When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age

When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age

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The sport of mountaineering was pioneered 150 years ago by a diverse cross-section of Victorians, following in the footsteps of earlier local explorers who ventured into the upper regions of ice and snow in search of game and minerals. By the early years of the 19th century, a growing interest in the study of geological and glaciological phenomena attracted scientific interest in the origins of the Alps. It was only in the latter half of that century when, by the… (more)

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Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing (June 21, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 314 pages

File size: 5.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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