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Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier Bruce Barcott

Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier

Bruce Barcott

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Mount Rainier, North Americas biggest volcano, looms over Seattle like an invitation to... adventure? Disaster? Discovery? Its all of the above for Bruce Barcott, a Seattle writer who captures the mountain from multiple angles in this luminousMoreMount Rainier, North Americas biggest volcano, looms over Seattle like an invitation to... adventure? Disaster? Discovery? Its all of the above for Bruce Barcott, a Seattle writer who captures the mountain from multiple angles in this luminous biography that defines Rainiers landscape to be like none other on the continent. By turns witty and introspective, Barcotts trip to the top of the glacier-clad peak is filled with history, scientific observation, and a divided personal attachment that struggles to make sense of the mountain and its effect on the surrounding land and people. The Measure of a Mountain is a literate, entertaining view of a totemic Northwest landmark.