Download Audiobook The High Sierra: A Love Story by Kim Stanley Robinson in English

The High Sierra: A Love Story


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A “chic” and “radically unique” exploration of the Sierra Nevadas, one of the best mountains on Earth for mountain climbing and tenting, from New York Instances best-selling novelist Kim Stanley Robinson (Invoice McKibben, Gary Snyder).Kim Stanley Robinson first ventured into the Sierra Nevada mountains in the course of the summer time of 1973. He returned from that encounter a modified man, awed by a panorama that made him really feel as if he had been concurrently strolling via an artwork museum and scrambling on a jungle gymnasium like an energized baby. He has returned to the mountains all through his life—greater than 100 journeys—and has gathered an enormous retailer of information about them. The Excessive Sierra is his lavish celebration of this distinctive place and an exploration of what makes this span of mountains one of the vital compelling locations on Earth.Over the course of a vivid and dramatic narrative, Robinson describes the geological forces that formed the Sierras and the historical past of its exploration, going again to the indigenous peoples who made it house and whose traces can nonetheless be discovered in the present day. He celebrates the folks whose concepts and actions protected the Excessive Sierra for future generations. He describes uniquely stunning hikes and the paths to be prevented. Robinson’s personal life-altering occasions, defining relationships, and unforgettable adventures type the narrative’s backbone. And he illuminates the human communion with the wild and with the chic, together with the private progress that solely appears to come back from time spent outdoor.The Excessive Sierra is a beautiful, absorbing immersion in a spot, born out of a want to know and share one of many best rapture-inducing experiences our planet gives. Full of maps, gear recommendation, greater than 100 breathtaking pictures, and way more, it’s going to encourage veteran hikers, informal walkers, and journey fans to organize for an impressive journey. PLEASE NOTE: While you buy this title, the accompanying PDF will probably be out there in your Audible Library together with the audio.