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Author Weltzien, O. Alan (Oliver Alan)

Title Exceptional mountains : a cultural history of the Pacific Northwest volcanoes / O. Alan Weltzien.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2016.


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Summary "Over the past 150 years, people have flocked to the Pacific Northwest in increasing numbers, in part due to the region's beauty and one of its most exceptional features: volcanoes. This segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire has shaped not only the physical landscape of the region but also the psychological landscape, and with it the narratives we compose about ourselves. Exceptional Mountains is a cultural history of the Northwest volcanoes and the environmental impact of outdoor recreation in this region. It probes the relationship between these volcanoes and regional identity, particularly in the era of mass mountaineering and population growth in the Northwest. O. Alan Weltzien demonstrates how mountaineering is but one conspicuous example of the outdoor recreation industry's unrestricted and problematic growth. He explores the implications of our assumptions that there are no limits to our outdoor recreation habits and that access to the highest mountains should include amenities for affluent consumers. Each chapter probes the mountain-based regional ethos and the concomitant sense of privilege and entitlement from different vantages to illuminate the consumerist mind-set as a reductive--and deeply problematic--version of experience and identity in and around some of the nation's most striking mountains"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The Legacy of Exceptionalism -- 2. Standard Routes, Standard Highways -- 3. Cities and Their Volcanoes -- 4. Green Consumerism and the Volcanoes -- 5. Wilderness and Volcanoes -- 6. Volcanoes and Crowds -- Epilogue.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 28, 2016).
Subject Northwest, Pacific -- Geography.
Northwest, Pacific -- Environmental conditions.
Volcanoes -- Social aspects -- Northwest, Pacific -- History.
Mountains -- Social aspects -- Northwest, Pacific -- History.
Regionalism -- Northwest, Pacific -- History.
Outdoor recreation -- Environmental aspects -- Northwest, Pacific -- History.
Mountaineering -- Environmental aspects -- Northwest, Pacific -- History.
Consumers -- Northwest, Pacific -- Psychology -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Northwest, Pacific -- History.
Environmental policy -- Northwest, Pacific -- History.
TRAVEL/United States/West/Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Pacific Northwest (OR, Wash.)
NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Mountains.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Mountaineering.
Consumers -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst00876425
Ecology. (OCoLC)fst00901476
Environmental policy. (OCoLC)fst00913250
Geography. (OCoLC)fst00940469
Nature -- Effect of human beings on. (OCoLC)fst01034564
Outdoor recreation -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst01049169
Regionalism. (OCoLC)fst01093204
Volcanoes -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01168856
Pacific Northwest. (OCoLC)fst01242543
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic book.
Other Form: Print version: Weltzien, O. Alan (Oliver Alan). Exceptional mountains. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2016 9780803265479 (DLC) 2015047730 (OCoLC)928607601
ISBN 9780803290402 (electronic bk.)
0803290403 (electronic bk.)
9780803290426 (electronic bk.)
080329042X (electronic bk.)
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