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The Alps

A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond

by Stephen O'Shea

Hardcover, 318 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $26.95 |

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The Alps
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A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond
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For centuries the Alps have seen the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers and the dreams of engineers — and some 14 million people live among their peaks today. In The Alps, Stephen O'Shea takes readers up and down these majestic mountains, journeying through their 500-mile arc across France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia.