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The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier

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Intrigued by the defining pillar of his native landscape, writer Bruce Barcott set out to grasp the spirit of Mount Rainier, the largest and most dangerous volcano in the country, through a death-defying journey along its massive flanks.

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Mount Rainier is the largest and most dangerous volcano in the country. Looming massively above the rugged Cascade Range in Washington State, it is visited by millions, climbed by thousands, and romanticized as the most potent icon of the region. Yet it is a mountain that few truly know.

InThe Measure of a Mountain,Seattle writer Bruce Barcott sets out to know Rainier. His method is exploratory, meandering, personal. In a masterful work of narrative journalism, Barcott adroitly explores not only the natural place of Rainier, but also the psychology and meaning of all mountains.

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Mount Rainier is the largest and most dangerous volcano in the country, both an awesome natural monument and a formidable presence of peril. In The Measure of a Mountain, Barcott sets out to grasp the spirit of Rainier through a journey along its massive flanks. From forest to precipice, thinning air to fractured glaciers, he explores not only the physique of Rainier but the psychology and meaning of all mountains, and the deep connection that exists between humans and landscape.

Filled with adventure, poignant personal reflections, and fascinating mountain lore told by Indian chiefs, professional guides, priests, and scientists, this book is one man's stirring quest to reconcile with a dazzling creation of nature, at once alluring and sometimes deadly.

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Bruce Barcott contributes major articles on environmental and adventure topics to Outside magazine. He is a former staff writer at the Seattle Weekly and has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, Mens Journal, Harpers, and Slate, among other publ

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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, May 26, 2007 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
I can't believe it has been ten years since the release of Measure of a Mountain! Back in 1997, I was fortunate enough to attend a presentation by journalist Bruce Barcott where he talked about his book and read selected passages. I acquired a copy of the book, then purchased copies for my brother, father and uncle because I enjoyed the book so much. My favorite sections of the book are his personal anecdotes--purchasing a backpack and other supplies, and his new membership with REI: "[REI's] membership list began with No. 1 in 1938 and now runs into the low 4 millions. Jim Whittaker, the first American to climb Mount Everest, is No. 647. I am No. 3,538,286. I bear the shame every day of my life." Barcott masterfully interweaves his personal experiences with Mt. Ranier, interviews (including one with climbing guide Scott Fischer, who perished in an accident on Mt. Everest shortly after), and a cultural and natural history of Mt. Rainier. Highly recommended!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781570615214
Subtitle:
Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier
Author:
Barcott, Bruce
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Mountains
Subject:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Mountains
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Washington
Subject:
Nature Studies-Biology
Subject:
Mountaineering
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070410
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Maps
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in 12.00 oz

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Mount Rainier is the largest and most dangerous volcano in the country. Looming massively above the rugged Cascade Range in Washington State, it is visited by millions, climbed by thousands, and romanticized as the most potent icon of the region. Yet it is a mountain that few truly know.

InThe Measure of a Mountain,Seattle writer Bruce Barcott sets out to know Rainier. His method is exploratory, meandering, personal. In a masterful work of narrative journalism, Barcott adroitly explores not only the natural place of Rainier, but also the psychology and meaning of all mountains.

"Synopsis" by , Mount Rainier is the largest and most dangerous volcano in the country, both an awesome natural monument and a formidable presence of peril. In The Measure of a Mountain, Barcott sets out to grasp the spirit of Rainier through a journey along its massive flanks. From forest to precipice, thinning air to fractured glaciers, he explores not only the physique of Rainier but the psychology and meaning of all mountains, and the deep connection that exists between humans and landscape.

Filled with adventure, poignant personal reflections, and fascinating mountain lore told by Indian chiefs, professional guides, priests, and scientists, this book is one man's stirring quest to reconcile with a dazzling creation of nature, at once alluring and sometimes deadly.

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