Robert macfarlanes cultural history of our love affair with mountains mountains of the mind has been shortlisted for the guardian first book award . In mountains of the mind robert macfarlane blends cultural history meditation and memoir to show how early geologists helped transform our perceptions of the wild chaotic landscapes how the allure of height increasingly drew fearless climbers . Robert macfarlanes mountains of the mind is the most interesting of the crop of books published to mark the 50th anniversary of the first successful ascent of everest macfarlane is both a mountaineer and a scholar. Robert macfarlane is the author of a prizewinning quartet of books about landscape and the human heart mountains of the mind the wild places the old ways and landmarks he has contributed to harpers granta the new yorker the observer london the times literary supplement london and the london review of books . Its easy to discern in mountains of the mind the outlines of a superb book but it doesnt live up to that promise robert hanks the telegraph what macfarlane gives us instead is an extremely elegant and compelling context for this most deadly of amusements
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