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Title:
Mountaineering and mountain club serials : a guide to English language titles
Author:
Seiser, Virginia, 1948-
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Publication Information:
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1990.
Physical Description:
xvi, 180 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780810823952
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Book

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This reference tool cites some 500 English language serials from 20 countries, covering publications issued by outdoor clubs, mountaineering associations, university outdoor programs, and commercial publishers. Holdings information for the major US mountaineering library collections is also included. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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Seiser and Lockerby attempt to do several things. Primarily, their volume lists English-language serials (journals, magazines, newsletters, annuals) dealing with the subject of mountaineering, including climbing, hiking, skiing, and conservation. Publishing data include title, sponsoring organization (club, university, etc.), frequency, and starting/cessation dates. Names and addresses of the publishers are at least as interesting as the list of titles itself. Also given are source of verification, names and locations of libraries holding these publications, and a bibliography of works on mountaineering serials. The latter section includes online databases and unpublished sources. Seiser, a climber and librarian (University of New Mexico General Library), has modestly omitted from this section a useful article of her own, "United States Mountaineering Serials," Serials Review (Summer 1987): 15-23. The Guide is limited to English-language publications but a large number of foreign titles and organizations are also included. Separate indexes provide access by organization and geographic area--US and foreign. Although many of the titles can be found in standard periodical directories, Seiser and Lockerby have compiled a useful, up-to-date reference work on a subject of traditional interest to college and university audiences. Recommended for academic libraries where local interest warrants, and for appropriate public and other libraries. -H. E. Whitmore, University of Maine at Augusta