Mountains of the Mind


Since they were once avoided at all costs, how have mountains, in the space of three centuries, come to exert such a strange and sometimes fatal hold on the imagination, moving millions every year to risk their lives? The author of this engaging book seeks to answer these questions.

ISBN: 9781783784509 Author: Macfarlane, Robert Publisher: Granta Books Publication Date: 9th November 2017 Imprint: Granta Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 796.522019 (edition:23) Pages: 306 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARDOnce we thought monsters lived there. In the Enlightenment we scaled them to commune with the sublime. Soon, we were racing to conquer their summits in the name of national pride. In this ground-breaking, classic work, Robert Macfarlane takes us up into the mountains: to experience their shattering beauty, the fear and risk of adventure, and to explore the strange impulses that have for centuries lead us to the world’s highest places.