Extreme Landscape: The Lure of Mountain Spaces

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Bernadette McDonald
National Geographic Adventure Press, 2002 - Travel - 249 pages
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Developed in association with the Banff Centre for Mountain Culture, "Extreme Landscape brings together the original work of 19 renowned writers, explorers, adventurers, and scientists who share a passion for, and a commitment to, the world' s extreme environments. Ranging in subject from culture, spirituality, and psychology of extreme landscapes to their consumption and conservation, the diverse essays in this collection present a thoughtful and complete exploration of the enduring lure of mountains and their wild extremes.

Featuring contributions from such authors as Barry Lopez, Wade Davis, Gretel Ehrlich, and Reinhold Messner and first-hand accounts from the Andes and the hidden valleys of Tibet to the wind-scoured fjords of Patagonia and the icy reaches of northern Greenland, "Extreme Landscape is a meditation on the indelible effect of extreme environments on our lives--and of our equally indelible impact on these landscapes.

Released in 2002 to celebrate the International Year of Mountains as designated by the United Nations, this beautiful collector' s edition captures, with unprecedented authority, the full scope of our extreme mountain landscapes.

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we called it the atticGRETEL EHRLICH i
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the church of my choice ED DOUGLAS
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a new geography of hopeWILLIAM MCDONOUGH
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Bernadette McDonald teaches Sociology in Cavan Institute.

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