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

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Sasquatch Books, 1997 - Travel - 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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User Review  - FireandIce - LibraryThing

Barcott's style is the illegitimate lovechild of Bill Bryson and Jon Krakauer. This book is informative as well as humorous. If you like the great outdoors (with a healthy dose of history and botany), it's a great read. Read full review

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User Review  - JechtShot - LibraryThing

At 14,411 feet (summit elevation), Mt. Rainier is the highest mountain in Washington State and is considered a starting ground for those wishing to try their luck with Everest. The Measure of a ... Read full review


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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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