Ascent: The Invention of Mountain Climbing and Its Practice

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Touchstone Book, 1989 - Travel - 221 pages
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Traces the origins and history of mountaineering and looks at how our attitudes towards mountains have changed as a result

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Historical (somewhat) account of climbing in the Alps, primarily. Read full review


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Jeremy Bernstein is the author of many books on science for the general reader, including"Plutonium: A History of the World s Most Dangerous Element" and "Oppenheimer: Portrait of an Enigma". He is a former staff writer for the "New Yorker.

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