Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination
Publish date: May 13th 2004
Publisher: Granta Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Natural History
This book explores the differences between mountains as people imagine them, and mountains as they turn out to be when you’re on one. It’s a difference that has a habit of killing people. Through talking about historic understandings of mountains, MacFarlane is able to open up the broader territory ...
I read the majority of this on the plane ride returning from Fresno, over the Sierra Nevada and Rockies. MacFarlane is a young Brit, raised in exclusive schools, exposed to mountaineering through his grandfather and the schools. He's climbed extensively, on many of the world's most challenging and o...