Sign up here

Forgot password?

A Site Devoted Entirely to Canadian Books

  • Find your next great Canadian read
  • Connect with other book lovers
  • Keep up on the latest in Canadian books and authors
9781553652434_cover

Where the Silence Rings

A Literary Companion to Mountains

edited by Wayne Grady

0 ratings
rated!
rated!
0 of 5
comments: 0
reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.

essays, mountaineering, mountains
list price: $26.95
edition:Hardcover
category: Nature
published: 2007
ISBN:9781553652434
Description

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.

close this panel
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
close this panel
Invite your Facebook friends to 49th Shelf!

About the Author

Wayne Grady

Wayne Grady is one of Canada's finest science writers and a Governor General's Award-winning translator. He has authored eleven books of nonfiction, translated fourteen novels, and edited more than a dozen anthologies of short stories and creative nonfiction.

Author profile page >

Other titles by Wayne Grady

more >

User Activity

more >
You can do more on 49th Shelf when you're a member.

Check it out!
X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...