Early travellers in the Alps

by De Beer, Gavin Sir

Publisher: October House in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 204 Downloads: 539
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  • Mountaineering.,
  • Alps -- Description and travel.

Edition Notes

StatementSir Gavin de Beer.
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 204 p., [21] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages204
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16576374M
LC Control Number67010786

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Early Travelers in the Alps Early Travelers in the Alps, by G. De Beer. xi+, including bibliography and index. Illustrated with 40 plates and 36 text figures from old woodcuts and engravings.

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Early Travellers in the Alps by De Beer, Gavin, Sir. October House. Used - Acceptable. Acceptable condition. Alps, Early American Travellers in the Alps Publication Year: Early American Travellers in the Alps. The paintings of “The Hudson River School,” exhibited in under the auspices of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, include many mountain landscapes in the early American tradition.

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Interesting, funny at times, and well written. Anyone who has traveled in the Alps or is thinking of doing so would, I believe, enjoy this book.4/5(40).

FOREWORD by F. SMYTHE: THIS is a remarkable book for two reasons. It is the first really comprehensive work to be published in this country on the history of mountaineering, from the earliest travellers in the Alps down to the present-day climbing technique, which expresses itself on mountain sides believed impossible.

The Alps is a mountain range in Central Europe stretching from France in the west until Slovenia and Austria in the east. The highest peaks in Europe outside of the Caucasus Mountains are located in the Alps.

Mont Blanc (4, metres), Dufourspitze (4, metres) and the world famous Matterhorn (4, metres) are well known alpine four-thousanders. Early Travellers in the Alps Delivery & returns This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order.

Heidi by Johanna Spyri Many a childhood vision of the Alps was founded on the 19th-century Swiss classic Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre.

Heidi, a five-year-old orphan, is taken to live with her. The Hand-book for Travellers in Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont: Including the Protestant Valleys of the Waldenses J. Murray, - Switzerland - pages 0 Reviews. The Silent Traveller series – 11 books about his travels in Britain, the USA and Japan Ella Maillart ( – ) – Swiss travel writer.

Turkestan Solo - One Woman's Expedition from the Tien Shan to the Kizil Kum (her journey from Moscow to Kirghizstan and Uzbekistan in ) The Cruel Way (from Geneva to Kabul) The Land of the Sherpas (photographs and texts on her first encounter with Nepal in ).

Whymper is the first summiter of the Cervin/Matterhorn peak in the XIX century. The book narrates his various expeditions (scrambles) in the Alpes during which he trekked over many passes and succeeded in conquering several virgin peaks, such as Pelvoux or Barre des Ecrins.

The book is however much more than the log of his successes.4/5(24). This is the first post in a new weekly miniseries about advertisements in 19th century books. The nineteenth century was an incredible period for tourism in the Alps.

From the mid-eighteenth century onwards, the Enlightenment and Romanticism attracted a significant number of travellers into the region.

Mountains were less and less seen as a threat. D iccon Bewes was researching his first book, Swiss Watching (1), an account of the country behind the clichés, when he came across the travel journal that would form the spine of.

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The Alps, A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond. Stephen O'Shea. W.W. Norton & Co. An engaging and colorful travel narrative, with plenty of fascinating history and charming stories. The early travelers to the Alps were greatly inspired by the pristine beauty of what they saw, and from their inspiration sprang the modern popularity of the Alpine region.

With popularity, however, came growth; and the impact of so many people caused a steady degradation of the Alpine environment beginning in the midth century. Early history (before ) The Wildkirchli caves in the Appenzell Alps show traces of Neanderthal habitation.

During the Würm glaciation, the entire Alps were covered in ice. Anatomically modern humans reach the Alpine region by c. 30, years ago. MtDNA Haplogroup K is a genetic marker associated with southeastern Alpine region, dated c.

12–15, years ago. The Trinity Alps Wilderness, nestled between the Coastal Range and the Cascades, is located 50 miles west of Redding in Northwest California. This region is somewhat off the radar, as most choose to visit the famed southern neighbors in the Yosemite-Sequoia corridor.

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Most people think of this route as a way to get out of the country as quickly as possible. Try rail travel instead of hitting up the airport. Books shelved as alps: The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak, Starlight and Storm by Gaston Rébuffat, La tentation by Luc Lang, Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming.

The higher region of the Alps were long left to the exclusive attention of the inhabitants of the adjoining valleys, even when Alpine travellers (as distinguished from Alpine climbers) began to visit these valleys.

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Nearly every location can be reached this way. Across the Alps by train: a feast of scenery from Switzerland to Austria After starting in London, this itinerary takes in Lake Geneva, the Austrian Tirol, and the heights of the Zugspitze in.

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The 2nd book from Wink Lorch follows on from her successful 'Jura Wine' and moves the focus to the wines of France's Alpine regions.In late May, June, September, and early October, travelers enjoy fewer crowds, mild weather, and the ability to grab a room almost whenever and wherever they like.

In both spring and fall, keep an eye out for the cattle processions that wind through alpine villages as lovingly decorated cows make their way up to (or down from) their mountain.