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The summits of modern man

Peter H. Hansen

The summits of modern man

mountaineering after the enlightenment

by Peter H. Hansen

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mountaineering,
  • Philosophy,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-363) and index.

    StatementPeter H. Hansen
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV199.89 .H36 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 380 p.
    Number of Pages380
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27147914M
    ISBN 100674047990
    ISBN 109780674047990
    LC Control Number2012040365
    OCLC/WorldCa812067635

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