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FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9780857861832
RRP: £8.99
PAGES: 160
PUBLICATION DATE: August 18, 2011

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The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland

By (author) Nan Shepherd; Introduction by Robert Macfarlane

The 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.

Reviews of The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland

'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

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