BN.com Gift Guide

Mountain: Portraits of High Places

Overview

An inspiring collection of evocative images collected by lifelong mountaineer Sandy Hill, who has a singular knowledge, understanding, and experience of the world’s highest places. Powerful, beautiful, wild, sublime, and forbidding, the world’s summits are often considered the last real frontier. Mountain is a luxuriously illustrated celebration of mountains and of the sense of wonder and awe that the sight of this geography can evoke. In this stunning collection of photographs and art, the very personal ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (18) from $19.83   
  • New (10) from $49.89   
  • Used (8) from $19.83   
Sending request ...

Overview

An inspiring collection of evocative images collected by lifelong mountaineer Sandy Hill, who has a singular knowledge, understanding, and experience of the world’s highest places. Powerful, beautiful, wild, sublime, and forbidding, the world’s summits are often considered the last real frontier. Mountain is a luxuriously illustrated celebration of mountains and of the sense of wonder and awe that the sight of this geography can evoke. In this stunning collection of photographs and art, the very personal relationship that people have with mountains is conveyed in exceptional images from around the world. Spanning two centuries, this book contains rarely seen images from such legendary nature photographers as Galen Rowell, Peter Beard, Ansel Adams, and Frank Smythe and photographs taken by daring mountaineers who celebrate the beauty, wonder, and spectacle of the heights, making this a unique and spectacular tribute to the mountains of the world. A portion of the book’s proceeds go to the American Alpine Club Library. Text contributors include: Raul Barrenche, Jennifer Jordan, Erling Kagge, Ellen Lapham, Robert McFarlane, Nando Parrado, Phil Powers, and Jack Tackle.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"With stunning images from Galen Rowell and Ansel Adams, among others, Sandy Hill’s Mountain: Portrait’s of High Places is that rare coffee-table book that gets your heart pounding." ~Outside Magazine
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847834020
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 504,032
  • Product dimensions: 11.32 (w) x 12.26 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandy Hill is an adventurer, mountaineer, and writer. In 1996, she reached the summit of Mount Everest, making her among the first people in the world to have reached all of the Seven Summits. Jennifer Jordan is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. Erling Kagge is an explorer/adventurer and lawyer, and was the first person to accomplish the “Three Poles Challenge”: reaching the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. Robert Macfarlane is an award-winning travel writer and literary critic. Nando Parrado is one of the sixteen Uruguayan survivors of the airplane crash in the Andes Mountains on October 13, 1972. Jack Tackle is an avid mountain climber and guide. He has climbed the Teton Mountains more than 300 times. Text contributors include: Raul Barrenche, Jennifer Jordan, Erling Kagge, Robert McFarlane, Nando Parrado, Phil Powers, and Jack Tackle.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)