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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Ice, Fire, and Nutcrackers

A Rocky Mountain Ecology

by George Constantz

<div>Why do quaking aspens grow in prominent clumps rather than randomly scattered across the landscape? Why and how does a rufous hummingbird drop its metabolism to one-hundredth of its normal rate? Why do bull elk grow those enormous ...

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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 ...

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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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Oze National Park

The Backpacker’s Guide for a 2-day 1-night Trek from Tokyo to See a Marsh, a Field of Flowers, a Lake, a Waterfall and a Mountain

by Hiroshi Satake

<p>This <strong>photo guidebook</strong> introduces international tourists to<strong> Oze National Park</strong> ?????? in Japan. Oze ?? is a popular and excellent scenic hiking place. It is located in Japan on the border of Gunma ??, Fukushima ...

ISBN: 1230001524918

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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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The Finest Peaks

Prominence and other Mountain Measures

by Adam Helman, Ph.D.

<P> This book challenges the precedent that a mountain's worth scales with height. It is a rational synthesis of new concepts that compel one to reassess the popular "heightist mindset". The concept of <b>prominence,</b> loosely defined as a ...

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The Great Quest

Fifty US State High Points and More

by Matthew Gilbertson; Eric Gilbertson

Eric and Matthew were born in Berea, KY in 1986 and started hiking with their Dad in the nearby hills and hollers of Kentucky as soon as they could walk. They started college in the fall of 2004 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

ISBN: 9781481776691

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The Great Stone Face and other Tales

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

<p>Nathaniel Hawthorne immersed himself in the legends and superstitions of New England, weaving their themes into his own writing. These four haunting stories—tales of spirituality, guilt, and the consequences of sin—are set in New Hampshire’s ...

ISBN: 1230000311741

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The Mountain Archetype

A Psychological Approach

by Thomas Hersh

<p>From the beginning of recorded history, the mountain has played a prominent role in religion. The research for this book shows, for example, that many religions started on mountains. In addition, mountains were considered gods or the homes of

ISBN: 9780997091700

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