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    DescriptionThe Living Mountain is a lyrical testament in praise of the Cairngorms. It is a work deeply rooted in Nan Shepherd's knowledge of the natural world, and a poetic and philosophical meditation on our longing for high and holy places. Drawing on different perspectives of the mountain environment, Shepherd makes the familiar strange and the strange awe-inspiring. Her sensitivity and powers of observation put her into the front rank of nature writing.


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    Title
    The Living Mountain
    Subtitle
    A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nan Shepherd, Introduction by Robert Macfarlane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857861832
    ISBN 10: 0857861832
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BIC subject category V2: WN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: DN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKSH
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Libri: ENGL3070, ENGM1065
    Abridged Dewey: 551
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000, NAT041000, NAT000000
    DC22: 941.24
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKSH
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 941.2
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PR6069.H4535 L58 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.5.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: WN, DN
    Edition statement
    Main - Canons Imprint Re-Issue
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Canons
    Publication date
    01 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Anna (Nan) Shepherd was born in 1893 and died in 1981. Closely attached to Aberdeen and her native Deeside, she graduated from her home University in 1915, and went to work for the next forty-one years as a lecturer in English at what is now Aberdeen College of Education. An enthusiastic gardener and hill walker, she made many visits to the Cairngorms with students and friends and was a keen member of the Deeside Field Club. The Living Mountain testifies to her love of the hills and her knowledge of them in all their moods. Her many further travels included visits to Norway, France, Italy, Greece and South Africa, but she always returned to the house where she was raised and lived almost all her adult life, in the village of West Cults, three miles from Aberdeen on North Deeside. Robert Macfarlane's Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination (2003), won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. Robert Macfarlane is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He lives in Cambridge with his family.
    Review quote
    'Most works of mountain literature are written by men, and most of them focus on the goal of the summit. Nan Shepherd's aimless, sensual exploration of the Cairngorms is bracingly different.' - Robert Macfarlane