Mountains So Sublime: Nineteenth-Century British Travellers and the Lure of the Rocky Mountain West (Paperback)
  • Mountains So Sublime: Nineteenth-Century British Travellers and the Lure of the Rocky Mountain West (Paperback)
zoom

Mountains So Sublime: Nineteenth-Century British Travellers and the Lure of the Rocky Mountain West (Paperback)

(author)
£23.99
Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 12/05/2006
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
"Picturesque," "immense," "fantastic," and "sublime" are a few of the ways early British travellers described the landscape of the Rocky Mountains and the surrounding terrain. As part of a long tradition of British travellers' tales, these tourists - explorers, sportsmen, writers, scientists, artists, missionaries, and merchants - sought ways to describe the vastness and strangeness of the North American landscape to a British audience. Using their published and unpublished accounts as source material, Mountains So Sublime : Nineteenth-Century British Travellers and the Lure of the Rocky Mountain West, weaves their observations, their aesthetic, and their 'Britishness' into a unique view of a nearly vanished West. Attempting to make their West real to their readers, these travellers encouraged the growing realization that North American scenery was a unique aspect of the world's natural heritage. Many travellers also sought to convey the changes brought by an onrushing progress. The British were among those who cautioned against excessive human encroachment on the landscape, demonstrating what might be called "environmental pre-awareness." Today's readers will discover perhaps surprising parallels between modern environmental and conservation issues and the concerns expressed by these early travellers.

Publisher: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 9781552381816
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 138 x 192 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

Antarctica
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Japanese Mind
Added to basket
Orientalism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Africa since 1940
Added to basket
Born Fi' Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Dogs and Demons
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Venezuela
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Middle East For Dummies
Added to basket
The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales
Added to basket
491 Days
Added to basket
Fighting the Slave Trade
Added to basket
The Rift
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Hell's Angels
Added to basket
A New China
Added to basket
£53.00
Paperback
Outlaw Culture
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.