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The mountains of the mind

a fantastic journey into reality

by Andreas Feininger

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  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Viking Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nature photography.,
  • Photography, Artistic.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAndreas Feininger.
    SeriesA Studio book
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTR721 .F44 1977
    The Physical Object
    Pagination160 p. :
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4904996M
    ISBN 100670491292
    LC Control Number76051762
    OCLC/WorldCa2644465

    Mountains of the Mind contains never before published early work from Dr Polack, prizewinning published pieces and brand new short stories written especially for this book. It will surprise and delight fans of her previous 6 novels and non fiction publications, and introduce new readers to the complexities and subtleties of Dr Polack’s short.   The basis for the new documentary film, Mountain: A Breathtaking Voyage into the Extreme. Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert McFarlane reveals how the mystery of the world’s highest places has came to grip the Western imagination—and perennially draws legions of adventurers up the most /5(4).

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    The new book, translated by Edith Grossman, is set in the mountains, location of Peru's most venerable history: ''There it was: immense, mysterious, gray-green, poverty-stricken, wealthy, ancient, hermetic. Peru was this lunar landscape and the impassive, copper-colored faces of the women and men who surrounded them. About Mountains of the Mind. The basis for the new documentary film, Mountain: A Breathtaking Voyage into the Extreme. Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert McFarlane reveals how the mystery of the world’s highest places has came to grip the Western imagination—and perennially draws legions of.


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This one is written in typical Macfarlane style. The sub title of the book is 'A History of a Fascination' and that is very much what it is, a history of humankind's fascination with mountainous areas/5().

‎Why do so many feel compelled to risk their lives climbing mountains. During the climbing season, one person a day dies in the Alps, and more people die climbing in this season in Scotland than they do on the roads.

Mountains of the Mind is a fascinating investigation into our emotional and imaginat. Robert Macfarlane was born in Nottinghamshire in He is the author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways and Landmarks.

Mountains of the Mind won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award and the Sunday Times Young Writer of /5(K). Fortunately, this is not yet another egotistical man-against-the-mountain book in the style of Joe Simpson Rather, this book purports to be an exploration of the fascination with mountains that came to grip the Western mind-set.

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Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert Macfarlane reveals how the mystery of the world's highest places has come to grip the Western imagination - and perennially draws legions of adventurers up the most perilous slopes.

Mountains of the Mind – A Polack Retrospective contains never before published early work from Dr Polack, prizewinning published pieces and brand new short stories written especially for this book.5/5.

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Robert Macfarlane is the author of a prizewinning quartet of books about landscape and the human heart: Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways, and Landmarks.

He has contributed to Harper’s, Granta, The New Yorker, the Observer (London), the Times Literary Supplement (London), and the London Review of Books. He is a fellow of 4/5(11).