High Places: Cultural Geographies of Mountains, Ice and Science

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High places--be they mountain peaks or the vast expanses of the polar latitudes--have always captured the human imagination. Inaccessible, extreme, they are commonly invested with awe and reverence, as places of physical challenge, intense experience. Increasingly, they are also treated as unique locations for science. High Places explores the fascinating geographies of these special environments, revealing how senses are challenged, objectivities exposed, cultural assumptions laid bare. Whether walking the summit of Pico ...

High Places: Cultural Geographies of Mountains, Ice and Science 2008, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781845116170

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High Places: Cultural Geographies of Mountains, Ice and Science 2008, I. B. Tauris & Company

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