Mountains of the Mind
A History of a Fascination
Why do so many feel compelled to risk their lives climbing mountains? During the climbing season, as many as one person a day dies in the European Alps.
Mountains of the Mind pursues a fascinating investigation into our emotional and imaginative responses to mountains and how these have changed over the last few centuries. It is rich with literary and historical references and punctuated by beautifully written descriptions of the author's own climbing experiences.
There are chapters on glaciers geology the pursuit of fear the desire to explore the unknown and the desire to get to the summit and the book ends with a gripping account of Mallory's attempt on Everest. Mountains of the Mind is a beautifully written synthesis of climbing memoir and cultural history.
Author: Robert Macfarlane
No of Pages: 306
Page Size: 129 x 198 mm
Published Date: November 2017
Illustrations: Black & white photos
Book: Mountains of the Mind: Macfarlane
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