By J. Monroe Thorington,Robert William Sandford
"This then is a ebook of mountain climbing, no longer proposing the Canadian Rockies of their entirety — no unmarried quantity will ever do this — yet together with some of the most interesting issues. it's also a booklet of mountain go back and forth, less than stipulations equivalent to probably the eu traveler skilled within the Alps throughout the Eighteenth Century. eventually, it's a publication of mountain historical past; for here's Geography within the making, and with a convention at the back of it — a narrative that hasn't ever been correctly accrued jointly, and whose info, partially at the least, are long gone forever." — from the Preface by means of J. Monroe Thorington
Completely re-edited, re-designed and containing with a magnificent choice of archival pictures and maps, The Glittering Mountains of Canada is a must-read for somebody attracted to mountain literature. The book's place within the pantheon of out of doors writing as a "classic" is barely additional improved and supported by means of the passionate Foreword by way of recognized mountain historian and environmental author Robert William Sandford, who urges the modern reader to embody Thorington's trust within the value of panorama and the poetry of position. this can be a publication that merits to be learn and preferred along the paintings of Wallace Stegner, Henry David Thoreau and Sid Marty.
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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,Robert William Sandford