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Riassunto: One of America's best-known mountaineers, famed for his pioneering climbs in Alaska and the Himalayas, Robert Bates was also an English teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy. Published half a century after it was written, his book is still the only one of its kind, analyzing a wealth of mountain literature from poets Auden and Arnold to accounts by climbers Whymper and Younghusband. Bates reviews more than 280 books, many of them now out of print, using quotes and excerpts to show how perceptions of mountains have changed over the centuries. Selected drawings and photographs from many of the early books illustrate the work. Most early writers saw the mountains as fearful places, situated by the devil for man's punishment; "horrid mountains" were the words John Evelyn used of the Alps. Poets Keats, Wordsworth, and Shelley wrote less fearfully, but their vantage point was that of the valleys and passes, not the high and rugged slopes. By the late 18th century, as climbers began to attempt the peaks, we hear still, not of their kindred feeling for the mountains, but of the terrors and dangers they encountered. It would take the cumulative experience of many climbers, explorers, and scientists to produce literature reflecting the majesty of the mountains themselves.
Sinossi: The author, an American mountaineer who has climbed in Alaska and the Himalayas, collects literature from poets and mountain climbers about their experiences and perceptions of the mountains.
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Descrizione libro Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2000, 2000. 1st edition, hardback, 4to, 229pp, illustrated, clean and tight, no inscriptions, Very Good / Very Good dustwrapper. ISBN: 0914339915. Codice libro della libreria 779086
Descrizione libro Portsmouth, NH: Peter E. Randall, 2000., 2000. xviii, 228pp, (7x10 inches), b&w photos and drawings, notes, bibliography, index. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Hardcover, crisp, tight, corners sharp, no markings. The unclipped jacket is bright and clean, no chips, tears or creases. A beautiful book, appears unused. Codice libro della libreria 18376
Descrizione libro Peter E. Randall Publisher 2001-01-01, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. 0914339915 Hard cover book that is a former library item with tpical library marks. Book has seen little to no use. Hardly any wear. Binding tight, corners sharp, text is clean throughout. Fast shipping!. Codice libro della libreria VL024035
Descrizione libro Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0000808507
Descrizione libro Portsmouth, N.H. : Peter E. Randall Publisher ; 2000., 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Dustjacket included. First Edition. ISBN 0914339915. Hardcover copy in fine condition with fine condition dustwrapper. First printing. Tight clean copy. C35-4 6. No Signature. Codice libro della libreria 2004802
Descrizione libro Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0914339915
Descrizione libro Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1st. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0914339915
Descrizione libro Peter E. Randall, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 10.25" x 7.25". xviii, 229 pp. A "scholarly account of mountaineering writing and mountaineers from the dragons of 17th century Scheuchzer, right up to the struggles, triumphs, and tragedies on 20th century Everest." Illustrated with b&w photos and drawings. Green cloth. DJ has some light shelf wear. A bright clean copy. Codice libro della libreria 016666
Descrizione libro Peter E. Randall Publisher, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2001. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: F. Condizione sovraccoperta: F. First Edition. F/F. 4to. original green textured paper boards gilt in dustwrapper; pp. xviii, 230 (last blank), with illustrations. A fine copy. Codice libro della libreria 006024
Descrizione libro Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-077-51-2246902