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A Year in Paradise : Mountaineers Bks. - Floyd Schmoe

A Year in Paradise

Mountaineers Bks.

Paperback Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9780898866537
Number Of Pages: 208

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* An eloquently written story, laced with appreciations of the region's natural history * Includes historic photographs In midwinter 1920, Floyd Schmoe and his bride struggled up Mount Rainier on snowshoes on a long-delayed honeymoon. As the new caretakers at Paradise Inn, they would be alone in a towering world of snow and ice and incomparable beauty, until the plows arrived to free them on the fourth of July. So began a long love affair with Mount Rainier. And here is Floyd Schmoe's account of it; a delightful and informative portrait of a mountain through the seasons of the year. Through his personal narrative, Schmoe writes of many things that combined to cast a spell on him: the shy mountain goat, the reproductive processes of trees and plants, techniques of climbing, the habits of glaciers and volcanoes, the curious fact of a mouse being found at very high altitude, the peculiarities of tourists-and much more. This is a book for anyone drawn to the mysteries of the high country. The author was the first naturalist for Mount Rainier National Park and a two-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

ISBN: 9780898866537
ISBN-10: 0898866537
Series: Mountaineers Bks.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 2