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    High Places: Cultural Geographies of Mountains and Ice (International Library of Human Geography (Hardcover)) (Hardback) By (author) Denis E. Cosgrove, By (author) Veronica Della Dora

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    DescriptionHigh mountains, polar expanses, volcanic peaks are exciting and special environments. 13 leading international geographers explore different aspects of these environments - disorientation, exploration, native knowledge, polar research. This is the first book to do this.High places - be they mountain peaks or the vast expanses of the polar latitudes - have always captured the human imagination. Inaccessible, extreme, they are commonly invested with awe and reverence, as places of physical challenge, intense experience. Increasingly, they are also treated as unique locations for science."High Places" explores the fascinating geographies of these special environments, revealing how senses are challenged, objectivities exposed, cultural assumptions laid bare. Whether walking the summit of Pico de Orizaba, the fourth highest volcano in the northern hemisphere; recounting the tale of the American explorer Charles Wilkes, charged with 'immoral mapping' in Antarctica; or exploring the 200,000 year old Greenland ice core; the international contributors reveal the richness and significance of these unique locations. Embracing Europe, Asia, North and Central America, Antarctica and the Arctic, "High Places" will interest geographers, historians of science, and those interested in polar/mountain studies, landscape, culture and environment.

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    High Places
    Cultural Geographies of Mountains and Ice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Denis E. Cosgrove, By (author) Veronica Della Dora
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845116163
    ISBN 10: 184511616X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: RGC
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16630
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: G
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000, SCI030000, HIS052000
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    BIC subject category V2: RGBS
    DC22: 304.23
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 304.2309143
    Thema V1.0: RGC, RGBS
    Illustrations note
    53 b/w
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
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    Publication date
    09 December 2008
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    Author Information
    The late Denis Cosgrove was Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. His recent books include Geography and Vision: Seeing, Imagining and Representing the World (I.B.Tauris, 2008); Apollo's Eye: A Cartographic Genealogy of the Earth in the Western Imagination (2001); and, as editor, Mappings (1999). Veronica della Dora is Lecturer in Geography at the University of Bristol.