A new book, Climber's Paradise, Making Canada's Mountain Parks, 1906-1974, for your summer reading
A new book, Climber's Paradise, Making Canada's Mountain Parks, 1906-1974, is being published by University of Alberta Press this month. The Alpine Club of Canada imagined the Rockies and neighbouring ranges to the west and the north as a "climber's paradise." Historian and mountain studies specialist at the university, PearlAnn Reichwein has been informed by her experiences mountaineering and by her interest in mountain culture. She presents a compelling case for understanding wild places and human activity within them as parts of a whole. A work of invaluable scholarship in the areas of Canadian Studies, environmental history, public policy, sport studies, recreation, and tourism, Climber's Paradise will appeal to many non-specialists, mountaineers, environmentalists, and travellers across Canada and beyond.
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