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Snowshoeing in the Alps

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps

ALP16
Fergus Fleming
Grove Press
2001
398
0802138675
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Fleming spins lively tales of man against nature in this entertaining history of the eccentrics, adventurers and publicity-hounds who sought to conquer the Alps, including Whymper and his first ascent of the Matterhorn 150 years ago.
$14.00

Michelin Green Guide French Alps

FRN197
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
520
2067197568
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, practical guide to the region in the classic Michelin style.
$21.99

Rhone-Alpes Map 523

FRN255
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2067135317
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the Alps along the Italian and Swiss border from Geneva and Grenoble west to the Rhone, including Lyon and Valence.
$11.95

Alps Map

ALP07
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
2
3850842274
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This regional map (1:500,000), centered on the Alps, includes portions of Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France.
$14.95

Chamonix, Mont Blanc Massif (East)

FRN314
IGN
IGN
2012
1
2113630028
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fabulously detailed topographic map (scale 1:25,000) shows the eastern portion of the Mont Blanc group.
$24.95

St Gervais les Bains, Mont Blanc (West)

FRN315
IGN
IGN
2011
1
2113531534
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fabulously detailed topographic map (scale 1:25,000) shows the western portion of the Mont Blanc group.
$24.95

Switzerland Map

SWZ11
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
1
3866093381
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, laminated, road map of Switzerland, showing all major and many minor roads, cities and towns, at a scale of 1:400,000.
$11.95

Chamonix to Zermatt, The Walker's Haute Route

ALP21
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2015
240
1852847808
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the classic Haute Route, covering each segment of the long-distance walk, and including an introduction to the region.
$24.95

Culture Smart! Switzerland

SWZ58
Kendall Maycock
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338448
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to Switzerland's customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Insight Guide Switzerland

SWZ15
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2009
368
9812586806
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
This handsome guide gives a profusely illustrated overview of Switzerland, featuring concise essays by well-regarded authors on history, politics and culture, as well as hundreds of photos and maps and other practical information.
$24.99

Tour of Mont Blanc, Complete Trekking Guide

ALP24
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2015
240
1852845325
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to the classic Mont Blanc circuit, which includes a detailed guide to each section of the tour, as well as the author's own personable, encouraging remarks.
$24.95

Walking Easy in the Swiss and Austrian Alps

WLK02
Chet Lipton
Lightning Source
2007
221
0595413307
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to 100 alpine walks and sightseeing excursions.
$24.95

Walking in the Alps

SWZ44
Kev Reynolds
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
496
1566563437
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A nicely illustrated, authoritative guide to hiking throughout the Alps. Reynolds covers a range of activities from day hikes to the classic hut-to-hut mountain walks.
$22.95

Cuisines of the Alps

CEU38
Kay Shaw Nelson
Hippocrene Books
2004
197
0781810582
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Recipes, Drinks, and Lore from France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia," this colorful tour of the region's rustic cuisine offers more than 140 recipes, a section on regional wines and historical information.
$24.95

La Place de la Concorde Suisse

SWZ14
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1994
150
0374519323
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
McPhee deploys his usual insight and wonderful prose on the phenomenon of the Swiss army, presenting an irreverent portrait of Switzerland and the Swiss mindset.
$16.00

The Alps, A Cultural History

ALP30
Andrew Beattie
Oxford University Press
2006
256
0195309553
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Beattie explores the turbulent past and vibrant present of the Alps, where early pioneers of tourism, mountaineering and scientific research have each left their mark.
$38.95

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire

AST11
Andrew Wheatcroft
Penguin Putnam
1995
384
0140236341
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs.
$18.00

Eiger Dreams, Ventures Among Men and Mountains

ALP10
Jon Krakauer
Lyons Press
2009
192
1599216108
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A collection of some of Krakauer's (Into Thin Air) best journalism, these stories and essays focus on the mindset and determination of world-class mountaineers, including Alpine and Himalayan climbers.
$14.95

Iceman: Uncovering the Life and Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier

ALP20
Brenda Fowler
University of Chicago Press
2001
313
0226258238
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
The complete story of the discovery of and controversy surrounding the frozen corpse of a prehistoric man found in the Tyrolian Alps.
$28.00

Mont Blanc, Discovery and Conquest of the Giant of the Alps

ALP37
Stefano Ardito
2008
228
8854401528
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
1
With color and archival photographs, historic paintings and illustrations, this handsome book celebrates the history of climbing at Mont Blanc.
$19.99

Mozart

AST43
Peter Gay
Penguin Putnam
2006
177
0670882380
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This concise, entertaining portrait delves into Mozart's complex relationship with his father, his daunting role as a child prodigy and his exploration of new musical territory.
$15.00

Quest for the Sublime, Finding Nature's Secret in Switzerland

SWZ66
Richard Bangs
Menasha Ridge
2008
260
0897326806
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Richard Bangs revisits the Swiss Alps, following the likes of Byron, Shelley, Keats and Wordsworth in an attempt to grasp the Sublime.
$16.95

Schlepping Through the Alps, My Search for Austria's Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd

AST74
Sam Apple
Ballantine Books
2006
304
0345477731
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A hilarious and touching exploration of history, tradition and sheep. This account of travels in Austria with Hans Breuer, a shepherd who sings Yiddish folk songs to his sheep, is admittedly a comic quest, but it also delves into some of the darker corners of Austria's history in World War II.
$16.00

Cham

ALP39
Jonathan Trigell
Serpent's Tail
2009
1852429585
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A young British author who lives in Chamonix, Trigell captures the beauty of the region, the allure of the slopes and the decadent vibe of the ski bum sub-culture in this edgy thriller.
$16.95

Homestead

ALP11
Rosini Lippi
Lightning Source
1999
210
0395977711
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set firmly in a small village in the Austrian Alps, these 12 interlinking stories are almost ethnographic in their rich detail of small town life. The stories range from the turn-of-the-century to the present, accurately charting change in the remote village.
$13.95

La Nouvelle Heloise

SWZ19
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Penn State University Press
1989
421
0271006021
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Rousseau may be best known for his political philosophy, but in this novel we see his softer side. This is the passionate story told through the letters of two lovers in a small town at the foot of the Alps.
$35.95

Solo Faces

ALP14
James Salter
North Point Press
1998
218
0865473218
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of an American climber who, dissatisfied with his everyday life, travels to the Alps of southern France to tackle mountain peaks. The prose is glorious and the mountain-climbing scenes are as vivid as they get. Much of the action takes place in and around Chamonix.
$15.00

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

For Kids

William Tell: One Against an Empire, A Swiss Legend

SWZ20
Paul Storrie
Lerner Publishing Group
2009
32
1580138284
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The classic tale of a Swiss hunter facing a terrible choice, as a graphic novel for ages 9-11.
$8.95

Banner in the Sky

SWZ23
James Ramsey Ullman
HarperCollins
1988
256
0064470482
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A suspenseful tale of a young boy determined to keep his father's mountaineering dream alive.
$8.99

Heidi

SWZ32
Johanna Spyri
Sterling Publishing Company
2006
263
0517189674
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The beloved tale of a little girl who is sent to live with her curmudgeonly grandfather in a remote Alpine village. This handsome hardback edition retains the quaint prose and buoyant disposition of Johanna Spyri's 1880 original.
$9.95

Bodies from the Ice

SCI268
James M. Deem
Houghton Mifflin Company
2008
58
061880045X
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Deem (Bodies from the Ash, Bodies from the Bog) offers kids a glimpse into prehistory, glaciology, archaeology and grisly fun in this overview of 5300-year-old Alpine Iceman Otzi and other through mummified human remains.
$17.99

Ice Mummy, The Discovery of a 5,000-Year-Old Man

ALP40
Mark Dubowski
1998
48
0679856471
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Dubowski turns the tale of the 1991 discovery of the frozen mummy in the Alps into a thrilling chapter book for ages 4 to 8.
$3.99

Every Bone Tells a Story, Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates

ATP28
Jill Rubalcaba
2010
185
1580891640
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Robertshaw and Jill Rubalcaba focus on four signficant discoveries over the last 30 years: Turkana Boy, Lapedo Child, Kennewick Man, and Tzi the Iceman.
$18.95