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The Shelf2Life Mountaineering Collection provides a unique glimpse into the history and evolution of mountaineering through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From historical maps, first-hand accounts of early summits, descriptions of peaks and wilderness areas to detailed mountaineering proofs, enthusiasts can now experience the thrill of the greatest peaks as they w ...more
Hardcover, 326 pages
Published December 4th 2009 by BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
(first published 1904)
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Dec 27, 2008 Shelly rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Shelly by: Donna DuBois
I wasn't that excited to read this book because it was so old, but a friend recommended it so I was curious. I was very pleasantly surprised within the first paragraph. Told in the first person, this is the story of three cowboys who travel from southern California to Yosemite on horseback. The language used made me long to be a writer!
From about 1900 until about 1922, he wrote fiction and non-fiction about adventure and travel, with an emphasis on natural history and outdoor living. Starting in 1922, he and his wife Elizabeth "Betty" Grant White wrote numerous books they claimed were received through channelling with spirits. They also wrote of their travels around the state of California. White died in Hillsborough, California ...moreMore about Stewart Edward White...