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9781927330067
6 x 9 Inches (US)
356 pages
paperback
CDN$ 29.95
BISAC: HIS006020
BISAC: HIS051000
BISAC: SPO029000


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The Glittering Mountains of Canada
A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies, 1914-1924
by J. Monroe Thorington
Foreword by Robert William Sandford
Release Date: 2012

CDN$ 29.95

"This then is a book of mountaineering, not presenting the Canadian Rockies in their entirety — no single volume will ever do that — but including many of the finest things. It is also a book of mountain travel, under conditions such as perhaps the European traveller experienced in the Alps during the Eighteenth Century. Finally, it is a book of mountain history; for here is Geography in the making, and with a tradition behind it — a story that has never been properly gathered together, and whose details, in part at least, are gone forever." — from the Preface by J. Monroe Thorington

Completely re-edited, re-designed and containing with an impressive collection of archival photos and maps, The Glittering Mountains of Canada is a must-read for anyone interested in mountain literature. The book's position in the pantheon of outdoor writing as a "classic" is only further enhanced and supported by the passionate Foreword by well-known mountain historian and environmental writer Robert William Sandford, who urges the contemporary reader to embrace Thorington's belief in the importance of landscape and the poetry of place. This is a book that deserves to be read and appreciated alongside the work of Wallace Stegner, Henry David Thoreau and Sid Marty.

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Pages:

356

ISBN-13:

9781927330067

Format:

paperback

Dimensions:

6 x 9 Inches (US)

Publisher:

RMB | Rocky Mountain Books

Bisac:

HIS006020, HIS051000, SPO029000


The Glittering Mountains of Canada: A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies, 1914-1924
by J. Monroe Thorington
Foreword by Robert William Sandford
9781927330081
BISAC: HIS006020
BISAC: HIS051000
BISAC: SPO029000
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