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THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS [Canadian Rockies] Shiro Shirahata 1997 1st Canadian edition Extra Large Hardcover DJ Like New
By Shirahata, Shiro. Essay by Pat Morrow
Price: $150.00


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Vancouver BC, 1997, 1st Canadian Edition, Raincoast Books. 192 pp, 107 full page color photos. In English. Includes an essay written by Pat Morrow. The book is a handsome black cloth with the spine title in silver.  Large format hardcover, 14'' x 10'', book and DJ are both in Very Fine condition. Actually, the book looks like New. No edge wear, no fading, no writing, no tears or chips, no flaws of any kind.

This book is extra large and heavy, 4.5 pounds. Additional postage will be requested for Media mail, Priority Mail, and it probably should not be shipped internationally. This book appeared using different titles and dust jackets designs. 

The large  picture above is the dust jacket of the book we have in stock. It was also called MAJESTIC SPLENDOR: A PORTRAIT OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES. This is perhaps the grandest photo book ever done on any North American mountain range. A moving portrait of the Canadian Rockies, one of the most magnificent mountain ranges in the world. 

The Rocky Mountains is a masterpiece of photography and a celebration of sublime nature. Shiro Shirahata is to the Rockies what Ansel Adams was to Yosemite, a master photographer and a devoted lover of the landscape. For this book, he painstakingly selected each exhibit-quality photograph from thirty-five thousand of his original exposures. Stretching from the Yukon all the way to Montana, the Canadian Rockies are a true wilderness -- a place where nature exists in powerful isolation touched only by the sun, snow, rain, and wind. Guided by Shirahata, The Rocky Mountains takes us there. 

Part 1

   

Mount Robson, Resplendent Mountain, Whitehorn Mountain, Mount Geikie, The Ramparts, Mount Edith Cavell, Mount Kerkeslin, Mount Brazeau Group, Mount Hooker, Mount Fryatt, Mount Christie, Dragon Peak, Mount Clemenceau, Mount Shackleton, Mount Alberta, Mount Columbia, Snow Dome, The Twins, Stutfield Glacier, Dome Glacier, Mount Athabasca, Mount Andromeda, Mount Lyell Group, Mount Forbes, Mount Bryce, Mount King Edward

 

Part II  

Mount Murchison, Epaulette Mountain, Howse Peak, Mount Chephren, White Pyramid, Mount Patterson, Crowfoot Mountain, Mount Burgess, The President, Cathedral Crags, Mount Stephen, Hungabee Mountain, Mount Huber, Mount Biddle, Ringrose Peak, Chancellor Peak, Mount Goodsir, Ten Peaks, Bident Mountain, Quadra Mountain, Mount Fay, Grand Sentinel, Mount Temple, Mount Victoria, Pilot Mountain, Castle Mountain, Mount Louis, Mount Edith, Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain, Sunburst Peak, Mount Assiniboine, Mount Lougheed, Mount Lyautey, Mount Joffre, The Royal Group, Mount King George

 

Part III               

Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Mount Mackenzie King, Mount Sir Mackenzie Bowell, Mount Sir John Thompson, David Peak, Chilkist Peak, Chamberlain Peak, Torii Peak, Mount Lempriere, Mount Albreda, Mount Begbie, Big Blackfriar, Adamant Range, Mount Sir Sandford, Mount Bonney, Mount Tupper, Mount Macdonald, Hermit Range, Mount Sir Donald, Dawson Group, Bugaboo Group, Pigeon Spire, Howser Spire, Snowpatch Spire, Bugaboo Spire, The Lieutenants, Commander Mountain, Karnak Mountain


 Biography Shiro Shirahata


Shiro Shirahata was born on February 23, 1933. At the age of 33 he participated for the first time in a climbing expedition, achieving five first ascents in the Hindu Kush. Four years later, after an expedition to the Punjab, he reached 8000m as a member of a larger expedition to Makalu. Further expeditions see him in the Pamir and the Peruvian Andes

Almost every year he organized extensive photographic trips to all the great ranges: the Garhwal and other mountains in India; to the European Alps; the USA's Rocky Mountains; the Nepal Himalaya (Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Everest and Kangchenjunga groups, Jugal and Ganesh Himal, Western Nepal); the Karakorum (Hunza, Batura, Baltoro, Biafo, Hispar, Minapin and Shimshal); Nanga Parbat; the Northern Hindu Kush and the Hindu Raj.

His long journeys and expeditions resulted in many publications and exhibitions. He gained international reputation for his books on the Japanese Alps, the European Alps, the Nepal Himalaya, the Karakoram and the Rocky Mountains, which were translated into as many as seven languages. 

In 1978 his book The Alps appeared in seven languages, and in 1983 the book Nepal-Himalaya was published simultaneously in seven countries. This was followed in 1986 by the book The Beauty of South Korea in four volumes. In addition he held more than twenty photo exhibitions throughout Japan.

He has received many honors and awards, both in Europe and Japan. Shiro Shirahata is president of the mountain photography club Shiroi Mine and member of the Japan Photographic Association, the Japan Alpine Club and the Japan Rock Climbing Club.
 

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