The Mountains of Snowdonia, edited by Herbert R. C. Carr and George A. Lister. 8vo., xiii, 312 pp., photographic illustrations, maps and diagrams. London, 1948: Crosby Lockwood & Son, Ltd. Price, 15/-.
Another reissue of a standard work, first published nearly a quarter of a century ago. The original editors are still in the saddle, and their alterations in the original work, while extensive, do not alter its scheme or scope, but serve merely to bring the book up-to-date. The Mountains of Snowdonia is not in any important sense a mountaineering book, as readers of this journal are doubtless aware; fewer that fifty pages are assigned to a survey of the walking and climbing possibilities of the district; the rest discuss its history, the development within its limits of science and industry, its literature. The authority of its contributors is not to be questioned by a reviewer without special qualifications in their several fields.