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High places [electronic resource] : cultural geographies of mountains, ice and science / edited by Denis Cosgrove and Veronica della Dora.

Contributor(s): Cosgrove, Denis E | Della Dora, Veronica.
Material type: TextTextSeries: International library of human geography: 15.Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris & Co., 2009Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 273 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9781441629654 (electronic bk.); 1441629653 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Cultural geography | Altitude, Influence of | Mountains | Polar regions | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Geography | montagne -- �etudes diverses | zone polaire -- �etudes diverses | Hochland | Anthropogeographie | PolargebieteGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Aufsatzsammlung.Additional physical formats: Print version:: High places.DDC classification: 304.2/309143 Other classification: RB 10307 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Walking in circles : cognition and science in high places / William L. Fox -- The ends of the Earth : narrating Scott, Amundsen and Antarctica / John Wylie -- Climates of sight : mistaken visibilities, mirages and 'seeing beyond' in Antarctica / Kathryn Yusoff -- Core matters : Greenland, Denver and the GISP2 ice core / Heather Frazar -- Mountains : between pure reason and embodied experience : Philippe Buache and Alexander von Humboldt / Bernard Debarbieux -- Domesticating high places : Mount Athos : botanical 'garden of the Virgin' / Veronica della Dora -- Astronomers at altitude : mountain geography and the cultivation of scientific legitimacy / K. Maria D. Lane -- Stewards of the mountains : the poetics and politics of local knowledge in the Valaisan Alps / Gilles Rudaz -- Sea ice mapping : ontology, mechanics and human rights at the ice floe edge / Michael T. Bravo -- Canada Day in Resolute : performance, ritual, and the nation in an Inuit community / Richard C. Powell -- Paektudaegan : science and colonialism, memory and mapping in Korean high places / Jong-Heon Jin -- Afterword : 'the unhandselled globe' / J. Nicholas Entrikin.
Summary: High mountains, polar expanses, volcanic peaks are exciting and special environments. 13 leading international geographers explore different aspects of these environments - disorientation, exploration, native knowledge, polar research.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

High mountains, polar expanses, volcanic peaks are exciting and special environments. 13 leading international geographers explore different aspects of these environments - disorientation, exploration, native knowledge, polar research.

Walking in circles : cognition and science in high places / William L. Fox -- The ends of the Earth : narrating Scott, Amundsen and Antarctica / John Wylie -- Climates of sight : mistaken visibilities, mirages and 'seeing beyond' in Antarctica / Kathryn Yusoff -- Core matters : Greenland, Denver and the GISP2 ice core / Heather Frazar -- Mountains : between pure reason and embodied experience : Philippe Buache and Alexander von Humboldt / Bernard Debarbieux -- Domesticating high places : Mount Athos : botanical 'garden of the Virgin' / Veronica della Dora -- Astronomers at altitude : mountain geography and the cultivation of scientific legitimacy / K. Maria D. Lane -- Stewards of the mountains : the poetics and politics of local knowledge in the Valaisan Alps / Gilles Rudaz -- Sea ice mapping : ontology, mechanics and human rights at the ice floe edge / Michael T. Bravo -- Canada Day in Resolute : performance, ritual, and the nation in an Inuit community / Richard C. Powell -- Paektudaegan : science and colonialism, memory and mapping in Korean high places / Jong-Heon Jin -- Afterword : 'the unhandselled globe' / J. Nicholas Entrikin.

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