Sunday, October 26, 2008

Alpine Americas review and GIVEAWAY- CLOSED

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to Crayl of Beyond Black & White for winning this great prize!

For this fantastic giveaway I am offering you a copy of this amazingly beautiful book...

Alpine Americas is a mountaineer's tour of the 10,000 mile range of peaks from the Arctic to Patagonia. The book combines stunning mountain photography with elegant text that explores the places from all perspectives -- geologic, historical, philosophical -- as it takes readers up the cold wind-swept ridges of Denali or down into the caldron of a smoking Mexican volcano.

Each mountain grouping is a different chapter. Each chapter focuses on a single element of what the place means to us. Brooks range in the Arctic, it's all about tranquility and the reassurance of seasonal patterns. Way to the South, in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, it's the chaos and conflict of the natural elements -- angry winds and big weather -- as the jagged landscape thrusts upward from the cold salt sea.

Don Mellor's inspirational words and Olaf Sööt's magical photographs, Alpine Americas is the celebration of the western world's majestic high places.

MY REVIEW

Wow. This book is amazing. The pictures are incredibly breathtaking! Even my almost-2-year-old daughter Olivia was captivated by the photos! The book itself is super high quality and would be a delightful coffee table book or Christmas gift for the difficult-to-buy for folks on your list. I am truly impressed by Alpine Americas :)

HOW CAN YOU WIN????

1. Leave me one comment telling me you want to win.

2. Visit the Alpine Americas website and take a look around. Come back and tell me something you discovered. You can do this as many times as you like as long as you leave a different discovery in each comment!

After you have done one of the first two you can...

3. Add my link to your blogroll and leave me the link to your site here.

4. Subscribe to my blog in a reader or follow my blog and then leave me a comment telling me you did!

5. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link to the post. If you don't have a blog just email five of your friends about this giveaway and leave me a comment telling me you did it!

6. Twitter about this giveaway and leave me a link. You can do this once per day for extra entries.

PLEASE LEAVE ME A WAY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU IF YOU WIN!!!

This giveaway is open to everyone everywhere - I will choose a winner on Wednesday, November 5, 2008. You will have 48 hours to respond or I will choose another winner.

And don't forget to enter these other great giveaways I am currently running...

51 comments:

Stephanie said...

I would love to win this book!

Jennifer said...

This looks like a beautiful book. I'd love to have a copy. I'm going to check out their website right now.

Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jennifer
jhayes0611(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amber said...

I would love to win please!
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Elizabeth said...

I teach geography and I love books like this to show the students what we are talking about on maps!

Elizabeth said...

I also have added you to my blogs I follow.

Cindi said...

I would love to win this book!!

Bridget said...

I've posted at Win a Book. No need to enter the contest.

rb said...

I like to win this book!

Amanda Daybyday said...

This looks very pretty. I grew up in the mountains, I would love to win this book

Katie Stacey said...

I love the mountains, I want to win!

cdziuba said...

This is a great book, I want to win, Thanks for this nice giveaway. cdziuba@aol.com

Susan said...

I love beautiful photography, and would love to treat myself to an afternoon savoring these photos!
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Susan said...

A discovery from the book: I never knew the length of the west coast was 10,000 miles. Wow!
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Lori said...

I would love to win. This is so pretty!

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Lori said...

You don't really think about how big the "Americas" really are--north pole (ice pack not land) down to 600 miles from the south pole. It's kind of interesting to wrap your head around. You could walk it. With a really warm jacket!

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Becca said...

I would love to win this, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway!
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Rebecca said...

This would make a great Christmas gift for my husband!

sweetsue said...

I would love to win, I love mountains. I am lucky to live near Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood!

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Crayl said...

I would love to win this and give it as a Christmas gift.

Crayl said...

Did you see Cape Horn? Beautiful.

Alyce said...

I would love to win a copy of this beautiful book!
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Crayl said...

Did you see the Mountain of Gold, my goodness that's stunning!

Alyce said...

I didn't know that one of the longest features on the planet are the mountains that run through the Americas.
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Crayl said...

The Wollostan Islands look fascinating.

Alyce said...

I didn't know that it is 10,000 miles from Alaska to Patagonia (the length of the mountain ridges). What a long trip that would be.
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bonobo said...

I love the mountains and would love to win!
Thanks for (another!) great contest!
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karen and co. said...

Looks like a great book!

Reva Skie said...

I would love to win this, it looks like a nice peaceful kind of book.

semtaylor said...

This is all mountain photography. Would love to see as it looks like it would have great pictures. semtaylor@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

please enter me...mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

ignoramoose said...

This looks like a wonderful book with some stunning photography! I'd love to win. On the website, I read the foreword by John Harlin the III, and it sounds great!

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eyeslikesugar said...

I LOVE photography books, and I would love to win this! The fact that is has photographs from Denali would go great with my photography book from Denali and my own pictures from there!

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eyeslikesugar said...

John Harlin seems like such a naturist. From climbing the highest peak in Arctic Alaska, to being a mountain guide in Colorado, to skiing the highest peak in Peru. I would love to just sit down with him and listen to his stories. I love the outdoors. :)

Katrina said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

noreen said...

10,000 miles from Alaska to Patagonia and I have never been to either :)

Chi said...

I'd love to enter! Thanks for the contest :D

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crystal said...

I would like to win. Thanks!
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The Heller Family said...

The book looks beautiful! I would love to win it!
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Olga said...

That books looks so inspirational. My dad and I would both love it.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to win this beautiful book.
-Terra
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itsahumanzoo said...

My husband loves books that have beautiful pictures of scenery in them. He would love this for sure. Please enter me! Thanks for the giveaway!
Angela
itsahumanzoo(at)gmail(dot)com

redpolkadotsgirl said...

I love to read so I'd LOVE to win. a girl can never have too many books.

ikkinlala said...

This looks like a wonderful book!

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ikkinlala said...

I discovered that the western edge of the western hemisphere is one of the longest features on the planet (I'd never really thought about it that way before; I'd always considered several different mountain ranges).

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Molly C. said...

I would love to win this because I am sure it is filled with amazing pics.

Jennifer said...

This book looks beautiful, thanks so much for the giveaway!

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demmi said...

I love books and would like this one

Theresa N. said...

We don't get much snow where I live, ok never, but if I had this book I could look at the snow. thanks:)
Theresa n
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Mary M. said...

I would like to win this book.

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Ginny said...

Book looks beautiful, I'd love to win.

 
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