Contact: Mountain Climbing And Environmental Thinking

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Contact collects new and classic first-person climbing stories from North America’s best-known climbers and writers. Mountain climbers are important but overlooked commentators on the environment, and this collection of alpine adventures demonstrates the relationship between climbers and nature both for a popular audience and for academics working in the field of environmental literature. Contributors include Gary Snyder, John Daniel, Chris McNamara, and Greg Child.

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Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy is chair of environmental studies and associate professor of English at Westminster College. He has climbed mountains in Asia, Africa, and Europe, and his work has been published in academic journals and climbing magazines.

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“What McCarthy does here is not only bring together great stories; he contextualizes them in such a way as to create a paradigm for examining the impact humans have in even the most remote corners of the globe.”?Mikel Vause, author of Peering Over the Edge: The Philosophy of Mountaineering

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Descripción University of Nevada Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Mountain climbing is a relatively new sport in human history. Until the eighteenth century, mountains were considered inhospitable, even evil. It was the Romantics who taught us to feel a new awe and admiration for the alpine world. Since then, most of the world s mountains have been climbed. Climbers experience the natural world in some of its harshest conditions, and from each climber, each climb, come fresh appraisals of the connection between humans and nature.The twenty-three climbing narratives collected and contexualized by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy in Contact explore our changing attitudes toward mountains and the natural world. These stories - some classic texts, others original works - tell of climbers thrilling to the conquest of a previously unclimbed peak or their own physical and psychological limitations; or celebrating mountains as the place where they find the best part of themselves. Other narratives display a keen appreciation not only for nature but for human responsibility toward it.Still others meditate on the craft of climbing; the beauty of becoming, for a time, part of a place that onlookers can only observe; or the astonishing impact of global warming on hitherto frozen environments. Among the authors are John Muir, Gary Snyder, Arlene Blum, John Daniel, Barry Blanchard, Lynn Hill, Conrad Kain, Yvon Chouinard, and Doug Robinson. Contact can be enjoyed as a profound examination of the philosophy of the environment or as a collection of exciting accounts of alpine climbs. In both cases, the book illuminates the spectrum of human attitudes toward mountains and the environment, and the growing symbiosis between climbing and environmental awareness. Nº de ref. de la librería BTE9780874177466

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Descripción University of Nevada Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Mountain climbing is a relatively new sport in human history. Until the eighteenth century, mountains were considered inhospitable, even evil. It was the Romantics who taught us to feel a new awe and admiration for the alpine world. Since then, most of the world s mountains have been climbed. Climbers experience the natural world in some of its harshest conditions, and from each climber, each climb, come fresh appraisals of the connection between humans and nature.The twenty-three climbing narratives collected and contexualized by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy in Contact explore our changing attitudes toward mountains and the natural world. These stories - some classic texts, others original works - tell of climbers thrilling to the conquest of a previously unclimbed peak or their own physical and psychological limitations; or celebrating mountains as the place where they find the best part of themselves. Other narratives display a keen appreciation not only for nature but for human responsibility toward it.Still others meditate on the craft of climbing; the beauty of becoming, for a time, part of a place that onlookers can only observe; or the astonishing impact of global warming on hitherto frozen environments. Among the authors are John Muir, Gary Snyder, Arlene Blum, John Daniel, Barry Blanchard, Lynn Hill, Conrad Kain, Yvon Chouinard, and Doug Robinson. Contact can be enjoyed as a profound examination of the philosophy of the environment or as a collection of exciting accounts of alpine climbs. In both cases, the book illuminates the spectrum of human attitudes toward mountains and the environment, and the growing symbiosis between climbing and environmental awareness. Nº de ref. de la librería AAN9780874177466

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Descripción University of Nevada Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Mountain climbing is a relatively new sport in human history. Until the eighteenth century, mountains were considered inhospitable, even evil. It was the Romantics who taught us to feel a new awe and admiration for the alpine world. Since then, most of the world s mountains have been climbed. Climbers experience the natural world in some of its harshest conditions, and from each climber, each climb, come fresh appraisals of the connection between humans and nature.The twenty-three climbing narratives collected and contexualized by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy in Contact explore our changing attitudes toward mountains and the natural world. These stories - some classic texts, others original works - tell of climbers thrilling to the conquest of a previously unclimbed peak or their own physical and psychological limitations; or celebrating mountains as the place where they find the best part of themselves. Other narratives display a keen appreciation not only for nature but for human responsibility toward it.Still others meditate on the craft of climbing; the beauty of becoming, for a time, part of a place that onlookers can only observe; or the astonishing impact of global warming on hitherto frozen environments. Among the authors are John Muir, Gary Snyder, Arlene Blum, John Daniel, Barry Blanchard, Lynn Hill, Conrad Kain, Yvon Chouinard, and Doug Robinson. Contact can be enjoyed as a profound examination of the philosophy of the environment or as a collection of exciting accounts of alpine climbs. In both cases, the book illuminates the spectrum of human attitudes toward mountains and the environment, and the growing symbiosis between climbing and environmental awareness. Nº de ref. de la librería AAN9780874177466

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Descripción University of Nevada Press, Reno, 2008. Softcover. Estado de conservación: New. 256 pages. Softcover. New book. SHORT STORIES. Mountain climbing is a relatively new sport in human history. Until the eighteenth century, mountains were considered inhospitable, even evil. Since then, most of the world's peaks have been climbed, and from each climber, and each climb, come fresh appraisals of the connection between humans and nature. The twenty-three climbing narratives collected and contextualized by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy in Contact illuminate the spectrum of human attitudes toward mountains and the natural world, and the growing symbiosis between climbing and environmental awareness. The collected narratives are a mix of original works and classic texts. Some of these stories tell of climbers thrilling to the conquest of a previously unclimbed peak or of their own physical and psychological limitations. Others meditate on the craft of climbing; the wonder of becoming, for a time, part of a place that onlookers can only observe; or the astonishing impact of global warming on hitherto frozen environments. Among the authors are John Muir, Gary Snyder, Arlene Blum, John Daniel, Barry Blanchard, Lynn Hill, Conrad Kain, and Mark Jenkins. McCarthy grew up in Maine, and was educated at Wesleyan University, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Oregon. He was a Fulbright Fellow to Canada in 1997-1998, and has won several awards and fellowships to support his academic work in environmental criticism and modern literature. McCarthy is Chair of Westminster College's major in Environmental Studies and Associate Professor of English. He lives in Salt Lake City with his partner Katy and dog Jack. "What McCarthy does here is not only bring together great stories; he contextualizes them in such a way as to create a paradigm for examining the impact humans have in even the most remote corners of the globe. -Mikel Vause, author of Peering Over the Edge: The Philosophy of Mountaineering "This book carves a unique spot in literature by asking eco-critical scholars to give mountaineering literature/culture more attention, as it has always and continues to play an integral part in the formation of human relations with the natural environment. It is a timely and valuable contribution to scholars in environmental studies and mountaineering literature. Moreover, it is an important book for armchair climbers and climbers themselves." -Peter L. Bayers, author of Imperial Ascent: Mountaineering, Masculinity, and Empire "Contact is a timely book because it gives us the opportunity to examine the reason we climb and a chance to see our connection to the environment. In addition to an intellectual appraisal of climbing, these are fine tales of risk and adventure." -Conrad Anker, climber "An intriguing blend of adventure reading, environmental studies text and pure literary pleasure, this fresh perspective should appeal to climbers, teachers and anyone interested in the environment." -High Country News "The book is an excellent mix of climbing stories, harrowing epics on rock and ice, strong writing, vivid description, and insight into the motivation behind some of the world's best climbers.Contact is an excellent alpinist anthology, an important book for a new, younger generation of climbers." -Nevada Historical Society Quarterly Home page (Key Words: Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy, Mountaineering Literature/Culture). book. Nº de ref. de la librería 84507X1

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Descripción University of Nevada Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Contact: Mountain Climbing and Environmental Thinking, Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy, Mountain climbing is a relatively new sport in human history. Until the eighteenth century, mountains were considered inhospitable, even evil. It was the Romantics who taught us to feel a new awe and admiration for the alpine world. Since then, most of the world's mountains have been climbed. Climbers experience the natural world in some of its harshest conditions, and from each climber, each climb, come fresh appraisals of the connection between humans and nature.The twenty-three climbing narratives collected and contexualized by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy in ""Contact"" explore our changing attitudes toward mountains and the natural world. These stories - some classic texts, others original works - tell of climbers thrilling to the conquest of a previously unclimbed peak or their own physical and psychological limitations; or celebrating mountains as the place where they find the best part of themselves. Other narratives display a keen appreciation not only for nature but for human responsibility toward it. Still others meditate on the craft of climbing; the beauty of becoming, for a time, part of a place that onlookers can only observe; or the astonishing impact of global warming on hitherto frozen environments. Among the authors are John Muir, Gary Snyder, Arlene Blum, John Daniel, Barry Blanchard, Lynn Hill, Conrad Kain, Yvon Chouinard, and Doug Robinson.""Contact"" can be enjoyed as a profound examination of the philosophy of the environment or as a collection of exciting accounts of alpine climbs. In both cases, the book illuminates the spectrum of human attitudes toward mountains and the environment, and the growing symbiosis between climbing and environmental awareness. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780874177466

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