends but the mountains : dispatches from the world's violent highlands

Author: Judith Matloff
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Récits de voyages
Named Person: Judith Matloff
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Matloff
ISBN: 9780465097883 046509788X
OCLC Number: 1033428375
Notes: Index.
Description: viii, 253 pages : cartes ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. A towering problem --
One for one : the Dinaric Alps --
Our land is our land : Sierra Madre --
Holding the high ground of nothing : the Andes --
The dammed : Himalayas --
Mountain thistles : the Caucasus --
On the existential border : Kashmir --
The gods of the valleys are not the gods of the hills. Part one: the Green Mountains and the Hindu Kush ; Part two: the Lyngen Alps --
Cantonment (contentment) : the Pyrenees and the Swiss Alps.
Responsibility: Judith Matloff.

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"Impressive and necessary... Matloff approaches her topic with a magic combination of wisdom and empathy, and it is impossible to not be moved."--Booklist, starred review "Vistas, vainglory, Read more...

 
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