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Description - Mountains of the Mind by Robert Macfarlane

Mountains of the Mind pursues an 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 It is rich with literary and historical references, and punctuated by descriptions of the author's own climbing experiences.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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847080394
ISBN-10: 1847080391
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Macfarlane

Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination (2003), won the Guardian First Book Award, The Somerset Maugham Award, and The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and was filmed by the BBC. It was also short-listed for the Ondaatje Prize for the Literature of Place, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Boardman-Tasker Prize for Mountaineering Literature, the Banff Mountain Literature Award, and long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. It was acclaimed as one of the two most important books written around the experience of mountains in the past fifty years . Robert Macfarlane is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He lives in Cambridge with his family.

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