Contact: Mountain Climbing and Environmental Thinking

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Mountain climbing is a relatively new sport in human history. Until the eighteenth century, mountains were considered inhospitable, even evil. It was the Romantics who taught us to feel a new awe and admiration for the alpine world. Since then, most of the world's mountains have been climbed. Climbers experience the natural world in some of its harshest conditions, and from each climber, each climb, come fresh appraisals of the connection between humans and nature.The twenty-three climbing narratives collected and contexualized by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy in ""Contact"" explore our changing attitudes toward mountains and the natural world. These stories - some classic texts, others original works - tell of climbers thrilling to the conquest of a previously unclimbed peak or their own physical and psychological limitations; or celebrating mountains as the place where they find the best part of themselves. Other narratives display a keen appreciation not only for nature but for human responsibility toward it. Still others meditate on the craft of climbing; the beauty of becoming, for a time, part of a place that onlookers can only observe; or the astonishing impact of global warming on hitherto frozen environments. Among the authors are John Muir, Gary Snyder, Arlene Blum, John Daniel, Barry Blanchard, Lynn Hill, Conrad Kain, Yvon Chouinard, and Doug Robinson.""Contact"" can be enjoyed as a profound examination of the philosophy of the environment or as a collection of exciting accounts of alpine climbs. In both cases, the book illuminates the spectrum of human attitudes toward mountains and the environment, and the growing symbiosis between climbing and environmental awareness.

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Descrizione libro University of Nevada Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New.. 206 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Mountain climbing is a relatively new sport in human history. Until the eighteenth century, mountains were considered inhospitable, even evil. It was the Romantics who taught us to feel a new awe and admiration for the alpine world. Since then, most of the world s mountains have been climbed. Climbers experience the natural world in some of its harshest conditions, and from each climber, each climb, come fresh appraisals of the connection between humans and nature.The twenty-three climbing narratives collected and contexualized by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy in Contact explore our changing attitudes toward mountains and the natural world. These stories - some classic texts, others original works - tell of climbers thrilling to the conquest of a previously unclimbed peak or their own physical and psychological limitations; or celebrating mountains as the place where they find the best part of themselves. Other narratives display a keen appreciation not only for nature but for human responsibility toward it. Still others meditate on the craft of climbing; the beauty of becoming, for a time, part of a place that onlookers can only observe; or the astonishing impact of global warming on hitherto frozen environments. Among the authors are John Muir, Gary Snyder, Arlene Blum, John Daniel, Barry Blanchard, Lynn Hill, Conrad Kain, Yvon Chouinard, and Doug Robinson. Contact can be enjoyed as a profound examination of the philosophy of the environment or as a collection of exciting accounts of alpine climbs. In both cases, the book illuminates the spectrum of human attitudes toward mountains and the environment, and the growing symbiosis between climbing and environmental awareness. Codice libro della libreria AAC9780874177466

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Descrizione libro University of Nevada Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New.. 206 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Mountain climbing is a relatively new sport in human history. Until the eighteenth century, mountains were considered inhospitable, even evil. It was the Romantics who taught us to feel a new awe and admiration for the alpine world. Since then, most of the world s mountains have been climbed. Climbers experience the natural world in some of its harshest conditions, and from each climber, each climb, come fresh appraisals of the connection between humans and nature.The twenty-three climbing narratives collected and contexualized by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy in Contact explore our changing attitudes toward mountains and the natural world. These stories - some classic texts, others original works - tell of climbers thrilling to the conquest of a previously unclimbed peak or their own physical and psychological limitations; or celebrating mountains as the place where they find the best part of themselves. Other narratives display a keen appreciation not only for nature but for human responsibility toward it. Still others meditate on the craft of climbing; the beauty of becoming, for a time, part of a place that onlookers can only observe; or the astonishing impact of global warming on hitherto frozen environments. Among the authors are John Muir, Gary Snyder, Arlene Blum, John Daniel, Barry Blanchard, Lynn Hill, Conrad Kain, Yvon Chouinard, and Doug Robinson. Contact can be enjoyed as a profound examination of the philosophy of the environment or as a collection of exciting accounts of alpine climbs. In both cases, the book illuminates the spectrum of human attitudes toward mountains and the environment, and the growing symbiosis between climbing and environmental awareness. Codice libro della libreria AAC9780874177466

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Descrizione libro University of Nevada Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 256 pages. Dimensions: 8.1in. x 6.0in. x 0.7in.Contact collects new and classic first-person climbing stories from North Americas best-known climbers and writers. Mountain climbers are important but overlooked commentators on the environment, and this collection of alpine adventures demonstrates the relationship between climbers and nature both for a popular audience and for academics working in the field of environmental literature. and lt;br and gt; Contributors include Gary Snyder, John Daniel, Chris McNamara, and Greg Child. and lt;br and gt; and lt;br and gt; This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780874177466

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