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Where the Silence Rings

A Literary Companion to Mountains

edited by Wayne Grady

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essays, mountaineering, mountains
list price: $26.95
category: Nature
published: 2007

From Edward Whimper's ascent of the Matterhorn in the 1860s to Jon Krakauer's vivid profiles of modern mountaineers, this collection offers indelible impressions from writers who experienced the mystery and the grandeur of the mountains -- and who lived to tell about it. Highlights include John Muir's "A Perilous Night on Mount Shasta" and Belmore Browne's heart-stopping "Conquest of Mt. McKinley."

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

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Editorial Reviews

"Bound in hardcover and elegantly printed, these school primer-sized volumes will make ideal 'literary companions' whenever you leave home."

— Toronto Star

"Full of quick, engaging reads, these two collections are great for armchair travelers or would-be adventurers sitting out a rainstorm."

— Canadian Geographic

"Explore contributor Wayne Grady has assembled stories and excerpts that evoke the mystery and lure of some of the world's most famous peaks."

— Explore Magazine
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About the Author

Wayne Grady

Wayne Grady is the author of fourteen books of science and natural history and the editor of six anthologies of short stories. His translations of Daniel Poliquin's Black Squirrel and Francine D'Amour's Return from Africa were shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award, and he is the winner of the John Glassco Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award for Translation. He lives near Kingston, Ontario, with his wife, novelist Merilyn Simonds.

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