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Among the Summer Snows

by Christopher Nicholson

A beautiful book about love and loss, fragility and chance, the wide world and the near world . . . full of intense light and colour, extraordinary glimpses, moving insights and subtle humour.' Richard Kerridge, author of <i>Cold ...

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Appalachian Tectonics

by Thomas Clark

<p>Mountain ranges are the most conspicuous elements of the earth's architecture, and the manner in which the architectural units are arranged or disarranged has become the study of a subdivision of geology known as Tectonics. A hundred years ...

ISBN: 9781442654792

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Base Camp

40 Days on Everest

by Dianne Whelan

<p>It takes forty days to know the mountain.</p> <p>Each spring, over eight hundred climbers attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. The conditions are challenging, and without warning can become life-threatening. Some make it to the top of ...

ISBN: 9781927575406

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Conrad Kain

Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933

by Conrad Kain

Conrad Kain is a titan amongst climbers in Canada and is well-known in mountaineering circles all over the world. His letters to Amelie Malek-a life-long friend-offer a candid view into the deepest thoughts of the Austrian mountain guide, and ...

ISBN: 9781772120165

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Deadly Peaks

Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies

by Robert Hauptman & Frederic V. Hartemann

<span><span style="font-style:italic;">Deadly Peaks </span><span>is a collection of the most notable mountaineering disasters and near-disasters in history. Exhaustively researched by two of the most respected authorities on mountaineering ...

ISBN: 9781589798427

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Etna

by G. F. Rodwell

<p>While preparing an account of MOUNT ETNA for the Encyclopedia Britannica, I was surprised to find that there exists no single work in the English language devoted to the history of the most famous volcano in the world. I was consequently ...

ISBN: 1230000348867

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Exceptional Mountains

A Cultural History of the Pacific Northwest Volcanoes

by O. Alan Weltzien

<DIV><P>Over the past 150 years, people have flocked to the Pacific Northwest in increasing numbers, in part due to the region’s beauty and one of its most exceptional features: volcanoes. This segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire has shaped not ...

ISBN: 9780803290402

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Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill

The Life of Canadian Mountain Rescue Pioneer Willi Pfisterer

by Susanna Pfisterer

<p>Shortlisted for the Alberta Readers' Choice Award!</p><p><i>Fifty Percent of Mountaineering Is Uphill</i> is the enthralling true story of Jasper’s Willi Pfisterer, a legend in the field of mountaineering and safety in the Rocky Mountains. ...

ISBN: 9781926455617

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JAPAN ALPS KAMIKOCHI

Scenic Spots and Hiking Trails with Many Photos

by Hiroshi Satake

<p>May 5, 2017 (Edition 2)<br> A lot of old information was updated.<br> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -&nbsp;<br> This photo book introduces international tourists to Japan Alps Kamikochi ??? in Nagano ?? prefecture. Kamikochi is one of the

ISBN: 1230001667202

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Making Rocky Mountain National Park

The Environmental History of an American Treasure

by Jerry J. Frank

On September 4, 1915, hundreds of people gathered in Estes Park, Colorado, to celebrate the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park. This new nature preserve held the promise of peace, solitude, and rapture that many city dwellers craved. As ...

ISBN: 9780700620234

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Measure of a Mountain

Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier

by Bruce Barcott

In The Measure of a Mountain, Seattle writer Bruce Barcott sets out to know Rainier. His method is exploratory, meandering, personal. He begins by encircling it, first by car then on foot. He finds that the mountain is a complex of moss-bearded ...

ISBN: 9781570618000

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Mountain Meteorology

Fundamentals and Applications

by C. David Whiteman

<em>Mountain Meteorology: Fundamentals and Applications</em> offers first an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of mountain meteorology, then goes on to discuss their application in natural resources management. It includes over ...

ISBN: 9780199881062

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Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

by Clarence King

Mountaineers will realize, from these descriptions of Sierra climbs, how few dangers we encountered which might not have been avoided by time and caution. Since the uncertain perils of glacier work and snow copings do not exist in California, ...

ISBN: 9783736419568

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Mountains of the Heart

A Natural History of the Appalachians

by Scott Weidensaul

Part natural history, part poetry, Mountains of the Heart is full of hidden gems and less traveled parts of the Appalachian Mountains Stretching almost unbroken from Alabama to Belle Isle, Newfoundland, the Appalachians are one of the oldest ...

ISBN: 9781938486890

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Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains

Timber Press Field Guide

by Daniel Mathews

<DIV><P><I>Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains </I>is an engagingly written, portable history and identification guide for the flora, fauna, and geology of the region. This guide also includes information about the landscape and ...

ISBN: 9781604697841

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Nature

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

<p>Nature, by Ralph Waldo Emerson is a fabulous philosophical interpretation of nature and how it influences man physically and spiritually. Emerson's writing is redolent with the wonder of the true romantic, but never sinks to the level of ...

ISBN: 1230000279634

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On Mount Hood

A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak

by Jon Bell

On Mount Hood is a contemporary, first-person narrative biography of Oregon's greatest mountain, featuring stories full of adventure and tragedy, history and geology, people and places, trivia and lore. The mountain itself helps create the ...

ISBN: 9781570617751

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Sierra Impressions: Images and Inspiration from The Sierra Nevada

by Rick McKeon

<p>I love wild places! Over the past 27 years of hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California I have collected hundreds of beautiful photographs and wonderful memories. Stay out there for a while and the wilderness will seep into your ...

ISBN: 9781310403699

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Survive

Mountains

by Justin Lichter

<span><span>Lightweight and small enough to fit in your pocket or tucked into your backpack, </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Survive Mountains</span><span> is the must-have item to keep with you in case you find yourself in a mountainous

ISBN: 9781493015658

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Survive

Snow Country

by Jeff Henry

<span><span>Lightweight and small enough to fit in your pocket or tucked into your backpack, </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Survive Snow Country</span><span> is the must-have item to keep with you in case you find yourself in a snowy ...

ISBN: 9781493023868

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