Contact Mountain Climbing and Environmental Thinking
Place Published: Reno
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Date Published: 2008
Edition: First Edition
Condition: As NEW
Book Id: 13689
242 pp. 21 cm. White and Blue photographic wrappers. NEW. From rear cover: "Mountain climbing is a relatively new sport in human history. Until the eighteenth century, mountains were considered inhospitable, even evil. Since then, most of the world's peaks have been climbed, and from each climber, each climb, come fresh appraisals of the connection between humans and nature. "The twenty-three climbing narratives collected and contexturalized by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy in Contact illuminate the spectrum of human attitudes toward mountains and the natural world, and the growing symbiosis between climbing and environmental awareness..."