Beauty and Pleasure and Moderately Energetic Walking in the Lower Southern Alps

This outlines how, where and why to explore mountains, and then explains some simple science. Both these very different topics are beautiful and give pleasure. The last two chapters suggest what beauty and pleasure may be, how they arose and vary, and how they guide our choices and decisions. It has about 88 pictures, 483 references and 150 anecdotes. Read with e.g. Calibre, not Adobe. Aug 20 2014 More
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Words: 96,570
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301462438
About Alan Hutchinson

About mountains: when I was aged less than 10, as a family we all climbed The Old Man Of Coniston. The view from the top was still familiar the next time I saw it, decades later. Some five years later, the next notable climbing experience was in the Pyrenees when we camped in Andorra. Nothing much happened after that for fifteen years or so, when the experiences described in the MEWILA book began.

About science: again, before the age of 10, my father taught me how to build a radio. Later, he showed me books on cosmology. My student summer jobs included two with zoologists, one with computing people, and one with weather forecasters. That is not obviously why I studied mathematics.

About human character: some background in this subject can be very useful, if one wants to survive long enough in employment to collect a pension.

About riding bicycles: it is a good experience, and a good way to travel.

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