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The high Sierra, a love story, Kim Stanley Robinson

Summary
A "sublime" and "radically original" exploration of the Sierra Nevadas, the best mountains on Earth for hiking and camping, from New York Times bestselling novelist Kim Stanley Robinson (Bill McKibben, Gary Snyder).--, Amazon.com
Table Of Contents
My Sierra life (1): Not to touch the earth -- Geology (1): Batholith and Pluton -- My Sierra life (2): Break on through -- Sierra people (1): The first people -- My Sierra life (3): Artists in the back country -- Geology (2): Basins -- My Sierra life (4): How we met -- Sierra people (2): John Muir -- My Sierra life (5): the Pinball years -- Geology (3): Crests and divides; also Psychogeology (1): Outside and inside -- Snow camping (1): Freezing our butts -- Sierra people (3): Clarence King -- Names (1): the Good -- Snow camping (2): Close to the edge -- Moments of being (1): A Sierra day: Morning in camp -- My Sierra life (6): Crossing Mather Pass -- Sierra people (4): Mary Austin -- Psychogeology (2): Altitude and foreshortening -- Sierra people (5): Mapping the territory -- Geology (4): Fellfields -- Sierra people (6): Common neighbors -- Moments of being (2): A Sierra day: Rambling and scrambling -- My Sierra life (7): Owls in the blue -- Sierra people (7): The Sierra Club's women -- Sierra people (8): the Fresno crowd -- Routes (1): the Four bad passes -- Moments of being (3): A Sierra day: Sunset and twilight -- My Sierra life (8): Robbie you're wasting your precious youth -- The Swiss Alps (1): Kistenpass -- Snow Camping (3): the Transantarctics -- Sierra people (9): Norman Clyde -- Names (2): the Bad -- Routes (2): the Six good passes -- Geology (5): Canyons and massifs -- Moments of being (4): A Sierra day: Night in camp -- Routes (3) Some West-side entries -- My Sierra life (9) Gear talk -- The Swiss Alps (2): My ascent of the Matterhorn -- My Sierra Life (10): Return to the Sierra -- Moments of being (5): Close calls -- Routes (4): Desolation -- Moments of being (6): A Sierra day: Under the tarp -- My Sierra life (11): Heart trouble -- Names (3): the Ugly -- Sierra people (10): Tree line artists -- Geology (6): Roof pendants -- Sierra people (11): Fish and frogs -- My Sierra life (12): This is the end -- Sierra people (12): Reclusive neighbors -- Sierra people (13): the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep -- Sierra people (14): What didn't get built; and Trail phantoms -- Routes (5) Basins have characters -- Snow camping (4): Extreme housekeeping -- Sierra people (15): Gary Snyder -- Names (4): Naming Mount Thoreau -- Sierra people (16): Michael Blumlein -- Moments of being (7): Late desolation -- The Swiss Alps (3): Seeing Meru -- Routes (6): the High route -- Moments of being (8): the Monsoon gets stronger -- Moments of being (9): Hetch Hetchy restored -- Sierra people (17): Young people in love -- My Sierra life (13): Still getting lost -- Names (5): corrections and additions -- Sierra people (18): We had a good shaman -- Moments of being (10): How big the world becomes in a wind -- Moments of being (11): Have I mentioned how much I like the Fall colors up here? -- My Sierra life (14): For wilderness -- Moments of being (12): the Thicket
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
First edition
Physical Description
xvi, 537 pages, illustrations (some color), color photographs, color maps, 24 cm
Isbn
9780031659309

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