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The Resource Continental divide : a history of American mountaineering, Maurice Isserman

Continental divide : a history of American mountaineering, Maurice Isserman

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Continental divide : a history of American mountaineering
Title
Continental divide
Title remainder
a history of American mountaineering
Statement of responsibility
Maurice Isserman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Continental Divide, Maurice Isserman tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were originally seen as obstacles to civilization; over time they came to be viewed as places of redemption and renewal. The White Mountains stirred the transcendentalists; the Rockies and Sierras pulled explorers westward toward Manifest Destiny; Yosemite inspired the early environmental conservationists. Isserman traces the evolving social, cultural, and political roles mountains played in shaping the country. He describes how American mountaineers forged a "brotherhood of the rope," modeled on America|s unique democratic self-image that characterized climbing in the years leading up to and immediately following World War II. And he underscores the impact of the postwar "rucksack revolution," including the advances in technique and style made by pioneering "dirtbag" rock climbers
Cataloging source
DLC
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Isserman, Maurice
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mountaineering
Label
Continental divide : a history of American mountaineering, Maurice Isserman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-418) and index
Contents
Pioneers, 1642-1842 -- Hardy mountain plants, 1842-1865 -- Good tidings, strenuous life, 1865-1903 -- Brotherhood of the rope, 1900-1946 : part I -- Brotherhood of the rope, 1900-1946 : part II -- Rucksack revolution, 1945-1963 -- Epilogue: 1964-2015
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
436 p.
Isbn
9780393068504
Lccn
2016000548
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909974326
  • (OCoLC)ocn909974326
  • 765797
Label
Continental divide : a history of American mountaineering, Maurice Isserman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-418) and index
Contents
Pioneers, 1642-1842 -- Hardy mountain plants, 1842-1865 -- Good tidings, strenuous life, 1865-1903 -- Brotherhood of the rope, 1900-1946 : part I -- Brotherhood of the rope, 1900-1946 : part II -- Rucksack revolution, 1945-1963 -- Epilogue: 1964-2015
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
436 p.
Isbn
9780393068504
Lccn
2016000548
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909974326
  • (OCoLC)ocn909974326
  • 765797

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