The Living Mountain

A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland

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Author: Nan Shepherd

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857863606

Category: Nature

Page: 108

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AS SEEN ON BBC’S WINTERWATCH WITH CHRIS PACKHAM AND MICHAELA STRACHAN 'The finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain' Guardian 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 explores 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.

Alien Invaders 1: Rockhead - The Living Mountain

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Author: Max Silver

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409046303

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Five awsome aliens have been unleashed from the darkest corner of the galaxy - and they're out to destroy the universe. Only Cosmo, a young boy from planet Earth, has the power to stop them. Recruited by the elite defence organisation G-Watch to defend the galaxy, Cosmo must prove himself and comence battle against the deadliest aliens in space... The first title in this action-packed series sees Cosmo discover the truth about his fathers mysterious past, and take up his role as a defender of the galaxy. When the mighty alien Rockhead is sent to destroy G-Watch headquarters, only Cosmo has the power to stop him. But will the young Earthling be able to defeat the monstrous mountain alien?

Mountain

Nature and Culture

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Author: Veronica della Dora

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780236956

Category: Science

Page: 248

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Majestic and awe-inspiring, there is nothing like the sight of a mountain on the horizon. Throughout all of human history mountains have been linked to the eternal, attracting us to their dizzying heights, stunning us with their natural beauty, and often threatening us with their dangers. Through a compelling journey to both real and imaginary peaks, this book explores how the mountain has figured in our history, culture, and imaginations. Veronica della Dora explores the ways mountains have functioned spiritually as a boundary between life and death, a bridge between the earth and the heavens. Interlacing science, culture, and religion, she sketches the mountain as a geological phenomenon that has profoundly influenced and been influenced by the human imagination, shaping our environmental consciousness and helping us understand our—quite small indeed—place in the world. She also explores their significance as objects of human feats, as prizes of adventure and sport, and as places of serene beauty for vacationers. Magnificently illustrated and showcasing famous peaks from all around the world, Mountain offers a fascinating dual portrait of these giants in nature and culture.

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environment

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Author: Louise Westling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107029929

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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This authoritative collection of rigorous but accessible essays investigates the exciting new interdisciplinary field of environmental literary criticism.

The Living Bible

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Author: Tyndale

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414362498

Category: Bibles

Page: 1184

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Celebrating 40 years and over 40 million lives touched, Tyndale is releasing The Living Bible as an eBook. The Living Bible is a paraphrase of the Old and New Testaments. Its purpose is to say as exactly as possible what the writers of the Scriptures meant, and to say it simply, expanding where necessary for a clear understanding by the modern reader.

The Grampian Quartet

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Author: Nan Shepherd

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847675956

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Edited and introductions by Roderick Watson. The Quarry Wood, although published well before Sunset Song, inhabits a similar world; the progress of its heroine could almost be the alternative story of a Chris Guthrie who did go to university. Compassionate and humorous, the grace and style of Shepherd’s prose is heightened by a superb ear for the vigorous language of the north-east. The Weatherhouse, Shepherd’s masterpiece, is an even more substantial achievement which belongs to the great line of Scottish fiction dealing with the complex interactions of small communities, and especially the community of women – a touching and hilarious network of mothers, daughters, spinsters and widows. It is also a striking meditation on the nature of truth, the power of human longing and the mystery of being. The third and final novel, A Pass in the Grampians, describes Jenny Kilgour’s coming of age as she has to choose between the kindly harshness of her grandfather’s life on a remote hill farm, and the vulgar and glorious energy of Bella Cassie, a local girl who left the community to pursue success as a singer, and has now returned to scandalise them all. The Living Mountain is a lyrical testament in praise of the Cairngorms. It is a work deeply rooted in Shepherd’s knowledge of the natural world, and a poetic and philosophical meditation on our longing for high and holy places. This is the first omnibus edition of Shepherd’s prose works – her sensitivity and powers of observation raise her work far above the status of regional literature and into the front rank of Scottish writing.

The Living Planet

India in Focus

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Author: Team Explore

Publisher: EdPower21 Education Solutions

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biology

Page: 48

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Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the Indian landscape in this comprehensive visual guide to our country’s natural features, some of which you have probably never seen or heard of before. About INDIA IN FOCUS Series: India in Focus has been created keeping the children of India in mind, helping them understand the world from where they live. To understand history, we need to start with the Indus Valley. To understand Earth’s features we need to understand our own rivers and valleys before we master the Nile. We need to understand our culture before we embrace the world. Learning becomes more relevant when it is closely linked to what we see around us, and related to what we are exposed to in school.India in Focus is aligned to the school curriculum and written with emphasis on India.

Into the Mountain

A Life of Nan Shepherd

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Author: Charlotte Peacock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903385562

Category: Authors, Scottish

Page: 350

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Stories from the Living Room

A Golden Heritage from the Old West

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Author: Jon Garate

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465332634

Category: History

Page: 102

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Landmarks

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Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241967864

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it. Praise for Robert Macfarlane: 'He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy' John Banville, Observer "I'll read anything Macfarlane writes" David Mitchell, Independent 'Every movement needs stars. In [Macfarlane] we surely have one, burning brighter with each book.' Telegraph '[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment' Sunday Times