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Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination

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Why do so many feel compelled to risk their lives climbing mountains? During the climbing season, one person a day dies in the Alps, and more people die climbing in this season in Scotland than they do on the roads. "Mountains of the Mind" pursues a fascinating investigation into our emotional and imaginative responses to mountains, and how these have changed over the last few centuries. It is rich with literary and historical references, and punctuated by beautifully written descriptions of the author's own climbing ...

Mountains of the Mind: a History of a Fascination 2008, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781847080394

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Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination 2004, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862076549

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