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|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.72(w) x 11.28(h) x 1.13(d)|
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Frederic Hartemann and Robert Hauptman have gathered facts and information from every corner of the mountaineering world, in a comprehensive, instructive, and entertaining reference and guide to the principles and workings of the mountains, climbing, and other outdoor pursuits. This is no mere catalogue, nor is it anything like other books, or even what it might seem to be at the surface. One has to handle, sample, and ponder to understand the true objective of the authors. The overview is unique, making a fresh penetration of ideas and concepts. At times there is a certain high elegance. Hartemann and Hauptman don't shy away from the complexity and depth of their subject.
The vastness of the mountain landscape, both literal and allegoric, is aptly presented in this wonderful book: from the science of volcanoes, to the music of the mountains; from the techniques of ice climbing, to the poetry of a moonrise over a high ridge; from the snow leopard, to satellite cartography; from haunting tragedies to sheer triumph; innumerable aspects of the high realm are presented in detail, along with beautiful color photographs and maps.