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Mountains of the Mind: a History of a Fascination Paperback – 1 Jul 2008

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Granta (1 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847080391
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847080394
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 114 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Macfarlane writes very well - he loves the mountains as much as anyone - very personal - everyone should read it' Trail 'The most exhilarating history of mountaineering - less the tale of how mountains got climbed than the story of why they became objects of such fascination to us - a riveting read' Jeremy Paxman, Guardian Summer Reads 'Of all the books published to mark the 50th anniversary of climbing Mount Everest, Robert Macfarlane's Mountains of the Mind stands out as by far the most intelligent and interesting - he can be as poetic as he is plucky' --Economist

A dramatic, richly imagined look at our fascination with mountains. --Sunday Times Cultures' 100 Books to Love

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Why do so many feel compelled to risk their lives climbing mountains? During the climbing season, one person a day dies in the Alps, and more people die climbing in this season in Scotland than they do on the roads. "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 It is rich with literary and historical references, and punctuated by beautifully written descriptions of the author's own climbing experiences.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.

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