Mountains of the mind adventures in reaching the summit and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. People are drawn to mountains who long to get away from the why and wherefore of everyday banality this is a yearning that has never tugged on this reviewer clearly mountain adventure books are for the most part adrenaline hits after which you throw away the needle. Three centuries ago no one was interested in mountains and other wild places the land could not be cultivated nor was there any point in possessing them and the people who inhabited these heights were considered a lesser human. Mountains of the mind goes back three centuries showing how a few brainy opinion makers created the outdoor image john rothchild the new york times if you have ever wondered why people climb mountains then here is your answer. Mountains of the mind is at once an enthralling cultural history of the wests fascination with mountains an intimate account of macfarlanes own experiences in the worlds mountain ranges and a beautiful meditation on how memory and landscape intertwine
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