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Continental divide : a history of American mountaineering / Maurice Isserman.

Isserman, Maurice, author. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart Public Library - Main 796.522 ISS (Text) 840191002255091 Nonfiction - Main Floor Checked out 11/04/2016
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 796.52 ISSERMAN (Text) 33946003121071 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 796.52 ISS (Text) 37323005260552 NONFIC Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 796.52 ISS (Text) 31951004124407 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780393068504
  • ISBN: 0393068501
  • Physical Description: x, 436 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-418) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Mountaineering > United States > History.

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