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Mountains of the mind: a history of a fascination

Mountains of the mind: a history of a fascination

Macfarlane, Robert, 1976-

Since they were once avoided at all costs, how have mountains, in the space of three centuries, come to exert such a strange and sometimes fatal hold on the imagination, moving millions every year to risk their lives? The author of this engaging book seeks to answer these questions

Book. English.
Published London: Granta, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Robert Macfarlane
ISBN: 1847080391, 9781847080394
Note: Originally published: 2003.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-291) and index.
Physical Description: 306 p. : ill., maps, port. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Mountaineering Philosophy.; Mountaineering.; Mountains.; Mountaineering Psychological aspects.