The Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers of the Caucasus.: FRESHFIELD, Douglas W.

The Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers of the Caucasus.


Verlag: Royal Geographical Society, London, 1888
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Narrative is 30 pages, including one black and white plate showing the Tetnuldi peak. Original condition with blue wrappers, titles to front, and containing all the ads. This is a complete issue, seldom found in such good and original condition. Renowned mountaineer and explorer, Freshfield describes physical features of the Central Caucaus, featuring the Svaneti region of Georgia. Drawing on his foremost explorations and ascents, he examines several theories on the majestic formations. Discussion includes erosionist theories, geological observations by Ernest Favre, aspects of glaciology by Mr. Reclus, and much more. Freshfield was a former President of the Alpine Club and an honorary secretary of the Royal Geographical Society. He travelled widely over classical ground in the Near East, for second only to his love of mountains was his interest in classical life and lore. In 1868 he led an exploration of the central Caucasus which, except for the lower heights, were then unknown. He made the first ascent of Kazbek, Elbruz, and several other peaks. This enlightening account pre-dates Freshfield's all-important book, The Exploration of the Caucasus, which was first published in 1896, in which he described the denuded territories of Abkhazia in a moving chapter on 'The Solitude of Abkhazia.'. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 024548

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Titel: The Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers of the ...

Verlag: Royal Geographical Society, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1888

Auflage: First Edition.


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