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Mountain Encyclopedia: An A-Z Compendium of over 2250 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People
     

Mountain Encyclopedia: An A-Z Compendium of over 2250 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People

by Frederic Hartemann, Robert Hauptman, Jamling Tenzing Norgay (Foreword by)
 

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The Mountain Encyclopedia is the first A to Z compendium on all matters related to mountains including geological, geographical, and zoological terms and concepts as well as climbing and historical details. This books is both a reference and a guide for mountain and outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, climbers, and mountaineers. It's filled with spectacular color

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The Mountain Encyclopedia is the first A to Z compendium on all matters related to mountains including geological, geographical, and zoological terms and concepts as well as climbing and historical details. This books is both a reference and a guide for mountain and outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, climbers, and mountaineers. It's filled with spectacular color photographs of breathtaking climbing and mountain scenes, many taken by the authors during their expeditions. Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of the late Tenzing Norgay wrote the forward.

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High Country News
"The Mountain Encyclopedia delivers just what its title promises: intriguing facts and figures about mountainous topics. . ."
Baltimore Sun
. . . the excellent reference book, The Mountain Encyclopedia. . .
— Candus Thomson
Fue- Fish- Game
The Mountain Encyclopedia covers all things related to mountains, from the legendary Abominable Snowman to Zurbriggen (a famous Swiss climbing guide).
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This book is highly recommended for both public and academic libraries.
Pat Ament
Frederic Hartemann and Robert Hauptman have gathered facts and information from every corner of the mountaineering world, in a comprehensive, instructive, and entertaining reference and guide to the principles and workings of the mountains, climbing, and other outdoor pursuits. This is no mere catalogue, nor is it anything like other books, or even what it might seem to be at the surface. One has to handle, sample, and ponder to understand the true objective of the authors. The overview is unique, making a fresh penetration of ideas and concepts. At times there is a certain high elegance. Hartemann and Hauptman don't shy away from the complexity and depth of their subject.
American Reference Books Annual
This book is highly recommended for both public and academic libraries.
Baltimore Sun - Candus Thomson
". . . the excellent reference book, The Mountain Encyclopedia. . ."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589791619
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
08/15/2005
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.89(d)

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Pat Ament
Frederic Hartemann and Robert Hauptman have gathered facts and information from every corner of the mountaineering world, in a comprehensive, instructive, and entertaining reference and guide to the principles and workings of the mountains, climbing, and other outdoor pursuits. This is no mere catalogue, nor is it anything like other books, or even what it might seem to be at the surface. One has to handle, sample, and ponder to understand the true objective of the authors. The overview is unique, making a fresh penetration of ideas and concepts. At times there is a certain high elegance. Hartemann and Hauptman don't shy away from the complexity and depth of their subject.

Meet the Author

Frederic Harteman is an ILSA Fellowat Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and an Associate Research Physicist at the University of California, Davis. Robert Hauptman is a professor at St. Cloud State University where he is Coordinator of Reference.

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