The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier

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Sasquatch Books, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 278 pages
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Intrigued by the defining pillar of his native landscape, writer Bruce Barcott set out to grasp the spirit of Mount Rainier, the largest and most dangerous volcano in the country, through a death-defying journey along its massive flanks.

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Review: Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier

User Review  - Shonna Siegers - Goodreads

Loved the beginning and certain sections of the book. Some places had an odd flow, but over all a nice picture of how people feel about rainier. I thought the section on mountain climbing and death in ... Read full review

Review: Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier

User Review  - Marcfendel - Goodreads

This was a solid story about the author's relationship with Mt Rainier. Worth the read especially if you plan to spend time there. Read full review

Contents

The Mountain Is Out
1
Pressing Through Cloud
17
The Only Sensible and Suitable Name
34
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Bruce Barcott, author of T"he Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier," is a contributing editor at "Outside "magazine. His feature articles have appeared in "The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Sports Illustrated, Harper's, Utne Reader," and other publications. He contributes reviews to "The New York Times Book Review "and the public radio show "Living on Earth," and is a former Ted Scripps Fellow at the University of Colorado. He lives in Seattle with his wife and their two children.

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