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Among Mountains [Hardcover]

Jim Crumley
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4 Nov 1993
Telling of the author's lifetime among mountains, this book's themes are the wildlife, the vanished people and the conservation of mountains for their own sake. Jim Crumley presents the argument that there is so much more to the experience of being among mountains than mere mountaineering. Jim Crumley is the author of "A High and Lonely Place", "Glencoe - Monarch of Glens" (with photographer Colin Baxter) and "Waters of the Wild Swan".


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing (4 Nov 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851585443
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851585441
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 19.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 434,868 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jim Crumley's fierce commitment to mountain country and its conservation is undeniable, but his style of writing and his world view are rather a matter of taste. While a good number of people whose judgement I respect think Jim is something like a new John Muir, for myself I find his striving for aesthetic or even poetic effect is too often just laborious rather than fluently successful; sometimes meaning dissolves on close scrutiny. Similarly, his conservation arguments may be so pure as to command respect, but they are largely so uncompromising as to be utterly unworkable in any political reality short of an enlightened dictatorship under J.Crumley, and I find rather a smack of bitterness and misanthropy within them. We have to live together on this earth as well as living with the earth.
But I'd encourage anyone with a feeling for mountain country to read this, and his other related titles on Glen Coe and the Cairngorms, to see how they relate to Jim's stern advocacy.
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