The Living Mountain

The Living Mountain

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In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose expores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape. Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the 'essential nature' of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us. Composed during the Second World War, the manuscript of "The Living Mountain" lay untouched for more than thirty years before it was finally published. -- inside front cover
Publisher: Great Britain : Canongate Books, 2019
Great Britain : Aberdeen University Press, Nan Shepherd, ©1977
Copyright Date: ©1977
ISBN: 9781786897350
Branch Call Number: 941.24 Sh487L 2019
Characteristics: xliii,126 pages : map ; 23 cm


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Apr 26, 2020

This is a beautifully written book and hopefully it will encourage people to spend more time in nature.


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